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Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment at The Eye Center P.A.

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Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment at The Eye Center P.A.

Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that affects millions of individuals worldwide. While it primarily affects blood sugar levels, diabetes can also lead to several complications, including diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is a diabetic eye disease that affects the retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. To combat this condition, The Eye Center P.A. offers advanced and comprehensive diabetic retinopathy treatments. In this article, we will explore the various treatment options available at The Eye Center P.A. and highlight the crucial role they play in managing this sight-threatening condition.

Before delving into the specific treatments, it’s essential to understand diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy occurs because of damage to the blood vessels in the retina caused by high blood sugar levels. This damage leads to vision loss and, if left untreated, serious complications such as blindness. It is imperative for individuals with diabetes to undergo regular eye examinations to detect and manage such issues in a timely manner.

The Eye Center P.A. provides the highest quality care for diabetic retinopathy patients, prioritizing both the overall health and visual well-being of their patients. Their experienced team of ophthalmologists and retinal specialists utilize state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge techniques to diagnose and treat diabetic retinopathy effectively.

One of the primary treatments offered at The Eye Center P.A. is laser therapy, also known as photocoagulation. This procedure involves using a laser to seal off leaking blood vessels in the retina or eliminate abnormal blood vessels that may be causing vision problems. Laser therapy helps to prevent further blood vessel leakage and reduces the risk of vision loss caused by diabetic retinopathy. The Eye Center P.A.’s skilled ophthalmologists carefully navigate the laser to target specific areas in the retina, ensuring optimal outcomes for their patients.

In addition to laser therapy, The Eye Center P.A. also offers intravitreal injections. These injections deliver medication directly into the eye to halt the progression of diabetic retinopathy and minimize its impact on vision. Medications such as anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) drugs help reduce inflammation and prevent further abnormal blood vessel growth. The Eye Center P.A.’s retinal specialists have extensive experience in administering these injections safely and efficiently, ensuring patient comfort throughout the procedure.

Another advanced treatment option available at The Eye Center P.A. is vitrectomy surgery. Vitrectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removing the vitreous gel, which may be clouded or affected by bleeding, from the interior of the eye. This procedure is particularly beneficial for individuals with severe cases of diabetic retinopathy, where the vitreous gel is hindering vision or causing significant complications. The Eye Center P.A.’s skilled surgeons perform vitrectomy with meticulous precision, improving visual clarity and reducing the risk of further damage to the retina.

While these treatment options are highly effective, it is worth emphasizing the importance of prevention and early detection in managing diabetic retinopathy. By closely monitoring their patients’ ocular health and collaborating with other medical professionals involved in their diabetes care, The Eye Center P.A. strives to provide comprehensive treatment for diabetic retinopathy.

In conclusion, diabetic retinopathy is a serious condition that requires prompt and effective treatment to prevent vision loss and other complications. The Eye Center P.A. offers a range of advanced treatment options for diabetic retinopathy, including laser therapy, intravitreal injections, and vitrectomy surgery. Their team of experienced ophthalmologists and retinal specialists provides comprehensive care and ensuring optimal outcomes for their patients. However, early detection and prevention remain crucial in managing diabetic retinopathy.

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The Eye Center P.A. Offers an Outstanding Solution for Those Not Considered Ideal Candidates for Lasik: Advanced Surface Treatment (AST)

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The Eye Center P.A. Offers an Outstanding Solution for Those Not Considered Ideal Candidates for Lasik: Advanced Surface Treatment (AST)

The Eye Center P.A., a leading eye care facility in the region, is proud to offer an exceptional solution for individuals who may not be deemed suitable candidates for Lasik eye surgery. Advanced Surface Treatment (AST) is an innovative alternative that can provide fantastic results for a wide array of patients seeking improved vision and freedom from glasses or contact lenses.

While Lasik has proven to be a remarkably effective and popular vision correction procedure, not everyone qualifies as an ideal candidate. Factors such as thin corneas, high prescriptions, or certain corneal irregularities may limit the suitability of Lasik for some patients. However, all hope is not lost, as AST presents a viable option to achieve the desired visual outcomes and long-term satisfaction.

