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The 2 most common questions I hear on a daily basis in the CLEI Center for Keratoconus are: Is my keratoconus getting worse? Do/Will I need a cornea transplant? Clearly, these concerns are on the minds of many patients affected...
The images seen are of a scarred, neovascularized, ulcerated cornea with a condition known as "chronic neurotrophic keratitis" due to a brain tumor known as an acoustic neuroma. Read the entirety of this post and how the OD is...
https://youtu.be/2txwrfyWFVM Dr. Barry Eiden is the president of North Suburban Vision Consultant ltd. He is known as an innovator in contact lenses and specializes in anterior segment/cornea disease diagnosis and management, complex contact lens management, diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma...
The new mantra of keratoconic care: Diagnose early, Stop progression, Rehabilitate vision. The following case will demonstrate the ability of corneal collagen crosslinking to stop progression of keratoconus. This case shows the clinical benefits of crosslinking in a twenty-year-old...
A low myope walks into an optometry clinic… To many, this may sound like the beginning of a successful patient encounter. Correct myopia with a distance prescription; you’ll have a happy patient and a happy practice. In my clinic,...
https://youtu.be/j3uZLIdsY-E Dr. Tom Lewis — a medical scientist, has a PhD, from MIT and Harvard, public health -- Expert in Alzheimer's, neuroscience-generative disease. Topics covered include: The importance of reducing your body’s engagement with toxicity, the three disease mechanism hypothesis, how...
As the coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19, starts to sweep across America the three states most affected are still New York with 4,100+ outbreaks, Washington with 1,000+ outbreaks, and California with 800+ outbreaks. Coming in fourth on the list with 700+...
Keratoconus treatment options have expanded considerably. In the past, patients would be fitted with gas permeable lenses until they could no longer tolerate them or see well enough to function, at which time a corneal transplant would be performed....
I recently had a 55-year-old patient complaining of blurred distance vision, glare, and halos. When discussing the complaint, he reported it had been an issue for many years. I was skeptical of cataracts. Best visual acuity was 20/40 in...
A patient called our office reporting a floater that started three days prior and was followed by loss of vision. My front desk triaged the call and scheduled the patient for an appointment two hours later that morning. The...
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