A cornea transplant is a surgical procedure to replace part of your cornea with corneal tissue from a donor. Your cornea is the transparent, dome-shaped surface of your eye that accounts for a large part of your eye’s focusing power.
C Limbal relaxing incisions (LRI) are a modification in the shape of your cornea used to treat astigmatism. Astigmatism is present when the cornea is not perfectly round; resulting in one portion of your eye does not see the same as the other portions. A cornea with astigmatism is shaped more like a football rather than a basketball. LRI’s are incisions that are placed on the far outer edge of the cornea (the limbus) resulting in a cornea that is more round resulting in your uncorrected vision being improved.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is an innovative scanning system that produces highly detailed images of the retina, the innermost layer of the interior of the eye. This instrument can “see” below the surface of the retina to examine the retinal layers. These pictures allow our ophthalmologists to identify and treat problems in the best possible way.
SLT is the newest type of laser treatment for open-angle glaucoma. The SLT uses a combination of frequencies that allow the laser to work at very low levels that allow the procedure to be safely repeated many times. The SLT treats specific cells and leaves the mesh-like drainage canals surrounding the iris intact. The objective of the surgery is to help fluids drain out of the eye, reducing the intra-ocular pressure that can cause damage to the optic nerve and loss of vision.