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Cornea Disorders

The Center for Anterior Segment Diseases and Surgery serves patients with conditions of the cornea and anterior segment including

The Center focuses on cataracts and latest surgery including refractive and toric IOLs, amniotic membrane transplants, DSAEK and DLEKs, corneal surgery, and difficult contact lens fits for ages 6 weeks through 100 years of age. The Center has established itself particularly as a leader in the area for those patients needing corneal transplants and conditions surrounding post transplant care.

Conditions Affecting the Cornea

Our physicians will provide consultation, therapies and management for patients with a wide variety of anterior segment diseases of the conjunctiva and cornea, and conditions requiring corneal transplantation. Special studies available include external and slit lamp photography, computerized corneal topography and Orbscan®, corneal pachymetry, endothelial photography, and confocal microscopy.

For Patients with Glaucoma

Our glaucoma-trained physicians are able to diagnose and treat patients, provide "second opinions" as needed as well as provide comprehensive care and management of patients with glaucoma. Glaucoma develops when the optic nerve has suffered some form of damage by increased pressure in the eye from an excess of fluid that does not drain well, causing increased pressure. Glaucoma may develop several ways; following an eye injury, as a side effect of certain medications, following eye surgery or other co-morbid diseases which contribute to vision loss.

Special studies include Humphrey automated visual field testing, Goldman perimetry, serial tonometry, optic nerve disc analysis with optical coherence tomography, nerve fiber layer photography and stereo optic nerve photography. Argon,and ND-YAG, and lasers are available for treatment of secondary membranes, angle closure and chronic open angle glaucoma. Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) is also available for certain forms of open angle glaucoma.

For Patients with Cataracts

Detected during routine vision-screenings, a cataract is a painless cloudy area within the eye that blocks light from reaching the retina. Although typically associated with aging populations, cataracts do occur in children, and can develop at any age from an injury to the eye, as a co-morbid affliction of diabetes or from other vision-related disease. Small incision, no stitch cataract surgery is available along with special intraocular lenses to correct presbyopia and astigmatism.