Tag Archives: cornea

Sleeping in Contact Lenses

It is estimated that 45 million people in the United States wear contact lenses.1 For many individuals, contact lenses have become the primary choice for vision correction, and for good reasons! Contact lenses offer to correct for a wide range of nearsighted, farsighted and astigmatic prescriptions and have become readily …

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Amniotic Membranes – When To Use Them and How To Bill For Them

What is an amniotic membrane? An amniotic membrane is the inner layer of fetal membrane. The membrane has anti-inflammatory, anti-fibrotic, anti-angiogenic and anti-microbial properties. An amniotic membrane is a healthy, intact, basal membrane on which the patient’s cells are able to proliferate. It returns the ocular surface to healthy level2 What …

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A New Look At Recurrent Corneal Erosion (RCE) Treatment

Recurrent corneal erosion syndrome (RCE) was first described in 1872 as an “intermittent neuralgic vesicular keratitis.” Since its first description in the 1800s, the treatment approach has changed drastically and expanded to include advanced surgical options. It may be time to consider new approaches to therapy for this painful condition. …

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