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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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Surgical Options for Keratoconus

The CLEI Center for Keratoconus was created in 2002 as a center of excellence dedicated to the competer care of the keratoconus patient.  Offering the entire range of advanced keratoconus treatment, CLEI Keratoconus also is working to advance KC care in the future.

Dr. Hersh is the founder and director of The Cornea and Laser Eye Institute - Hersh Vision Group.  He is a graduate of Princeton University, Johns Hopkins Medical School, and the Harvard Medical School ophthalmology residency and corneal surgery fellowship programs.  His interests are devoted exclusively devoted to cornea and refractive surgery.  As one of the leading keratoconus specialists in the country,  Dr. Hersh was medical monitor of the U.S. clinical trials which led to FDA approval of corneal crosslinking (CXL) and was the lead author of the published studies of crosslinking. (Click here to read Dr. Hersh's paper on the U.S. clinical trial of CXL)   

At the CLEI Center for Keratoconus, we offer the complete range of KC treatments as well as clinical trials of new techniques.  Since keratoconus can vary widely from patient to patient, the proper recommendation of any of these procedures depends on the individual nature of your problem.  To find out if you are a candidate for any of the techniques described below, please call our office at 201-883-0505 or e-mail, info@vision-institute.com, and we can schedule our thorough 3 hour keratoconus initial evaluation with Dr. Hersh and our experienced staff.  At the end of your exam, you will meet with Dr. Hersh and, together, can discuss treatment plans, whether it be one of the treatments below, specialty keratoconus contact lenses, or a combination to formulate the right strategy to  maximize your vision and future wth keratoconus.  

Keratoconus treatment options include:

Collagen Crosslinking:  Corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) is a relatively new procedure to treat keratoconus.  The goal of CXL is to decrease the progression of keratoconus, a disease where corneal distortion worsens over the years.  Crosslinking utilizes riboflavin drops (Vitamin B2) and ultraviolet light which interact with the corneal tissue to create "crosslinks" between corneal proteins.  This strengthens the cornea, which is weak in keratoconus, with the goal of decreasing KC progression.

 

Intacs: Intacs are implantable intracorneal ring segments (ICRS).  You can visualize it  If you picture a contact lens, punch a hole through it to make it a doughnut, and then cut it in half.  The goal of Intacs is to reshape the cornea in keratoconus in order to make it more regular and, optically, smoother.  The clinical benefit varies with your problem.  Intacs can help to make contact lens wear easier with better results, improve vision with glasses by decresing the "visual static" caused by the irregular keratonus cornea, and improve general vision in some patients. 

The size and position of the Intacs segments are chosen based on your individual corneal shape.  One or two segments are placed depending on the individual measurments.  The Intacs procedure is performed at the Cornea and Laser Eye Institute - CLEI Center for Keratoconus using numbing drops for comfort.  The first step uses a special laser, called a femtosecond laser, to create a tract or tunnel within the cornea in which to place the Intacs.  Segments are then placed in the proper position within the tunnel.  Usually, sutures are not necessary and you will use drops for 1-2 weeks.

Typically, patients may return to work one day after the procedure. 

 

Topography-Guided PRK:  Topography-guided PRK (TG-PRK) is a laser procedure which may improve visual function in select KC patients. TG-PRK is used to reduce corneal optical irregularities which cause "static" in your vision.  In TG-PRK, your individual corneal map is used to guide the laser treatment.   The procedure helps to make your corneal surface to a more symmetric and rounder shape in order to improve visual quality.

CK: Conductive keratoplasty uses localized spots of radiofrequency energy on your cornea to reshape the corneal optical contour.  In keratoconus, we often use CK to enhance the astigmatism-reducing effect of Intacs.

 

 

Corneal Transplantation: Corneal transplant techniques for keratoconus have evolved over the last several years.  In many case, here at the CLEI Center fo Keratoconus, we perform laser-assisted transplants.  These use a femtosecond laser to perform preparation of both the patient cornea and the donor cornea.  This allows a meticulous match of the graft and host, with the goal of a more dependable healing process and a smoother corneal contour after surgery.  Patterns such as zig-zag and mushroom configurations can be used depending on the shape of the keratoconus cornea to be treated.  

 

 

 

Excimer Laser PTK: and superficial keratectomy (SK):  Smoothing procedures can be used to treat corneal nodules, which may develop in keratoconus and to decrease corneal scarring in some cases. 

 

 

 

 


 

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