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.
Northern Colorado Fort Collins Region Sees Rise In Macular Degeneration March 10, 2005 Recent studies by four groups of investigators have uncovered a gene that seems to have a strong association with macular degeneration. Age related macular degeneration is very important in Northern Colorado due to the aging of the population and the high amount [...]
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 [...]
Macular Degeneration In Northern Colorado Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving. Due to the higher altitude a high numbers of sunny days in Fort Collins, there is [...]
Babak A. Parviz of the University of Washington is working on futuristic contact lens technology. His research includes work on contact lenses incorporating sensors for glucose monitoring for diabetics and potentially contact leness as display monitors out of the science fiction realm. If you are interested in where contact lens technology may lead to in [...]
Eyes see colors through a fascinating aspects of the perceptual mechanism of the eye and brain. People often wonder why the sky is blue, especially in Northern Colorado where we are blessed with the beautiful dark blue hues of mountain skies. White light is a combination of all of the visible light spectrum together. Visible [...]