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ASCRS

Parker Cornea and the ASCRS Meeting of 2017

Parker Cornea was well represented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) held May 5-9 in Los Angeles, CA.

The ASCRS meeting is the largest conference in the United States dedicated exclusively to the surgeon who specializes in anterior segment surgery. In other words, cornea, cataract and glaucoma surgery. Both doctors John and Jack Parker, as well as other members from the Parker Cornea team, attended the meeting to learn about new developments in their field. Besides innovative courses, ASCRS also gave the doctors the opportunity to view the all the new technology available for use in treatment of eye disease.

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Ken Clifton’s Vision is Restored through DMEK and Corneal Transplant

Ken Clifton suffered from poor vision his entire life due to a birth defect in one eye, but when he was diagnosed with Fuchs’ Dystrophy in 2010, his vision turned from poor to painful – with blisters on the back of his eye and increasingly distorted vision. Dr. John Parker of Parker Cornea performed DMEK surgery, a corneal transplant, cataract transplant and lens implant, which restored Mr. Clifton’s vision to better than it had ever been in his entire life. Watch his story:

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DMEK vs. DSAEK

Which is Better: DMEK or DSAEK?

When a patient is faced with impaired vision or eye pain due to Fuchs’ dystrophy, it can be difficult to know which procedure – DMEK or DSAEK – is the most appropriate to treat the disease. In some eye hospitals or ophthalmic centers, this is a controversial topic due to differences in surgeon experience. However, each procedure has its own advantages, that – when compared – can make the choice clear.

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DMEK

DMEK Gives Mark Boesel his Color Back

You don’t notice the color fading from your life until you get it back.

That was the experience Mark Boesel had two days after his DMEK surgery, when he opened his eyes and – for the first time in years – saw his backyard in its true color.

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