Open-angle glaucoma is the most common form of glaucoma. Ninety percent of glaucoma patients have open-angle glaucoma. It is estimated that over two million Americans have some type of glaucoma and half of them are not aware they have the disease. Although it cannot be cured, it can usually be controlled with treatment.
Macular degeneration is a disease of the macula, an area of the retina located at the back of the eye that is responsible for fine detail vision. Generally, vision loss is gradual and affects both eyes at different rates. Even with a loss of central vision, color vision and peripheral vision may remain unaffected.
Dry eyes occur when your eye is not producing enough lubricating tears. This can be a little confusing since one of the most common symptoms of dry eye syndrome is excessive watering of the eyes! How is this possible?
Conjunctivitis, commonly referred to as pink eye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is a thin, transparent membrane containing many small blood vessels. This membrane covers the inner eyelid and the front of the eye. It lubricates and protects the eye while the eye moves in its socket.
Diabetic Retinopathy is a disease that occurs when diabetes causes damage to the blood vessels in the eyes. Diabetes affects blood vessels throughout the body, particularly vessels in the kidneys and eyes.
The cornea is the clear front lens of the eye. It disseminates light throughout the interior of the eye allowing us to see clearly. Corneal disease is a serious and sometimes painful condition that can cause clouding, distortion, and eventually blindness. There are many types of corneal disease including keratoconus, Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy, and bullous keratopathy.
Keratoconus is a degenerative disorder that affects the cornea. The cornea is the clear membrane that covers the colored part of the eye and pupil. The cornea is the “window” of the eye and is the most powerful lens in the eye as well. Keratoconus is a corneal disease that causes structural changes within the cornea which causes the cornea to thin and bulge outward into a steeper, irregular, more conical shape than its normal gradual curve.
Corneal Collagen Crosslinking
Corneal Collagen Crosslinking (CXL) is a procedure to strengthen the cornea, or front windshield of the eye, in people with weak or unstable corneal tissue, such as in the case with keratoconus. CXL is a straightforward procedure that is highly recommended to any patients with keratoconus, post-refractive ectasia, and most people with pellucid marginal degeneration.