When It Comes to Cornea Surgery,
We Have You Covered!
Many people today deal with severe vision problems that require an experienced corneal surgeon, and we are proud to have the only two Fellowship-trained Corneal Surgery and Refractive Surgery Physicians living and working in the Nassau county area, Drs. Russell Stackhouse and Capritta Roberts. Our doctors are passionate about using their experience to treat vision disease and other eye health problems, including issues pertaining to the cornea.
What is Corneal Surgery
The cornea is the transparent part or windshield of your eye that covers the iris and the pupil and allows light to enter the inside. If the cornea is abnormal for any reason, light will not pass through it properly causing poor vision. Several factors can cause diseases or abnormalities of the cornea, including certain inherited conditions, eye trauma, scaring, or untreated eye infections.
If your cornea is severely damaged or your vision is impaired because of a cloudy or irregular-shaped cornea that does not improve with medical therapy or contact lenses, then you may be a good candidate for corneal surgery, including a cornea transplant. In this procedure, our physician will remove the damaged cornea and replace it with healthy donor tissue to help restore impaired vision, relieve pain, and protect the inner structure of the eye.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Surgery?
Our board-certified ophthalmologist will perform a thorough evaluation to determine your best course of treatment and may consider you a good candidate for surgery if you have:
- Fuch's Dystrophy
- Corneal clouding or swelling
- Problems from past eye surgeries
- Scarring from injuries or other trauma
- Issues from untreated eye infections
- Hereditary eye diseases
- And others...
The ophthalmologist will ask your questions regarding your medical history and perform a thorough exam. This will help them make the best decision in your course of treatment.
Consult the doctors at Coastal Vision Center to discuss your questions or concerns about your eyes. We look forward to guiding you on the path to a clearer tomorrow!