The cornea — the clear, dome-shaped outer layer of your eye — is crucial for good vision. It protects your iris and lens, and accounts for approximately 70 percent of your eye’s focusing power. Unfortunately, many things can go wrong with the cornea. Fortunately, individuals who suffer from a corneal disorder have many available treatment options.
Collagen crosslinking (CXL) is a relatively new procedure used to treat patients with keratoconus. Keratoconus is a thinning of the corneas which causes them to form a cone shape and bulge outwards. Many countries outside the U.S. use CXL, but the procedure hasn’t yet received FDA approval. However,Read more
Corneal transplantation is a surgical procedure to replace part of a damaged or diseased cornea with corneal tissue from a donor. The cornea is the transparent, dome-shaped surface on the front of the eye. It plays a large part in vision by helping to focus light onto the retina. Reasons for CornealRead more
Intacs Intacs, or intracorneal ring segments (ICRS), is a non-laser treatment for mild nearsightedness. It can also be used to treat the astigmatism and nearsightedness that occurs with keratoconus, one type of corneal disorder. How Intacs Works Intacs is a pair of crescent-shaped plastic devicesRead more