New sustained-release implant treatment available for glaucoma patients
With older Americans being more at risk for glaucoma and that same population taking multiple prescription medications, it’s important for primary care physicians to understand the side effects and possible drug interactions of the various prescription glaucoma eye drops, says Anita Campbell, MD, a fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist with Grene Vision Group in Wichita.
About 15 years ago, groundbreaking injections became available as a treatment option for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). These injections provide patients with a safer, more sight-sparing treatment option than lasering, or killing off, the abnormal blood vessels formed with wet AMD.
Treatment for Keratoconus Helps Avoid Corneal Transplant: Condition often appears in early teen years
When Wichitan Mike Ellis was diagnosed 25 years ago with keratoconus, a condition in which the cornea becomes misshapen, his treatment options were to monitor its progression and get stronger corrective lenses until the severity of his vision loss would require a corneal transplant.
Fry Eye Associates in Garden City has relocated to a new clinic facility adjacent to its surgery center. The new facility offers not only more conveniences, but also allows the practice to grow, says co-owner and ophthalmology specialist Bill Clifford, MD.
There is a myth when it comes to adult strabismus, commonly known as being cross-eyed, says Michele Riggins, MD, a board-certified neuro-ophthalmologist with Grene Vision group in Wichita since 2012.
With the addition of a second ophthalmologist specializing in oculofacial plastic surgery, Grene Vision Group has expanded its capacity to serve patients who require eyelid, orbit, tear duct, and facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
When it comes to laser vision correction surgery, Grene Vision Group has been the area’s market leader.
The healthy development of the eyes of children – the eyes of the future – is important. Not only are their young eyes taxed with visual activities, but their vision system continues to grow and develop until about the start of their teenage years.
With continuing advances in lens implant technology, patients who undergo cataract removal surgery have several options to improve their vision.
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