Protect Your Cornea
The cornea is the outer layer of your eye. Its function is to protect the eye from external debris and control how light enters the eye. Minor, surface damage to the cornea typically heals quickly. However, if the cornea is severely damaged or diseased, your vision will be greatly affected.
At Boling Vision Center we provide treatments for a variety of corneal problems:
- Corneal transplants with Penetrating Keratoplasty (PKP)
- Corneal transplants with DSAEK eye surgery
- Keratoconus treatment
- Intacs® corneal implants
Corneal Transplants with Penetrating Keratoplasty (PKP)
If the cornea is beyond repair, it may need to be removed and replaced with clear, healthy corneal tissue from an eye donor. The standard PKP process involves removing the full thickness corneal tissue.
Corneal Transplants with DSAEK Eye Surgery
Dr. Boling II also uses the DSAEK (Descement’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty) method of corneal transplants which only requires the removal of the diseased corneal cells. Benefits of this procedure include smaller incisions, fewer sutures and reduced recovery time.
Keratoconus occurs when the cornea becomes so thin that the normal eye pressure causes the cornea to bulge into a cone shape. Rigid contact lenses can help address this problem and improve vision.
Intacs Corneal Implants
Dr. Boling II also offers Intacs corneal implants to delay the need for a corneal transplant for patients with keratoconus. This procedure can help restore vision by restoring the cornea to a more natural shape. This is much less invasive and is removable if needed.