The Stahl Eyecare Experts team is always searching for new ways to helps patients enjoy better vision, and ultimately, a better life. Earlier this year, the FDA approved corneal cross-linking for the treatment of keratoconus, a condition in which the clear tissue on the cornea bulges outward causing irregular astigmatism. The Stahl Eyecare team was ready!
Dr. Thierry Hufnagel, refractive surgeon and partner physician at Stahl Eyecare Experts, was the first to perform corneal cross-linking in the practice. He is excited about the potential that exists for treating and managing the disease to help patients enjoy improved vision and avoid a corneal transplant.
Corneal cross-linking is now available at Stahl Eyecare Experts for the treatment of irregular astigmatism. “This exciting new procedure works to strengthen and stabilize the cornea, halting further corneal changes and possibly improving uncorrected vision,” said Dr. Hufnagel.
During the cross-linking procedure, the patient is awake but mildly sedated, and the eye is numbed. Riboflavin drops are applied to the eye’s surface (the cornea). An ultraviolet light is focused onto the cornea, which works with the riboflavin on a microscopic level to strengthen the cornea.
Ultimately this means the cornea’s shape can be strengthened and stabilized, allowing for better vision! “It’s a very easy procedure for patients, they don’t feel anything and they do really well with the prevention of the progression of keratoconus,” said Dr. Hufnagel.
If you have been diagnosed with keratoconus, irregular astigmatism or just want to learn more about this revolutionary new procedure, call Stahl Eyecare Experts today.
For more than five decades, the Stahl Eyecare physicians have performed over 40,000 laser vision correction procedures. In addition, they have helped their patients by providing expert care in everything ranging from routine eye exams and contact lenses to microsurgical cataract and glaucoma procedures.
With three offices to accommodate their patients, Drs. Hufnagel, Chang and Werner are able to assist their patients conveniently near where they live or work. Please contact the talented professionals at Stahl Eyecare Experts at 1-888-557-4448 for any vision related question.
Company Name: Stahl Eyecare Experts
Contact Person: Tammy Adams
Phone: (817) 281-3440
Country: United States