AST, also known as PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy), is a safe, minimally invasive procedure that reshapes the cornea to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. By gently removing the thin outer layer of the cornea, the surgeons at The Eye Center P.A. can access the underlying corneal tissue to reshape it with a laser, allowing light rays to focus correctly on the retina and providing clear vision.

“The Eye Center P.A is committed to advancing vision care for all patients, and introducing AST is reflective of that mission,” says Dr. Clary, an experienced ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and refractive surgeries at The Eye Center P.A. “We understand the concerns of our patients who don’t qualify for Lasik and we appreciate their desire for better vision. With AST, we can provide an effective vision correction solution that caters to a wider audience.”

One of the key advantages of AST is its ability to treat patients with thin corneas. Traditional Lasik surgery involves creating a flap on the cornea, which requires a certain thickness to ensure a safe procedure. With AST, the outer layer of the cornea is gently removed, allowing patients with thinner corneas to undergo vision correction surgery confidently.

Additionally, for individuals with high prescriptions or corneal irregularities, AST can offer excellent results. The procedure is tailored to each patient’s specific needs, addressing issues such as irregular astigmatism or corneal scars that may not be suitable for Lasik. The Eye Center P.A.’s team of experienced surgeons takes pride in their ability to customize AST treatments to maximize visual outcomes and patient satisfaction.

While Lasik patients typically experience quick recovery with minimal discomfort, AST may involve a slightly longer healing process. However, most patients achieve clear, stable vision within a few weeks following the procedure, and the benefits of improved eyesight and reduced reliance on glasses or contacts far outweigh the temporary inconvenience.

The Eye Center P.A. is renowned for its state-of-the-art facilities and exceptional patient care. Driven by a commitment to providing the highest standard of treatment, their team of skilled ophthalmologists and support staff ensures each patient is well-informed, comfortable, and confident throughout their vision correction journey.

Individuals interested in determining whether AST is a suitable option for their vision correction needs are encouraged to schedule a consultation with The Eye Center P.A. During this comprehensive evaluation, the experienced ophthalmologists will assess various factors, including corneal thickness, prescription, and overall eye health, to determine the most appropriate treatment plan.

For additional information about Advanced Surface Treatment (AST) and to book a consultation at The Eye Center P.A., please visit their website at theeyecentersc.com or contact our office directly at 803-256-0641 or email them at info@theeyecentersc.com.

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The Eye Center P.A. is a leading eye care facility located in Columbia, S.C. With a team of experienced ophthalmologists and state-of-the-art technology, they provide personalized and comprehensive eye care services to patients. Offering a wide range of vision correction procedures, including Lasik, Advanced Surface Treatment (AST), cataract surgery, and more, The Eye Center P.A. is dedicated to helping patients achieve clear and healthy vision.

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What is Lipiflow?

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What is Lipiflow?

LipiFlow® is an advanced technology designed to treat the root cause of evaporative dry eye. It is a safe, non-invasive procedure that uses heat and massage to unclog blocked meibomian glands and restore normal oil production. This helps reduce symptoms of dry eye, such as redness, burning, itching, and blurry vision.

The meibomian glands are located in the eyelids and produce an oily substance called meibum. This meibum is essential for keeping the surface of the eyes lubricated and healthy. When these glands become blocked or inflamed due to conditions such as aging, environmental factors, or certain medications, they can no longer produce enough oil to keep the eyes lubricated. This can lead to evaporative dry eye—a condition where tears evaporate too quickly from the surface of the eyes due to insufficient oil production from the meibomian glands.

LipiFlow® is a patented technology designed specifically for treating evaporative dry eye caused by blocked or inflamed meibomian glands. During treatment, a special device is placed over your closed eyelids that delivers both heat and pressure directly to the affected area. This combination helps soften hardened oils in your blocked glands while simultaneously massaging them open so that they can start producing normal amounts of oil again. The entire process usually takes about 12 minutes per eye and most patients report feeling only mild warmth during treatment with no discomfort afterwards.

The results from LipiFlow® have been overwhelmingly positive with many patients reporting significant improvement in their symptoms after just one treatment session. In clinical studies, LipiFlow® was found to be effective at improving tear production in 88% of patients with evaporative dry eye after just one session. Additionally, studies have also shown that LipiFlow® can improve patient’s vision by up to two lines on standard visual acuity tests after just one session as well as reduce corneal staining scores by up to 50%.

