Dr. Stephen Slade made history yesterday right in our operating room at Slade & Baker Vision Center. He performed the first Raindrop corneal inlay surgery to correct near vision (presbyopia patient) outside of the FDA US clinical trials yesterday at 10:00 AM CST right here in Houston, Texas! Read our latest blog to see photos from the entire experience yesterday, the Slade & Baker team and today’s Post op Day 1 for our patient!
After years of what felt like ZERO options, adults with presbyopia now have an amazing NEW, FDA approved option to correct their Near Vision without ruining their distance vision. Read this blog post to learn more about this 10 minute procedure that could rid you of having to wear those reading glasses you hate so much!
For those of you who have not heard of keratoconus, it is a corneal disease that causes structural changes within the cornea causing the cornea to thin and bulge outward into a steeper, irregular, more conical shape than its normal gradual curve. Keratoconus can cause substantial visual loss of vision, image distortion, streaking of lights, sensitivity to light, and multiple images, etc. Keratoconus affects about one person in a thousand, and yet the exact cause of it is uncertain.
Dr. Slade has been involved with finding a safe treatment for keratoconus from its discovery and this has been an ongoing effort for several years. He has been interviewed and featured in this article of Ocular Surgery News. Click on this blog to read more!