Even when cornea transplants are successful, many people are unhappy with the results because of high astigmatism which can defeat the purpose of having a cornea transplant in the first place. Furthermore, high nearsightedness can also occur.
Furthermore, if you had a cornea transplant, then you likely already know this and it can make wearing a full glasses prescription impossible or contact lens fitting very difficult. In these situations, people are not any better off than before the cornea transplant.
PRK After Cornea Transplant
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) is a specialized laser technique that can dramatically improve your vision. It involves gently removing the outermost surface cells of the cornea. The laser is then applied to reshape the outermost portion of the cornea to directly treat astigmatism and nearsightedness. In addition, the procedure usually takes about 10 minutes to perform and the cells naturally grow back in about 5 days.
The goal of PRK is to help improve your quality of vision with less powerful glasses or contact lens prescriptions. In some cases, patients find their vision is so dramatically improved that they rarely need glasses or contacts.
Dr. Brian is an expert with tremendous experience using his specialized PRK laser to treat astigmatism and nearsightedness after a cornea transplant. People fly in from all over the United States and other countries for PRK after a cornea transplant.
Out Of Town Eye Patients – Complimentary Record / Photo Review
In our practice 58% of keratoconus patients travel from out of town (including out of state and out of the country). If you are interested, Dr. Brian can provide a complimentary record review prior to you scheduling an appointment at the institute. This will not only help to determine initial candidacy but also provide you with an estimate of pricing to help you prepare financially for the trip.
Records Review for Vision Correction and Keratoconus Procedures
A records review (for vision correction or Keratoconus procedures) is easy and the first step to improving your life. Here’s how to submit them to Dr. Brian:
- Request a copy of your most recent eye exam from your doctor – be sure they include your manifest refraction (prescription) with best corrected vision.
- Request a copy of your most recent cornea map (topography).
- Write a brief cover sheet explaining your current vision and situation.
- Include on the cover sheet the best phone number and e-mail to contact you.
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Boxer Wachler Vision Institute
ATTN: Records Review
465 N. Roxbury Drive, Suite 902
Beverly Hills, CA 90210