Overall LipiFlow® has been proven safe and effective for treating evaporative dry eye caused by blocked or inflamed meibomian glands in both adults and children over 12 years old who are not pregnant or nursing mothers. While it may not be suitable for everyone with dry eye symptoms due to other underlying causes such as allergies or autoimmune conditions, it has been shown to be highly effective at restoring normal oil production which can help improve symptoms associated with evaporative dry eye significantly without any major side effects or risks associated with other treatments such as medication or surgery.

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The Eye Center Discusses LenSx® Femtosecond Laser

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The Eye Center Discusses LenSx® Femtosecond Laser

The Eye Center is proud to announce the addition of the LenSx® femtosecond laser to its practice. This advanced technology will allow for more precise and efficient cataract surgery with better outcomes for patients.

“We are excited to offer this new technology to our patients,” said Dr. Matthew Clary, an ophthalmologist at The Eye Center. “The LenSx® femtosecond laser is a state-of-the-art surgical device that allows us to perform cataract surgery with greater accuracy and precision than ever before. This technology ensures that our patients receive the highest level of care possible.”

The LenSx® femtosecond laser uses a computer-controlled beam of light to create tiny bubbles in the eye tissue. This allows for a more precise incision than traditional methods, which can reduce recovery times and improve visual outcomes after surgery. The laser also eliminates manual steps in the procedure, reducing potential errors and increasing safety for patients.

The Eye Center is committed to providing its patients with the most advanced technology available in ophthalmology today. In addition to the LenSx® femtosecond laser, The Eye Center also offers other cutting-edge treatments such as LASIK vision correction surgery and refractive lens exchange (RLE).

“Our goal at The Eye Center is always to provide our patients with access to the most advanced treatments available so they can achieve their best possible vision health,” said Dr. Clary. “We believe that by incorporating this new technology into our practice we can continue to provide our patients with exceptional care and outstanding results.”

The Eye Center has been providing comprehensive eye care services for decades. Located in Columbia, South Carolina, it offers a full range of services including comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, treatment for glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy as well as cosmetic procedures such as Botox® injections and eyelid lifts.

For more information about The Eye Center or its services please visit www.theeyecentersc.com or call 803-256-0641 today!

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Corneal Abrasion Repair at The Eye Center P.A.

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Corneal Abrasion Repair at The Eye Center P.A.

At The Eye Center P.A., our team of ophthalmologists and optometrists provide a wide range of services to help patients with corneal abrasions. Corneal abrasions are a common eye injury that can occur when the outer layer of the cornea is scratched or scraped by a foreign object, such as a fingernail, contact lens, or dust particle.

Corneal abrasions can be extremely painful and cause blurred vision, sensitivity to light, and excessive tearing. If left untreated, they can lead to infection and even vision loss. Fortunately, our team is here to help you get the treatment you need to repair your corneal abrasion and restore your vision.

At The Eye Center P.A., we provide comprehensive care for corneal abrasions that includes:

• Comprehensive eye exam: Our team will perform a comprehensive eye exam to assess the extent of your injury and determine the best course of treatment for you.

• Diagnostic testing: We may recommend diagnostic testing such as slit lamp examination (which uses bright light and magnification to examine the front of your eye) or corneal topography (which uses computer-generated maps to measure the curvature of your cornea).

• Treatment plan: Based on our findings from your exam and diagnostic tests, we will create an individualized treatment plan tailored specifically for you that may include antibiotics or steroid drops, pain medications, or even surgery if necessary.

• Follow-up care: We will monitor your progress during follow-up visits so we can ensure that your abrasion is healing properly and that no further complications arise from it.

Our team at The Eye Center P.A. provides compassionate care for all our patients suffering from corneal abrasions so they can get back on their feet quickly and safely with their vision restored in no time! We understand how important it is for you to get back to living life without worrying about discomfort or impaired vision due to an abrasion—that’s why we make sure our treatments are both effective and comfortable so you can rest assured knowing that you’re in good hands with us!

If you are experiencing symptoms such as pain, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, or excessive tearing due to a corneal abrasion—don’t hesitate! Contact us today at The Eye Center P.A., where our experienced ophthalmologists and optometrists will help diagnose your condition accurately before creating an individualized treatment plan tailored specifically for you so you can get back on track with clear vision in no time!

