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Corneal Transplant

Also known as grafts, keratoplasty, or penetrating keratoplasty.

The cornea is the clear curved tissue covering the front of the eye.  If the cornea is damaged, it becomes cloudy resulting is poor vision and even blindness.   A transplant is a surgical procedure that replaces a circular segment of damaged cornea with a donor cornea.  As you can see in our photo, sutures are used to hold the donor cornea in place.  You can also see the white scar tissue where the donor cornea abuts the original cornea.  According to the Eye Bank Association of America, more than 700,000 corneal transplants have been performed since 1961.  Now that’s alot!

Conditions needing corneal transplants:

  • Scaring from infections
  • Keratoconus
  • Congenital disorders
  • Post-LASIK complications

Remember, only an eyecare professional can help you treat and manage corneal transplants.

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Posted by on January 27, 2012 in Cornea, Transplant

 

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a type of disease that can damage the eye’s optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. It is characterized by a loss of retinal ganglion cells, or nerve fibers, which send signals from the eye to the brain. There are different types of glaucoma that can affect the eye. The most common type occurs when the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises. This pressure causes mechanical stress on the optic nerve and can lead to permanent vision loss. Unfortunately, in early stages of glaucoma, there are no symptoms, so yearly eye exams are very important for early diagnosis. Approximately, 4 million Americans are affected, and half may not know they have the disease. With early treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss.

Who should be checked with glaucoma?

  1. Anyone with a family history of glaucoma
  2. Anyone with diabetes or high blood pressure
  3. All patients over the age of 65 years old
  4. African Americans and Hispanics should be checked after the age of 55 years old, as there is a higher prevalence of glaucoma in these populations

In our office we specialize in early detection of glaucoma. We use advanced technology to analyze the structure and health of the optic nerve. Studies show that if glaucoma is detected and treated early, there is less chance of significant vision loss. We use the most advanced tecnology available combined with innovative methods using current glaucoma diagnostic procedures. This yields a synergistic result allowing for an earlier detection of glaucoma resulting in less damage to the eye over time. Our office may very likely have the largest database of patients in the world using these specialized methods.

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2012 in Glaucoma

 

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Metropolitan Vision Correction Associates

NYMETROVISION FRONT DOORMetropolitan Vision Correction Associates is the premier vision solution center in New York City. Our private office offers state of the art technology, comprehensive eye examinations, specialty contact lens fittings, dry eye treatment, pre & post-operative surgical care including LASIK, Cataracts, Glaucoma and Cornea.

Our Doctors Frederic Nevins, Traci Goldstein, Arthur Jung, and Robert Behan are highly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases utilizing the most advanced technologies available. Glasses, contact lenses, and Vision Therapy are offered to patients suffering from headaches, eye strain, blurred vision, and computer difficulties.  We are experts in early detection and treatment of Glaucoma and Retinal Diseases such as Macula Degeneration.

NYMETROVISION FRONT DOORThe Dry Eye Experts in NYC Doctors Nevins, Goldstein, Jung, and Behan are dedicated to and specialize in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dry Eye. Metropolitan Vision Correction Associates are the Experts to see for the Treatment of Dry Eye in New York City. Our Doctors manage the treatment of Dry Eye with a passion. If the diagnosis of Dry Eye is made, an effective and individualized treatment plan is prescribed for each Dry Eye Patient. Existing patients and Doctors frequently refer to us when past efforts to treat Dry Eye have been ineffective.

 

“Serving 3 generations of families in the heart of Greenwich Village”

Schedule an appointment today to experience the most thorough eye examination you have ever had.

 

Specialists and Experts in Glaucoma, Dry Eye, and Contact Lenses in NYC!

Dr. Frederic Nevins, Dr. Traci Goldstein, Dr. Arthur Jung, and Dr. Robert Behan are eye care specialists and experts in the treatment of Dry Eye and Glaucoma, as well as fitting contact lenses in New York City.

We are the best Eye Doctors in NYC for your Eye Care needs. We are conveniently located on 13th Street just off 5th Avenue in Greenwich Village, near Union Square.

Comprehensive Eye Exams in NYC

If you have difficulty getting the correct pair of eyeglasses or are generally unhappy with your vision, our Optometrists will perform the most comprehensive eye exam to solve your problems.  Computer eye strain is one of the most common visual complaints in NYC. With our thorough eye exam, we can help improve your computer related difficulties.  Click here to learn more about the technologies we offer.

Glaucoma Specialists in NYC

We are specialists in early detection and glaucoma treatment in New York City. We pride ourselves in the early diagnosis of glaucoma using the latest technologies. If you were diagnosed with glaucoma or told you may have glaucoma and reside in the New York City area, click here to learn more about the disease and how we can help treat your condition.

Dry Eye Treatment in NYC

The doctors at Metropolitan Vision have been using the most novel approaches to diagnose and treat Dry Eye Syndrome for over 35 years. If you live in New York City and suffer from dry eye symptoms, please click here for more information. You will learn some of the common symptoms and see how we can provide dry eye relief. We have shown success where previous treatments have been ineffective. We are dry eye experts and the best Eye Doctors you will find for your Dry Eye Syndrome.

Custom Contact Lens Fittings in NYC

If you are in need of a comprehensive contact lens exam, we are the contact lens specialists in NYC with over 35 years of experience.  We provide specialty contact lens fittings and are the experts who can design and fit custom contact lenses for keratoconus, irregular corneas, astigmatism, or cornea transplants.  Click here to find out more about contact lenses in the New York City area.

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2012 in About Us

 

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