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.
A scleral pocket fixation technique may be used to support an intraocular lens implant inside the eye. This operation may be also known as a glued IOL procedure, but the glue does not actually support the lens long term.
Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about this innovative procedure that has been popularized by Amar Agarwal, MD from India.
DSEK and DMEK are the two primary types of inner layer corneal transplantation (endothelial keratoplasty) used today. Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about the recovery process following surgery with these techniques.
LASIK and PRK are the most common laser vision correction procedures. Isaac Porter, MD explains what to expect in an evaluation for LASIK. Patients will have their medical history reviewed, their vision checked, and have specialized testing procedures. These tests include corneal topography (mapping the surface curvature of the eye), wavefront analysis (measuring how light passes in and out of the eye), and ultrasound measurement of corneal thickness. Along with an eye exam, this full evaluation will help determine candidacy for LASIK.
Cataract surgery is a very common eye operation as most people will develop cataracts as they age. Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn the answers to some of the most common questions we have from our patients about cataract surgery.