High-Energy Epi-On Cross-linking

For well over 19 years, the Boxer Wachler Vision Institute has been committed to improving the quality, care and vision of those suffering from Keratoconus with FDA-APPROVED equipment. We help patients in Southern California and outside states and other countries with: Holcomb C3-R®, Intacs® for Keratoconus, FORTIFIED CK™, Visian ICL™, and PRK after Cornea Transplant procedures.

ALL IS CALM AND WE ARE OPEN! IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS SUFFERING FROM KERATOCONUS, DON'T WAIT - WE CAN HELP NOW. CALL 310-860-1900, TEXT 424-666-8454 OR EMAIL INFO@BOXERWACHLER.COM

(310) 860-1900

KERATOCONUS TREATMENTS

Boxer Wachler Vision Institute has the experience and FDA-APPROVED equipment necessary to provide superior treatment, consultation and quality care for the Keratoconus treatments. Dr. Brian is regarded as one of the top leaders in the field of Keratoconus treatment. His role as the "doctor's doctor" has been earned through his broad expertise.

HOLCOMB C3-R® CROSS-LINKING
HOLCOMB C3-R® CROSS-LINKING

Holcomb C3-R® (Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking Riboflavin). Can strengthen the weak corneal structure and prevent cornea transplants.  

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INTACS®
INTACS®

Intacs® are micro-thin inserts which aid in improving the shape of the cornea and improve quality of vision in patients struggling with Keratoconus.

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Visian ICL™
Visian ICL™

Visian ICL™ is an implantable contact lens that aids in improving moderate to severe myopia (nearsightedness).

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Fortified (CK)™
Fortified (CK)™

Fortified Conductive Keratoplasty (CK)™.  Is a noninvasive procedure which utilizes radiofrequency energy to improve astigmatism.

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PRK™ After Cornea Transplant
PRK™ After Cornea Transplant

(PRK)™ treatment after a Cornea Transplant is a specialized laser technique that can dramatically improve your vision after a cornea transplant.

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(Epi-On) Crosslinking Without Epithelium Removal
(Epi-On) Crosslinking Without Epithelium Removal

In epi-on crosslinking approach, the treatment is similar to standard CXL; however, we do not remove the surface epithelial cells (which are analogous to the tiles on

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ALL IS CALM AND WE ARE OPEN! IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS SUFFERING FROM KERATOCONUS, DON'T WAIT - WE CAN HELP NOW. CALL 310-860-1900, TEXT 424-666-8454 OR EMAIL INFO@BOXERWACHLER.COM

(310) 860-1900

State of the art Facility

The Boxer Wachler Vision Institute was designed with the comfort of the patient in mind. Patients often refer to the Institute being “as relaxing as a spa!” State-of-the-art equipment is showcased in the central diagnostic station, which is not only the physical but also the fundamental nucleus of the practice. The “humidity-controlled” surgical facilities help optimize our patients’ results. Our Institute creates a peaceful and welcoming atmosphere.

Dr. Brian
Dr. Brian

(Ophthalmologist) Dr. Brian is regarded as one of the top leaders in the field of vision correction. He PIONEERED use of Intacs and Holcomb C3-R Cross-Linking.

Dr. Brian
Jen Hodges
Jen Hodges

Our (Keratoconus Patient Liaison) Jen Hodges, makes scheduling simple and easy with recommendations for patients to help alleviate any fears that you may have.

Jen Hodges
Renee Carlson
Renee Carlson

Our (Practice Administrator) Renee Carlson, handle’s the day to day operations of the practice, supervision of the staff and also assists in practice management.  

Renee Carlson

Keratoconus – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Have you been diagnosed with a keratoconus eye condition? There are many treatment options that can relieve the symptoms you and your doctor can discuss. Typically in the early stages, glasses are worn to help improve the patient’s vision. However, as keratoconus worsens the use of glasses to correct vision isn’t enough. At that stage, it is usually recommended to use special contact lenses.

keratoconusSpecial contact lenses help smooth out the cornea and improve vision by allowing tear fluid to fill the gaps caused by keratoconus between the cornea and the lens. If the lenses are not properly removed and replaced, they can create more damage to the cornea and further hinder vision. Once contact lenses become uncomfortable for patients, many opt for corneal implants (INTACS) surgery or insertable contact lens surgery.

Many patients prefer the insertable contact lens as they require less care and are easier to maintain. Corneal collagen crosslinking, also known as Holcomb C3-R, is a new procedure where a special solution is applied to the eye. Holcomb C3-R shows strong promise in stopping the progression of keratoconus. Many patients are apt to have this treatment to avoid the need for surgery and stop the loss of vision.

Lasting Effects of Keratoconus

Keratoconus is usually diagnosed in adolescents however, it seems to worsen the most in patients between 20 and 30 years old. A keratoconus eye condition is unpredictable and the progression of the disease can vary from patient to patient. When the disease progresses to both eyes, it is difficult for the patient to live normally. It is harder for the patient to drive or even read. Corneal implants are a good source of relief at this stage. In some severe cases, a cornea transplant is needed to restore vision. Though this condition is a serious disease, if you are seen regularly keratoconus can be managed and treated. If left untreated, it can severely impair your vision. Protect your vision, speak to a doctor immediately if you feel you may be suffering from this condition.

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