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.
Multifocal lens implants can help give a full range of vision after cataract surgery from up close to far away. Recently, newer multifocal lenses have been FDA approved, giving more choices for patients to meet their visual goals.
Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD from Porter Ophthalmology to learn about these great new options for patients who may need to have cataracts removed with surgery.
Proper eyelid function is very important to maintain the health of the eye. If the eyelids do not close or blink appropriately, the cornea can be exposed and become irritated.
Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about the cause of inadequate eyelid closure and some of the potential treatments.
In keratoconus, the cornea progressively thins and protrudes into a cone shape. If this becomes severe, an inner-layer break in the cornea can occur, causing corneal hydrops. Acute hydrops results in pain, redness, decreased vision, and corneal swelling. In this episode of A State of Sight, Isaac Porter, MD explains corneal hydrops and the treatment options.