Significant difference from OSD apparent between period of time after surgery, lack of signs
For many ODs, Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdoferi) and it’s 22+ variant cousins hit close to home.
Our practice has been performing epi-off corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) since it was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for patients with progressive keratoconus or ectasia.
Thirty years ago, in the summer of 1989, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted a patent to a retinal surgeon Gholam Peyman, MD, for a “Method for Modifying Corneal Curvature.”1
A healthy corneal epithelium is fundamental to healthy vision, and several corneal epithelial diseases are associated with severe consequences to overall ocular health.1,2
Myopia is experiencing an epidemic rise across the world, most dramatically among younger people (college educated and high school graduates) in East and South Asia where the prevalence has reached almost 100 percent in some demographics.
Over the years, we have managed many patients with keratoconus during every stage of the disease, from initial diagnosis to specialty contact lens fitting to end-stage treatment with corneal transplantation.
Editor's Note: This case report is part of a series by members of Intrepid Eye Society.
We have witnessed a rise in clinical utilization of scleral lenses in recent years, and in some cases, their clinical indications have expanded to include even those patients with regular corneas. Given this sharp rise in scleral lens utilization, the principle of lens selection continuum as proposed by Visser et al appears to also hold true in patients with normal healthy eyes. Thus, when should clinicians reach for scleral lenses when providing care to patients with regular corneas?
Best practice guidelines are just that—guidelines. They’re not religious dogma designed to herd everyone into the same line. We are rightly moving toward more evidence-based medicine, such as increased use of bandage lenses and less pressure patching in the management of corneal abrasions and erosions.