A 24-YEAR-OLD MALE pilot applicant presented for an examination at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI). His history included being an amateur hockey player in his younger years.
OSD evaluation remains imperative before cataract referral, even in asymptomatic patients.
Scleral contact lenses are now a mainstream specialty lens modality that is embraced by optometry to manage a variety of ocular conditions.
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.