Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking Procedures at the Miami Eye Institute
Corneal collagen cross-linking, also referred to as CXL, is a minimally invasive procedure that can provide real help for patients with keratoconus or other corneal disorders resulting from thinning of the cornea. The treatment became available in 1998 and has become the only method of stopping progression of keratoconus by strengthening the cornea. CXL procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis and can reduce the risk of vision loss. Some patients may even experience an improvement in their eyesight after CXL treatment. Combatting Keratoconus Keratoconus prevalence is approximately 1 in 2000 in the US. However a number of studies put it as high as in 1in 400. Keratoconus is an eye disorder that causes the cornea to become thinner and to bulge outward from its original shape. This can reduce the ability of patients to see clearly and can result in progressive vision loss if left untreated. CXL procedure …
10 Sunglasses Myths that Could Ruin Your Eyes
Myth: Pricier shades are better A higher price tag doesn’t necessarily mean the sunglasses will provide better protection against UVA and UVB rays. “Sunglasses, even at lower price points, can offer good protection,” says Inna Ozerov, MD, ophthalmologist and Director of the Miami Eye Institute. “Before you even check the price tag, read the label. If they say they block 100 percent of both UVA and UVB rays, it’s a go. If not, move on.” Here’s how to make any pair of frames last longer. Myth: Size doesn’t matter As long as you cover your eyeballs, you’re safe, right? Not exactly. “Sunglasses with bigger lenses are better,” Dr. Ozerov says. “The pupils will naturally dilate when someone wears sunglasses to allow more light into the eyes. If the frame is not large enough, the UV light will get around the edges of the lens and have an easier time entering …
Miami Eye Surgeon now offers ORA System for Cataract Surgery
For patients with high astigmatism or who have had previous LASIK, and are now contemplating cataract surgery, we are excited to offer The ORA™ System – an intra-operative guidance and verification system for cataract refractive surgery. It offers unparalleled precision and even more predictable outcomes after cataract surgery.
FDA finally approved collagen cross linking
On April 18, 2016 FDA finally approved collagen cross linking. This is exciting news for all the patients with progressive keratoconus, who were hesitant to undergo the procedure without an FDA approval. FDA approval re-affirms what we have known for a long time, that this is the only procedure able to stop progression of keratoconus and prevent loss of vision. Given our extensive experience in treating keratoconus, we look forward to continuing preserving the gift of sight in our patients.
Dry Eye & Ocular Allergies
Did you know that Dry Eye and Ocular Allergies go hand in hand? At Miami Eye Institute we offer a quick and painless diagnostic allergy testing, allowing to tailor your therapy. Have you been using over-the-counter therapy only to find your symptoms getting worse? Often, ocular allergies is the undetected culprit that worsens symptoms of dry eye. An in-office allergy test is a simple and quick way to rule out any additional causes of dry eye and allergic conjunctivitis. The test is covered by insurance. Please call and schedule your consultation today
Update on laser-assisted cataract surgery.
Welcome to Miami Eye Institute where we offer state of the art laser-assisted cataract removal. Many patients who come to us, are still confused about what cataracts are and how they can be removed safely. Many patients are unaware that a cataract is a natural crystalline lens that looses its clarity over time and therefore by reducing amount of light getting into the eye, can significantly impair vision. The goal of cataract surgery is to remove the cloudy natural lens and replace it with a clear artificial lens. Laser-assisted cataract removal is an advanced method of removing cataracts, making the surgery safe, resulting in more precise outcomes. If deemed a good candidate, the surgery can be paired with insertion of an advanced technology intra-ocular lens, such as a multi-focal intraocular lens. This type of lens can significantly reduce a person’s dependency on glasses allowing for high quality vision correction that …
Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery
Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery is here! State of the art, femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery is changing the way cataract surgery is done. It offers unparalleled precision and allows the surgery to be customized like never before. Dr. Inna Ozerov is one of the few surgeons in the country who is trained in the use of the FDA-approved Alcon LenSx® Femtosecond laser to perform bladeless cataract surgery. The future of ophthalmic surgery has arrived. Please call and schedule your consultation today.
Do you have Keratoconus?
Do you have Keratoconus? Have you had LASIK and now your cornea is getting progressively thin? Have you been told that corneal transplant surgery is imminent? You now have hope! At Miami Eye Institute we offer corneal collagen cross-linking, the only treatment capable of stopping Keratoconus and post-LASIK thinning from progressing. In the past, corneal transplant surgery was the only option, not any more! Collagen cross-linking is a novel approach to thinning corneas, essentially eliminating the need for corneal surgery. Please call and schedulse your consultation today.