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
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
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
The ORA® Intraoperative Wavefront Aberrometer provides surgeons with information for more precise surgical procedures.
Denver, CO, March 26, 2013—Dr. Stuart Lewis of the Cherry Creek Eye Physicians and Surgeons in Denver has added a revolutionary first-in-class diagnostic device, the ORA® “Optiwave Refractive Analysis” Intraoperative Wavefront Aberrometer, that provides on-demand real-time measurements of the patient’s eye during cataract surgery. Prior to ORA®, ophthalmologists were unable to assess the quality of vision during a cataract procedure, and would often have to wait until weeks or even months after the surgery to determine the accuracy of the surgical results.
“While the present… Continue reading
The Visian Implantable Collamer Lens (Staar Surgical) is an FDA approved lens that is considered by many as the next generation of vision correction technology. The lens is designed to be implanted into the eye behind the pupil but in front of the normal lens of the eye. It is available in the U.S for the treatment of mild to high nearsightedness (myopia) and is an option for patients too myopic for lasik, with dry eyes and for those with corneas too thin for traditional refractive surgery.
The following properties of the lens make it unique:
Recently, I have added using Alcon’s Ex-PRESS Mini-Glaucoma Shunt to the list of surgical options available for our difficult glaucoma patients. The Mini-Shunt is a 400-um wide by 3-mm long stainless steel medical device (about the size of a grain of rice) that offers a minimally invasive approach to dealing with glaucoma cases that cannot be adequately controlled on maximal medical therapy and/or SLT laser treatment.
The shunt works by creating a pathway for intraocular fluid to flow from inside to outside of the eye bypassing the blocked or poorly functioning drain (trabecular meshwork). It provides excellent control of the… Continue reading
Thu Dec 31, 6:31 pm ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Here’s some advice stemming from the unusual case of a man who had spider hairs stuck in his cornea: Be sure to cover your eyes when hanging around with your pet tarantula.
Ophthalmologists at St. James’s University Hospital in Leeds, England, used high magnification lenses to find out what made the man’s eye red, watery and light-sensitive, according to a study reported in the British medical journal The Lancet on Thursday.
They discovered hair-like projections stuck in the man’s cornea.
It was a light bulb moment for the patient, who remembered… Continue reading
September 1, 2009
Forget sitting too close to the television, its just a matter of time before a screen can literally rest on the eyeball. Scientists at the University of Washington are working on a new breed of contact lenses with embedded LEDs which allow information to be displayed to the wearer. This human machine interface will use custom-built transparent circuitry in a polymer lens that is roughly 1.2 millimeters in diameter.
The technology still faces a few hurdles (the need for custom parts, physical constraints, and user safety) but has already proven itself with single pixel visual… Continue reading