The Melles CorneaClinic Rotterdam at the Netherlands Institute for Innovate Ocular Surgery recently published their findings for a potential breakthrough treatment for advanced keratoconus. Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about selective Bowman layer transplantation.
With this treatment, patients with keratoconus were able to use contact lenses after surgery and improve their vision. At this stage of keratoconus, the other primary options to restore vision are full thickness (penetrating keratoplasty) and partial thickness (deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty). With this innovative treatment, patients may be able to keep their own cornea longer and delay the need for larger transplants.
If you're tired of glasses, LASIK can be a great solution. Many people wonder if laser eye surgery is painful. Learn the answer to this question and more by watching this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD.
Also covered in this video: information about recovery after LASIK, how long the effects are expected to last, and what happens if the eye moves during surgery.
Recurrent corneal erosion syndrome (RCES) can cause painful breakdown of the surface of the eye. Anterior corneal stromal micropuncture is a procedure that can treat RCES and decrease the chance of further episodes. Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about this operation and how it can help patients with RCES.
The cTEN procedure is a variation of transepithelial PRK where the surface layers of the cornea are removed with a laser before corrective surgery. Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about this operation which can help smooth and normalize irregular corneas.
Watch this episode to learn more about superficial keratectomy, which is a procedure to smooth the surface of the cornea when it is uneven. This can be used to improve vision or comfort in patients with irregular outer layers of the eye.