August 2017

Scleral Contact Lenses At Eye Physicians and Surgeons

What is a scleral lens? A scleral lens, also known as an ocular surface prosthesis, was first created in the 1880s and resurfaced with larger diameters and more oxygenated material in 2008.  Unlike a rigid gas permeable (RGP) lens that sits directly on the cornea (clear portion of the eye), scleral lenses are a larger …

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Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)→ A New Frontier in Glaucoma

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide and affects more than 3 million Americans. Initial glaucoma treatment consists of eye drops to the lower intraocular pressure (IOP) or a laser procedure called Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT). Unfortunately, in many glaucoma patients, these therapies are not enough.  Traditionally, glaucoma surgeons then proceed to a …

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