THE CORNEA IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STRUCTURE IN OUR EYES
As such, even the most minute irregularity in its shape can lead to devastating deterioration in one’s vision.
The problem with Keratoconus is that most “general” Ophthalmologists (even some “corneal specialists”) don’t have much experience in treating it surgically: this is a sub-specialty that is often not taught in residency programs or even some corneal fellowships. In addition, treating Keratoconus may require a COMBINATION of surgical skills that may not all be available at one center (or by one surgeon).
If you suffer from Keratoconus, we can totally help you. Some of these services may even covered by your health insurance.
WORLD-CLASS KERATOCONUS TREATMENT
Excerpted from Dr. Soroudi’s Book: Advanced Refractive Surgery:
Keratoconus is a relatively common eye condition that has been estimated to affect up to 1/2000 individuals worldwide. As its name implies, this condition refers to a “cone-shaped” cornea (kerato = cornea and conus = cone-shaped). As a result of this irregular shaped cornea, people with keratoconus get irregular astigmatism, and can’t focus images with glasses or regular contact lenses.
INTACS – IMPLANTS TO “FLATTEN” THE CORNEA
CORNEAL COLLAGEN CROSS-LINKING WITH VARIABLE ENERGY – EPI-ON (NEW)
During this procedure, Dr. Soroudi applies Riboflavin drops (Vitamin B) onto the Cornea (clear part of the eye that has become distorted) and exposes the eye to an ultraviolet (UV) light source. This is LITERALLY like sitting in a tanning bed (except he’ll keep your eye open with a gentle speculum so you won’t have to be worried about blinking). This causes the loose, “floppy” cornea to become more “stiff” (without causing it to scar!). The entire procedure takes about 15 minutes in-and-out.
A Cornea Soaked with Riboflavin