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The Eye Center P.A. Now Accepting New Patients in South Carolina

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The Eye Center P.A. Now Accepting New Patients in South Carolina

The Eye Center P.A., a leading provider of comprehensive eye care services in South Carolina, is now accepting new patients. The Eye Center P.A. has been providing quality eye care services to patients throughout the state and is dedicated to providing the highest level of medical and surgical care available.

The practice offers a full range of eye care services including comprehensive eye exams, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of eye conditions including glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and dry eye syndrome.

“At The Eye Center P.A., we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality eye care available,” said Dr. Matthew Clary in a statement about the announcement that they are now accepting new patients. “We strive to provide our patients with personalized attention and individualized treatment plans tailored to their specific needs.”

The Eye Center P.A.’s experienced team of doctors includes board-certified ophthalmologists who specialize in various areas such as glaucoma management, cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, and eye lid surgery as well as optometrists who provide comprehensive eye examinations. In addition to offering general eye exams, The Eye Center P.A.’s optometrists also offer specialty contact lens fittings for those with difficult prescriptions or special visual needs such as dry eyes or astigmatism correction lenses (Toric lenses).

The practice also provides access to cutting-edge technology such as laser cataract surgery which utilizes femtosecond lasers for greater precision during cataract removal procedures; laser vision correction (LASIK) which can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism; IntraLase® Corneal Transplantation which helps restore vision lost due to corneal disease or injury.

“At The Eye Center P.A., we understand how important it is for our patients to have access to quality eye care,” said Dr. Matthew Clary.” We are proud to be able offer comprehensive services that meet each patient’s individual needs so they can enjoy better vision health.”

To learn more about The Eye Center P.A.’s services or schedule an appointment with one of their highly skilled doctors please visit www.theeyecentersc.com or call 803-256-0641 today!

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The Eye Center is the leading refractive practice in South Carolina, providing full-service eye care and specializing in Refractive Surgery – Lasik, AST, PRK, PRELEX, as well as Corneal Transplant and Cataract Surgery.

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Macular Degeneration: Recognizing and Treating It with Care from The Eye Center

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Macular Degeneration: Recognizing and Treating It with Care from The Eye Center

The Eye Center provides comprehensive and compassionate care for those suffering from macular degeneration. This condition is one of the leading causes of vision loss in adults over the age of 50 and can be difficult to recognize and treat. In this article, we’ll discuss what macular degeneration is, how it can be treated, and why it’s important to seek care from The Eye Center if you think you may have this condition.

What Is Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration is an age-related eye condition that affects the macula – the part of the eye responsible for central vision. It occurs when the tiny blood vessels in this area become damaged or blocked, leading to a gradual loss of sight. This can make everyday tasks such as reading or driving difficult or even impossible.

There are two types of macular degeneration: dry (non-neovascular) and wet (neovascular). Dry macular degeneration is more common and occurs when tiny yellow deposits called drusen form on the macula. Wet macular degeneration occurs when abnormal new blood vessels grow beneath the retina, leaking fluid or blood that can damage surrounding cells. Wet macular degeneration tends to progress faster than dry macular degeneration, so treatment should be sought as soon as possible if symptoms are present.

How Can Macular Degeneration Be Treated?

At The Eye Center, we understand how frightening it can be to experience vision loss due to macular degeneration. That’s why our team works hard to provide comprehensive care for our patients with this condition. Treatment for dry macular degeneration typically includes lifestyle modifications such as quitting smoking or taking nutritional supplements like zinc or lutein/zeaxanthin that may help slow down its progression. For wet macular degeneration, we offer a variety of treatments including anti-VEGF injections into the eye that can help reduce swelling caused by leaking blood vessels and laser therapy that can seal off these vessels, so they no longer leak fluid or blood into surrounding tissue.

Why Seek Care From The Eye Center?

