Tag: Cornea Transplant

What Is Blindness?

When asked which of our five senses a person fears losing the most, the answer is almost always sight. Going blind is certainly a terrifying thought, but what really is blindness? Many imagine walking around in total darkness without any visual cues to help navigate through the world. While this is the case for some,… Read More


What is the cornea and how can I maintain its health?

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


What is a DSAEK?…

A DSAEK, which is short for Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty, is a newer, more sophisticated type of corneal transplant. Not everyone who requires a corneal transplant is a candidate for a DSAEK, but for those individuals who are a candidate, it is a wonderful option. The cornea is the thin, clear piece of tissue… Read More


The Best Corneal Care at SightMD

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, I would like to explain what the cornea is and how I may be able to help you. The cornea is a clear, thin piece of tissue at… Read More


Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy: is it affecting you?

Fuchs endothelial dystrophy is a progressive disorder of the cells that line the inside layer of the cornea, known as the endothelium. These cells are responsible for keeping the cornea clear, compact and in a relatively dehydrated state so the cornea can be seen through the same way someone might see through a piece of… Read More


Keratoconus: what is it and what can I do about it?

Keratoconus is a disorder of the cornea. The cornea is a thin, clear piece of tissue on the surface of the eye. It must be transparent and compact in order to see through it. Additionally, its shape is very important to our vision. If it is misshapen, the image we see becomes a blur. Keratoconus… Read More


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