Tag: Cornea Transplant

What is Retinoblastoma?

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Although not very common, Retinoblastoma is the most common eye tumor of childhood. There are approximately 350 new cases diagnosed in the United States per year. Worldwide, 6000 cases per year are diagnosed. 95% of diagnosed cases survive Retinoblastoma and more than 90% keep at least one eye. Retinoblastoma is diagnosed typically by noting a… Read More


SightMD and Cataract Surgery, Making a difference in 2018

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Many things have changed over the years, but our dedication toward excellence in eye care and eye surgery has remained with us at our New York practices. Our Doctors are board certified and perform the best in cataract surgery in a practice that does over a thousand cataract surgery procedures a year. There are several… Read More


Laser Cataract Surgery in 2018

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Cataract surgery is one of the most common and safest surgical procedures performed through out our country and through out the world for that matter. A cataract occurs when the natural lens with in one’s eye becomes clouded. This is a natural process which most individuals experience as time goes on. As the cataract grows… Read More


Cone shaped eyes

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Do you rub your eyes by digging your knuckles into them? Do you rub your eyes all the time? I would strongly advise you do otherwise, and here is why. The above picture shows a downward gazing eye and you may have noticed that the cornea (the clear dome in front of the eye) is… Read More


Cornea Specialists with SightMD

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Most people aren’t aware of the fact that there are many different subspecialties within the field of ophthalmology. As a cornea specialist at North Shore Eye Care, a division of SightMD, I would like to explain what the cornea is and how I may be able to help you. The cornea is a clear, thin… Read More


Fuchs Dystrophy and Cornea Transplant Surgery

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Fuchs Dystrophy is a disease of the endothelial cells (the most inner cell layer) of the cornea. The most important function for these cells is to pump fluid out of the cornea. There is always a tendency for the cornea to be imbibed with fluid, due to the hydrostatic forces from inside the eye and… Read More


Cornea Transplantation – You’ve Got Options (part 3)

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With many new options, regarding cornea transplantation, it’s no wonder that a patient needing a full-thickness cornea transplant (or PKP) is becoming a second-tier choice for surgeons. However, there are cases where one needs this type of therapy in order to see better. These can include advanced keratoconus, scarring or infections that involve or involve… Read More


Cornea Transplantation – You’ve Got Options (part 2)

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The conventional full-thickness cornea transplant (PKP) is now reserved for more complex corneal disease. Today, there are many options for transplantation that involve transplanting only the diseased part of the cornea. Today’s discussion will focus on a technique where we replace just the front part of the cornea. This is known as a Deep Anterior… Read More


Cornea Transplantation – You’ve got options (Part 1)

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The cornea is the clear dome covering the front of the eye. Despite being a small structure, it is a well organized tissue with 6 distinct layers – one being newly discovered in just the last 3 years! That being said, the knowledge of these layers is what gives us the ability to innovate and… Read More


The Eye-Rubbing-Truth About Cone-Shaped Eyes

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Do you rub your eyes by digging your knuckles into them? Do you rub your eyes all the time? I would strongly advise you do otherwise, and here is why. The above picture is a profile of the eye and you may have noticed that the cornea (the clear dome in front of the eye)… Read More


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