At The Eye Center, we understand how important your vision is – which is why we strive to provide comprehensive care for those experiencing any type of vision loss due to age-related eye conditions like macular degeneration. Our team of experienced ophthalmologists are dedicated to providing personalized treatment plans based on each patient’s individual needs and goals so that they can get back to living their best life as soon as possible! We also offer a variety of advanced technologies such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging which allows us to get a detailed picture of your eyes so that our team can better diagnose any issues you may have with your sight quickly and accurately. So, if you think you may have Macular Degeneration don’t hesitate – come visit us at The Eye Center today so that together we can work towards restoring your sight!

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If you need glasses or contact lenses to see clearly because of nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism (abnormal curvature of the eye), or presbyopia (cannot read up close) Refractive Surgery can eliminate this need. The most common procedures (Thin-Flap Lasik, Epi-Lasik, & AST) involve laser vision correction. This surgical procedure is used to adjust your eye’s focusing ability by reshaping the cornea. Other procedures, such as PRELEX, involve changing the lens inside your eye. ICL simply adds a contact lens inside your eye.

The Eye Center, P.A. Discusses Pterygium Removal Surgery

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The Eye Center, P.A. Discusses Pterygium Removal Surgery

The Eye Center, P.A., a leading ophthalmology practice in South Carolina, is proud to announce the availability of pterygium removal surgery for its patients. Pterygium is a non-cancerous growth that develops on the surface of the eye and can cause irritation and vision problems if left untreated. The Eye Center, P.A. offers state-of-the-art surgical techniques for pterygium removal to help restore vision and improve patient comfort and satisfaction.

“Pterygiums can be bothersome and even painful if left untreated,” said Matthew T. Clary, MD, an ophthalmologist at The Eye Center, P.A. “At The Eye Center, we strive to provide our patients with the best possible care so they can enjoy clearer vision without any discomfort or irritation from pterygia.”

The Eye Center, P.A.’s experienced team of ophthalmologists use advanced surgical techniques to remove pterygia while preserving as much of the healthy tissue as possible. During surgery, a small incision is made in the eye to remove the growth while minimizing damage to surrounding tissue and structures such as the conjunctiva or cornea. After surgery, patients are typically able to return home within 24 hours with minimal discomfort or pain and no need for stitches or bandages over their eyes.

“We are committed to providing our patients with safe and effective treatments for their eye conditions,” said Dr. R. Brian Huff, MD, another ophthalmologist at The Eye Center, P.A. “Our goal is to help our patients regain clearer vision without any long-term side effects from their pterygium removal surgery.”

The Eye Center also offers comprehensive pre-operative evaluations prior to any procedure so that every patient receives individualized care tailored specifically to their needs and medical history. In addition, they schedule post-operative follow-up appointments where doctors monitor progress, answer questions, address concerns, and provide additional treatment options if necessary.

“We understand how important it is for our patients to have access to quality medical care,” said Dr. Ryan N. Mercer, MD, another ophthalmologist at The Eye Center, P. A. “At The Eye Center, we strive to ensure that every patient receives personalized attention throughout their entire treatment process.”

If you are looking for an experienced team of ophthalmologists who specialize in pterygium removal surgery, contact The Eye Center, P.A. today at 803-256-0641 for more information .

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The Eye Center is the leading refractive practice in South Carolina, providing full-service eye care and specializing in Refractive Surgery – Lasik, AST, PRK, PRELEX, as well as Corneal Transplant and Cataract Surgery.

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Are You Considering Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Surgery?

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Are You Considering Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure offered by The Eye Center P.A. that can improve the appearance of the eyelids. It is a cosmetic procedure that can be performed on the upper eyelids, and it can help to reduce wrinkles, puffiness, and sagging skin. Blepharoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the United States and has become increasingly popular due to its ability to give patients a more youthful appearance.

The Eye Center P.A., located in South Carolina, offers blepharoplasty for upper eyelids, as well as other ophthalmic services such as cataract surgery and laser vision correction. Blepharoplasty can be used to improve the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes, sagging skin on the upper eyelids that may cause vision obstruction, or excess skin on the upper lids that may interfere with vision. The procedure is typically done on an outpatient basis with local anesthesia and sedation if desired by the patient.

The first step in blepharoplasty is a consultation with an ophthalmologist at The Eye Center P.A. During this consultation, your doctor will examine your eyes and discuss your goals for blepharoplasty with you so they can determine what type of procedure will best suit your needs. Your doctor will also discuss any risks associated with blepharoplasty such as infection or scarring so you can make an informed decision about whether it’s right for you.

