In EyeCare Blog

October has come and gone with some interesting advancements in eye care, and a couple interesting stories as well.

A study presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology offers hope for those needing a corneal transplant because of keratoconus, a degenerative disease of the cornea.  A corneal transplant can be difficult to perform, and healing time is extensive. This new study suggests that replacing just one of the middle layers of the cornea has better outcomes, is easier to perform, and has quicker and easier healing.

Corneal transplantation alternative may improve outcomes in people with keratoconus

A new option for glaucoma treatment, CyPass, has been FDA approved.  It is a micro invasive Glaucoma surgical device (MIGS), similar to the iStent.  CyPass is used in conjunction with cataract surgery to lower eye pressure.  Dr. Graham currently uses iStent, and is looking into the advantages of the new CyPass device.

Alcon achieves US approval for CyPass® Micro-Stent, a micro invasive surgical device to treat glaucoma


E cigarette users are having issues with corneal burns by accidentally using e-cigarette liquid as an eye drop–one more reason to not use e-cigarettes.

Eye doctors warn of e-cigarette liquid hazard


Not that this is an advancement in eye care, but timely as it’s Halloween…

One-eyed bullfighter takes a horn to the eye hole

One-eyed bullfighter takes a horn to the eye hole

One-eyed bullfighter takes a horn to the eye hole

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