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If you are seeking LASIK in New Jersey call us today to get the answers you have been seeking. We offer LASIK consultations so that our patients can make informed decisions from experienced professionals. The Cornea and Laser Eye Institute - Hersh Vision Group offers other numerous vision correction options: Custom LASIK, Wavelight LASIK and LASEK, PRK, All laser LASIK with IntraLASE™, and NearVision CK.

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THE CORNEA AND LASER EYE INSTITUTE RESEARCH PROGRAMS

THE CORNEA AND LASER EYE INSTITUTE RESEARCH PROGRAMSAt the Cornea and Laser Eye Institute, excellent vision is essential not only to its recipients, but also to the doctors and technicians that do the research to make better vision a reality. It's more than a responsibility - it's our mission.

In cooperation with the Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences at Princeton University, we are dedicated to teaching and research to advance the field of vision correction. Our goal is to contribute to the continued exploration and advancement of the science and technology of corneal and refractive visual disorders.

RESEARCH AND EDUCATION GOALS

The miracle of sight not only affects the way we see, but the way we feel, and the way we live. We support patient centered clinical and basic research, teaching, and care activities that embrace our patient's social, physical, spiritual, and emotional needs.

 

Our current research efforts focus on a number of problems in vision correction:

  1. Laser and Refractive Surgery: At CLEI, we are interested in analyzing outcomes and optimizing results of laser and other types of refractive surgery. Dr. Peter Hersh, Director of CLEI and Professor at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School was lead author of the journal article reporting outcomes of the original trial of the excimer laser for the correction of nearsightedness that led to FDA approval in 1995.
  2. Corneal Optics: Using a variety of image analysis methods and computer programs, ongoing work at CLEI is exploring the optical function of the cornea. This work impacts patients with refractive errors, visual optical aberrations, or corneal scars and irregularities caused by disease. In this endeavor, we are privileged to collaborate with professors in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace engineering at Princeton University.
  3. New Laser Technologies: Collaborative work with laser scientists is exploring new technologies for eye surgery such as the short-pulsed, high-energy femtosecond laser.This work is done under the leadership of Professor Szymon Suckewer at Princeton University.
  4. Keratoconus and Specialty Contact Lenses: Keratoconus is a progressive disorder starting in a patient's teenage years that thins and distorts the cornea, leading to visual loss.Current treatments include highly evolved keratoconic contact lenses and corneal transplantation, as well as newer innovative procedures including intracorneal rings (Intacs), and conductive keratoplasty (CK).  We are undertaking a number of clinical trials in Corneal Collagen Crosslinking for Keratoconus, a procedure designed to decrease progression of this corneal disease, as well as a new technique of implanting corneal tissue in the thin keratoconus cornea.   The Center of Keratoconus at CLEI comprises surgeons, optometrists, and scientists dedicated to state-of-the-art patient treatment, patient education and outreach programs, and research looking at the corneal optics of keratoconus. Our specialty contact lens service is under the direction of Dr. John Gelles, O.D.

BRIDGING THE GAP

Eye ExamIn all of our efforts, bridging the gap between patients and potential solutions is an integral part of our mission. While some research requires years of testing before being applied to patient lives, other research will yield immediate benefit to patients around the world. Some of our contributions over the past years include overseeing and reporting studies of corneal collagen crosslinking for keratoconus, establishing a standardized classification of corneal optics after laser refractive surgery, outcomes analysis after LASIK and PRK, and textbooks on both laser refractive surgery and excimer laser treatment of corneal disorders.


 

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