After deciding to go ahead with blepharoplasty surgery at The Eye Center P.A., you will meet with their team of experienced surgeons who will discuss pre-operative instructions such as stopping certain medications before surgery and avoiding sun exposure prior to your procedure date. On the day of surgery itself, you will be given local anesthesia which numbs only certain areas during your procedure; this ensures that you remain comfortable throughout the entire process while still being able to follow instructions from your surgeon if needed during surgery itself. After your procedure is complete, you may experience some redness or swelling around your eyes, but these effects should subside within a few days after surgery; more severe side effects are rare but should be discussed with your surgeon prior to undergoing any type of plastic surgery procedure like blepharoplasty at The Eye Center P.A.

At The Eye Center P.A., we understand how important it is for patients undergoing these procedures to feel comfortable throughout their entire treatment process, so we strive to provide personalized care tailored specifically for each patient’s individual needs throughout every step of their journey with us—from diagnosis through recovery—in order to ensure they receive optimal results from their treatment plan as quickly as possible with minimal downtime involved afterwards.

If you are considering any type of eyelid surgery at The Eye Center P.A., please contact us today for more information about our services or schedule an appointment online so we can discuss how we can help restore or improve your vision today!

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The Eye Center Discusses Keratoconus and How It Is Treated with iLink™ Cross-Linking

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The Eye Center Discusses Keratoconus and How It Is Treated with iLink™ Cross-Linking

The Eye Center is proud to announce that they are now offering iLink™ Cross-Linking, a revolutionary treatment for Keratoconus. Keratoconus is a progressive eye disorder in which the cornea, the clear front portion of the eye, thins and bulges outward in a cone-like shape. This irregular shape prevents light from entering the eye properly and causes distorted vision. Keratoconus can cause blurred vision, increased sensitivity to light, difficulty seeing at night, and frequent changes in eyeglass prescriptions. It is most common in people between 10-25 years old but can occur at any age.

Keratoconus is not fully understood but it is believed to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors such as chronic eye rubbing or overexposure to ultraviolet light. It can also be associated with certain medical conditions such as Down syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and Leber’s congenital amaurosis.

The most common treatment for keratoconus is eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct for the distorted vision caused by the irregular shape of the cornea. In more severe cases, rigid gas permeable contact lenses may be needed to provide better vision correction than regular soft contacts. In some cases, surgery may be recommended to improve vision if other methods are not successful.

One type of surgery used to treat keratoconus is called collagen cross-linking (CXL). CXL involves using riboflavin (vitamin B2) drops combined with ultraviolet A (UVA) light exposure on the cornea to strengthen it and prevent further thinning or bulging outwards. This procedure has been shown to effectively stop further progression of keratoconus in many cases and can even improve vision in some patients.

The iLink™ ™ Cross-Linking procedure from The Eye Center utilizes advanced technology for CXL treatment that has been proven safe and effective for treating keratoconus patients with minimal discomfort or downtime required after treatment. The iLink™ ™ CXL system uses an advanced UV light delivery system that precisely controls the amount of energy delivered during treatment for maximum safety while still providing optimal results. The entire procedure takes about 30 minutes, and no sutures are required afterwards so there is no need for stitches removal after healing has occurred.

The Eye Center’s team of experienced ophthalmologists has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating Keratoconus. Their team utilizes advanced technology such as corneal topography and optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging to diagnose the condition accurately and develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient.

Dr. Matthew Clary, one of the leading ophthalmologists at The Eye Center, says: “Keratoconus can be a very debilitating condition for those who suffer from it, so we are thrilled to be able to offer this innovative treatment option to our patients. We believe that iLink™ Cross-Linking will give our patients hope for maintaining their current level of vision while reducing their risk of further deterioration due to Keratoconus.”

Keratoconus can have a significant impact on quality of life but with proper diagnosis and treatment it can be managed successfully so patients can continue living their lives without being hindered by their visual impairment due to this condition. If you think you may have keratoconus or have already been diagnosed with it, consult your ophthalmologist about your options including iLink™ Cross-Linking from The Eye Center which provides safe and effective results without any downtime required afterwards so you can return to your daily activities right away!

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