Fuch’s dystrophy is an eye condition effecting the clear corneal tissue covering the colored part of the eye. The cornea is an incredible tissue measuring only ½ mm thick with layers of collagen aligned precisely to allow for transparency. It is separated into five regions, the posterior most being the layer of endothelial cells. The [...]
Contact Lenses And Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis Soft contact lenses have undergone a quantum increase in technology since the introduction of the first silicone hydrogel lens in 1999. Today we are on the third generation of these lens materials and undoubtedly we will see improvements over the next few years. Silicone is highly permeable to oxygen [...]
The Blink Of An Eye What is the average rate people blink? Usually 10 to 15 times per minute. A number of things can increase or decrease the blink rate. Infants blink about 2 to 3 times per minute. Stress can increase the blinking rate. People who are better at shifting between tasks appear to [...]
Keratoconus occurs in the estimated range of 5-20 per thousand people. It warps the corneal tissue on the front of the eye and leads to poor vision and transplants in many cases. Rigid contact lenses have allowed patients with Keratoconus good sight for years. New treatment options are on the horizon.
Keratoconus | Eye Doctors Contact Lenses and New Options for Treatment Keratoconus is an eye disease that causes vision to gradually worsen over time, as the transparent corneal tissue that covers the front of the eye thins and bulges forward, forming the cone shape that keratoconus is named for. Rapid increases in nearsightedness and astigmatism [...]
Eye Doctors Dry Eye Secret Treatment Dry eyes can be a very debilitating condition. It is very common in low humidity climates like the Fort Collins area, and it can interfere with contact lens wear and comfort. It can also be a severe problem after LASIK corrective eye surgery. Optometrists have a number of different [...]