Would you like to decrease your dependency on glasses or contact lenses? This is now an option with the use of premium lifestyle lens implants. Individuals suffering from cataracts previously had only a monofocal lens implant option after surgery. NEW multifocal IOL technology provides multiple ranges of vision: near, intermediate and far, giving you the opportunity to reduce or even eliminate your dependency on glasses!
Did you know there is now advanced testing available for diagnosing macular degeneration? Macular Risk® is a DNA test that identifies genetic markers associated with Macular Degeneration. By analyzing these genetic markers along with smoking history, we can identify who needs more frequent eye examinations and who may benefit from eye vitamins.
Are you seeking clear vision without the hassles of glasses or contact lenses? There are many vision correction options available at Kaufman Eye Institute. Take our Vision Correction Self Test to learn what options are best for you!
The physicians and staff at the Kaufman Eye Institute take great pride in helping less fortunate countries receive the eye care that is much needed. Click here to learn about our most recent medical mission.
In-turning of the Eyelid
An entropion is an in-turning of the lower eyelid. This is also caused by slippage of the muscles which normally allow the eyelid to function properly. When the eyelid is allowed to rotate inwards, it puts the lashes right up against the eye which causes a scratching of the cornea. This may cause a foreign body sensation in the eye as well as a constant abrasion of the cornea which conceivably could lead to a severe infection of the cornea and loss of the eye.
In the repair of entropion, the muscles that normally hold the lower eyelid are repositioned to their normal location. Any excess skin that is hampering the lid from functioning is removed. The surgery is done as an outpatient procedure under local anesethia.
Out-turning of the Eyelid
An ectropion is a sagging of the lower eyelid outward and downward. As we get older, different parts of our body tend to sag. This is also true for the eyelid. As we age, the eyelid tends to hang lower and lower and eventually move away from the eye. Normally, the lower eyelid is well opposed against the eye so that it can do its job of protecting and keeping the cornea moist. When an ectropion occurs, as the eyelid sags away from the eye the cornea tends to dry out. The problems this presents are numerous with the most common being a sandy, gritty or burning sensation in the eye as well as tearing. It can progress to severe dryness in which the eye is very prone to an infection, and possibly loss of the eye itself.
The treatment of ectopion is tucking and tightening of the lower lid. A small incision is created near the outside corner of the eye and the eyelid is tightened to its normal position. If there is an excess of skin which is hampering the eyelid from functioning, it will be removed. Ectropion repair is performed on an outpatient basis.