The importance of differentiating corneal opacities in contact lens wearers.
Despite an abundance of options on the market, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find the right fit for your astigmatic patient.
Here is a snapshot of what is happening in the industry.
The research supporting orthokeratology lenses for myopia control grows stronger every day. When do we introduce this option to our patients?
In addition to treating corneal irregularities, the scleral lens’s tear reservoir may also effectively relieve dry eye.
For patients with high levels of astigmatism and keratoconus, the go-to GP lenses may not always solve the problem. Here are three soft lens options to consider.
Inflammatory events often appear to be similar. This guide will help you make the proper differential diagnosis and select an appropriate treatment.
The latest imaging technology can help eye care practitioners better assess and treat corneal complications.
For eye care practitioners, today’s technology offers a more comprehensive management plan.
Over the years, practitioners have found new ways to help restore visual function to patients in need.
Advanced imaging technology helps practitioners better manage specialty lens wear.
Here is a visual breakdown of the common issues facing keratoconus patients.
Recent advances can significantly improve the practitioner’s ability to treat corneal irregularities.
Here’s how to evaluate the perfect contact lens fit on a surgically altered cornea.
Keratoprosthetic implants, along with new biocompatible materials, can offer corneal visual options to millions of patients in need.
Today’s eye care practitioners can draw from a variety of scleral and hybrid lenses to best fit their patient’s contact lens needs.
More recently Intacs (Addition Technology) and corneal collagen crosslinking have been used to treat patients with keratoconus and other corneal ectasias. In this article, I will introduce the novel approach of combining the two procedures.
This article will review the three stains commonly used in clinical practice: sodium fluorescein, lissamine green and rose bengal. I will give some general rules of thumb for optimizing their use, point out the advantages and disadvantages for each one and convince you that every practice should routinely use them.
The increase in the adoption and practice of this specialty is also fueled by the growing evidence of the effectiveness of corneal reshaping in regulating the development of myopia. Recent advances in lens design and clinical practice show an increased effectiveness for higher amounts of astigmatism and the temporary reduction of hyperopic refractive errors.
In last month’s column, I discussed how how sometimes a corneal transplant is better served in a toric lens than a spherical lens. This is usually the case when the corneal astigmatism is fairly regular and continuous from the donor to the host cornea. However, because this is not typically the case—and there are extreme cases where astigmatism levels are high and the donor ...
This month’s issue features articles on managing patients with corneal distortion. Patients can have an irregular astigmatism secondary to trauma, inflammation, or an acquired/hereditary condition, such as a non-inflammatory thinning disorder.
When the refractive surgery doesn’t create ideal results, these patients may be left with residual refractive errors, irregular corneas and decreased best-corrected visual acuity.