Epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) is a severe type of conjunctivitis (pink eye) that can cause corneal inflammation. This usually occurs a week or two after the onset of the infection and may cause decreased vision.
Beyond artificial tears, medicated drops and ointments, and pills, there are other ways to make the eyes more comfortable from dry eye syndrome. Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about these natural treatments.
A new surgical option is available for patients with Fuchs endothelial dystrophy - Descemet's membrane removal. This was recently described by Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD from The University of Chicago.
Unlike the current modern operations for Fuchs dystrophy (DSEK and DMEK), in this procedure Descemet's membrane is removed from the back of the cornea, and no corneal graft is placed afterwards. Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about this innovative new option.
Blepharitis is a common cause of dry eyes that results in inflammation and irritation of the oil glands that lubricate the eyes. Fortunately, several treatments are available to make the eyes more comfortable.
Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about potential treatments for blepharitis. These include scrubbing the eyelids, antibiotic ointments or pills, and potentially steroids.