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Dry Eye

Dry Eye Treatment | Keratitis Treatment | Pterygium Treatment | Midtown EastThis is a common problem caused by a reduction in the quality and/or quantity of the tear film. It occurs more commonly as a person ages, in women more often than men, those with lid closer problems and those with autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, lupus, ocular cicatricial pemphigoid and Steven-Johnson syndrome. It can also be seen following refractive surgery. Treatment includes artificial tears, medications and punctal occlusion.

Keratitis

 Keratitis Treatment  Midtown EastKeratitis is inflammation of the cornea. There are several causes of keratitis, including contact lens over wear, allergies, dry eye syndrome, eye lid disorders, viral, bacterial and fungal infections. Keratitis can cause severe pain and blurring of vision. The eyes are often injected and sensitive to light. It is important to see a doctor for a complete eye exam at the first sign of symptoms. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. This can vary from supportive care such as artificial tears to potent antibiotic and antiviral therapy. If left untreated, keratitis can lead to serious complications and can permanently affect vision. The treatment plan is based on each patient’s individual condition.

Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease in which the normally round cornea thins and begins to bulge into a cone-like shape. The cornea is the clear, central part of the surface of the eye, which is responsible for most of the eyes focusing power. In patients with keratoconus, the cone-shaped cornea deflects light and causes distorted vision.

Keratoconus often begins to develop between the teen years and the early 20s, although it can develop at any age. Changes in the shape of the cornea occur gradually, usually over several years. Patients with keratoconus often experience blurred and distorted vision, nearsightedness, and sensitivity to light.

Early stages of keratconus can be treated with eyeglasses or soft contact lenses. For progressive keratoconus, rigid gas-permeable contact lenses can be used and for certain individuals collagen cross-linking may be an option. If keratoconus becomes severe enough, corneal transplant surgery can be performed to correct the condition.

Pterygium

Pterygium Treatment Midtown EastA pterygium is the growth of abnormal conjunctival cells that grow onto the cornea. They are typically caused by sun and wind exposure and are most often seen in those who grew up in sunny, dry climates. They are most often treated with artificial tears and sunglasses, however if they grow onto the central cornea they can be removed with a minor surgery.

To learn more about these eye conditions and treatments, please call 212-753-6464 today to schedule a consultation.

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Ophthalmology Midtown East
485 Park Avenue (entrance on 58th St.)
New York, NY 10022
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