I recently underwent a life changing procedure known as “Intacs, corneal inserts, or implants”. The surgery took approximately 30 minutes for both eyes with minimal pain and slight discomfort.
After researching the procedure for approximately a year, I decided to have my surgery at Cheery Creek Eye Center with Doctor Stuart Lewis. Being a Veteran I visited the Veterans hospital for a 2nd opinion and saw the top VA ophthalmologist who immediately recommended Dr. Lewis for the procedure.
My condition known as “Keratoconus” was debilitating, which adversely affected my daily life especially at work with daily eye irritation and vision… Continue reading
“Client painted her recollection of what she was seeing during surgery.”
Literature through the ages has made references to crying crocodiles including both “The Voyage and Travel of Sir John Mandeville” (published and widely read in 1400) and in Shakespear’s “Otello.” Continue reading
I was diagnosed with keratoconus around age 11, and had been wearing glasses since age 7. My vision gradually got worse until around age 35 and then it stabilized somewhat. Even with glasses, my vision correction was less than ideal. I had tried k-rose contact lenses, rigid gas-permeable lenses, soft lenses, and hybrid lenses with rigid centers and a soft outer part. Nothing worked. My eyes were red and swollen after an hour of wearing the contacts. Years of frustration led me to start looking online at options. I was worried I would need a corneal transplant, but was frustrated… Continue reading
At Cherry Creek Eye Physicians and Surgeons, we offer the Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) procedure for our patients as both a first and secondary treatment for primary open-angle glaucoma. Primary open-angle glaucoma results from an imbalance in the production and drainage of the clear fluid that fills the anterior chamber of the eye. In many cases, the internal pressure of the eye increases because the drainage channels (trabecular meshwork) from the anterior chamber are blocked. Increased intraocular pressure reduces the blood supply to the optic nerve which, over a prolonged period of time, can cause irreversible nerve damage and… Continue reading
Fish oil contains the essential omega-3 fatty acids that the human body does not produce on its own. Fatty acids are found primarily in foods such as salmon, trout, sardines, herring and tuna and can also be taken in the form of daily supplements. DHA and EPA are the two fatty acids found in fish oil supplements and have many proven health benefits including those for patients who suffer from Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) or chronic dry eyes.
AMD is the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 65. AMD results from abnormal blood vessel growth behind… Continue reading
In 2011, at age 46, I finally decided I was sick of the limitations of my nearsightedness. I was not a Lasik candidate so I conducted exhaustive research into what other options I had. Dr Lewis was top of the class in terms of his reputation, knowledge, technical options, and above all, his demeanor. The time he took educating me was appreciated. Perhaps more importantly – determining the right measurements for new lenses is not a simple thing – and he was very methodical and never took this process or the procedure lightly. I knew he cared a lot about… Continue reading
Have you heard about the latest development in vision technology? At Cherry Creek Eye Physicians and Surgeons, we have been performing a breakthrough procedure called Visian ICL implantation. It provides an exciting option for nearsighted patients seeking a vision correction alternative to glasses, contact lenses, or lasik eye surgery.
The Visian ICL is an Implantable Collamer Lens made of a technologically advanced collagen-based material that is 100% compatible with your body’s natural chemistry. During this short 15 minute procedure, a micro-surgical opening is made in the cornea and the Visian lens is placed in front of the normal lens of… Continue reading
Good news from Cherry Creek Eye Physicians and Surgeons for patients with keratoconus! We have been experiencing tremendous success with the new Intacs for keratoconus procedure. It provides an exciting alternative for keratoconus patients who are intolerant to contact lenses and/or who are looking to avoid a more invasive corneal transplant procedure.
Keratoconus is a disease that causes a progressive thinning of the cornea, the clear front portion of the eye. As a result of this condition the normal pressure from within the eye causes the cornea to progressively bulge into a cone-like shape. Keratoconus rarely results in total blindness… Continue reading
Thank you for the 20-20 eyesight in both eyes (unaided)! As an artist I am profoundly grateful to Dr. Lewis and his experienced staff for the painless, miraculous surgery that so greatly improved my quality of life. Dr. Lewis has been performing eye surgeries for 31 years and has kept informed of all new progress in this profession. There was no pain with the cataract and astigmatism correction surgeries that I had in Feb and Mar of 2013! My qualms about someone operating on my eyes were diminished by the caring and knowledgeable staff–and, of course, Dr. Lewis. I will… Continue reading