Scleral supported contact lenses can work very well for patients with keratoconus. Watch this episode of A State of Sight with special guest Dr. Jennifer Lyerly to learn more about this specialized type of rigid gas permeable contact lens.
In keratoconus, other types of contacts can be difficult to fit properly and may not give the comfort and vision that scleral lenses can offer. Fortunately, there are several options available that may work for these patients.
For more info about scleral contact lenses and other uses for this type of lens, watch A State of Sight #67: youtu.be/zMRgww7FD-Q
Retinal surgeon Carey Pate, MD joins 'A State of Sight' with Isaac Porter, MD to discuss macular degeneration, one of the leading causes of blindness. This episode defines macular degeneration, explains who is at risk, and covers treatment options for the various stages of macular degeneration.
The Implantable Miniature Telescope from VisionCare is an advanced treatment for end-stage macular degeneration. There are many qualifications for this device to ensure that it is used in patients who may benefit from the technology.
Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about the IMT and who may be a candidate.
Some of the basic qualifications include:
- Age 65 and older
- End-stage macular degeneration in both eyes
- Vision 20/160 to 20/800
- No previous cataract surgery in the eye to receive the telescope
Learn more about the IMT in episode #70 of A State of Sight: http://youtu.be/caipn22S2sk
Sleeping in contacts is very dangerous for your eyes. Contacts should always be removed at night to help lower the risk of an eye infection.
Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD from Raleigh to learn why you shouldn't sleep wearing contact lenses.
Isaac Porter, MD explains penetrating keratoplasty, a full-thickness corneal transplant, which may be needed for patients with swollen, cloudy corneas, keratoconus, or inherited diseases. Corneal transplantation is one of the most successful types of transplantation in humans.