The surgeons and doctors at Woolfson Eye Institute (WEI) are recognized experts in the treatment of corneal diseases. During your comprehensive evaluation, you will be advised on the best options for successfully treating your disease, along with valuable information on prevention and recovery.
Maintaining healthy vision is critically important to your overall health. Often, many eye diseases can be early signs of other, even more significant health concerns. So, it is very important you see your eye doctor at least once a year, and we highly recommend twice-yearly visits.
Surgical and non-surgical options
At WEI, our medical staff believes that surgery performed by our renowned physicians is an extremely safe and effective treatment for many people with advanced corneal disease. However, there are also non-surgical options that can be investigated here. All of these options will be addressed as we create a customized treatment plan to ensure Your Best Vision at Any Age.
For more detailed information about corneal surgery (Descemet’s Stripping with Endothelial Keratoplasty – DSEK), corneal transplants (Penetrating Keratoplasty – PK), and non-surgical medication treatment of corneal disease, please contact us to discuss your treatment options at Woolfson Eye Institute.
As the cornea begins to stretch forward, the refractive power of the cornea increases, and the eye becomes more myopic (nearsighted), then as the corneal curvature becomes distorted and uneven, it may produce more of an astigmatism. This is known as Keratoconus. Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL) is the suggested treatment for those with keratoconus. CXL is the only known procedure for keratoconus that can help patients keep from progressing and worsening over time. CXL adds a bond between the collagen fibers in your eye, cross-linking, to help your cornea become more stable. Doctors use a combination of eyedrop medication and ultraviolet (UV) light to also make these tissues stronger. The goal in CXL is to keep the cornea from bulging out anymore.