Cataracts are cloudy lenses. The lens is normally a clear, M&M-shaped and sized structure just behind the pupil. During cataract surgery, the inside part of the M&M is replaced by an artificial lens. Today, special tools allow us to select specially designed lenses that can minimize, or even eliminate, the need for glasses or contact lenses. Cataract surgery is one of the most successful and common surgeries performed worldwide.
Fuchs’ dystrophy is a disease in which the corneas become cloudy, reducing vision and eventually even leading to blind, painful eyes. With Fuchs’ the corneal pump cells wear out prematurely, and bumps called guttae are deposited on the back of the cornea. Fuchs’ can be corrected by replacing the worn out pump cells with healthy pump cells that are inserted into the eye painlessly through a tiny sutureless incision.
Keratoconus is a condition in which the protein fibers that make up the cornea weaken and allow the cornea to take on an abnormal shape. Keratoconus is the most common reason that sutured corneal transplantation is performed. Fortunately, corneal cross-linking and sutureless Bowman-layer transplants can arrest the progression of keratoconus and thereby minimize the chance that a corneal transplant will be needed.
Glaucoma is a disease in which ongoing damage to the optic nerve may be related to eye pressure. Lowering intraocular pressure is the only treatment proven to limit the progression of glaucoma. Eye drops, pills, laser treatments and procedures done in the operating room are the tools used to lower intraocular pressure and protect an eye from glaucoma. Recently developed MIGS (Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery) techniques have made it dramatically easier for patients to achieve lower eye pressures.
Parker Cornea offers specialized care for eye conditions involving the front part of the eye. We are experienced in the treatment of corneal scars, infections, healing problems, stem cell problems, corneal and conjunctival tumors and ocular burns. Patients have been referred to us from around the world for treatment of unusual intraocular lens and corneal transplant problems.