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DSEK vs. DMEK: an overview of Endothelial Keratoplasty

Apr 5, 2017 — by Cornea Associates of Texas | Comments (0)
Tags: Cornea Dmek Dsek Keratoplasty Cornea Transplant

Nearly two decades ago, the field of corneal transplantation changed dramatically with the introduction of DSEK. The procedure boasted several advantages over traditional corneal transplantation, PK (penetrating keratoplasty); and DSEK’s predecessors (PLK, DLEK, etc.), but the landscape has shifted again with the introduction of DMEK. While benefits and drawbacks exist for each of these, this article will explore the two approaches in turn.


#NEDM2017

By now National Eye Donor Month is coming to a close, but at Cornea Associates we believe in espousing the importance and value of cornea donation every day. We’ve talked about the great work that the UTSW Eye and Tissue Bank and their Transplant Services Center to incredible work providing corneas and other tissue to DFW, but the Eye Bank Association of America is also worthy of note because they provide corneas (and other ocular tissue) nationwide in a network that includes the UTSW Eye and Tissue Bank.


The Eyes Have It!

Mar 17, 2017 — by Cornea Associates of Texas | Comments (0)
Tags: Cornea Transplant Cornea Organ Tissue Donation Staff

 

March is National Eye Donor Month and as one of leading Cornea/Anterior Segment Care Sub-Specialists in North Texas, you can imagine we feel very strongly about donor registration. We see the impact cornea donations have on our patients literally every day. While our staff is familiar with the ins and outs of the before-and-after with cornea, we aren’t directly involved with the in-between. The middleman in this instance would be the eye bank. We are fortunate to work very closely with the UTSW Eye and Tissue Bank, and they were kind enough to let our staff tour their facility to help us get a better understanding of where our transplant grafts come from and the process by which they are obtained.


Cornea Gives Back: The Family Place

Jan 20, 2017 — by Cornea Associates of Texas | Comments (0)
Tags: Charity Support Local Involvement Staff

One of our technicians this last quarter raised an excellent point in passing that was heard by our office administrator that we, at Cornea Associates, needed to start giving back to the community that has helped us grow so much. Another of our employees, a member of our billing team, has been personally involved in philanthropic work with The Family Place for some time and immediately brought the organization to our attention as one that could certainly benefit from Cornea Associates’ support.


A Primer on Modern Cataract Surgery

Oct 17, 2016 — by Cornea Associates of Texas | Comments (0)
Tags: Cataracts Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed outpatient surgery in the US.  Major advancements in technology and technique have allowed millions of people to have vastly improved eyesight and, for some, the chance to be independent from glasses for the first time in their life.  As the Baby Boomer generation expands the cataract patient population, demand will continue to facilitate advancements in this rewarding surgery.


20(/20) Years Later: an interview with the post-refractive patient

Aug 29, 2016 — by Cornea Associates of Texas | Comments (0)
Tags: Refractive Surgery Lasik

Several weeks ago I was approached by one of my fellow technicians, Megan, who knew that I was in charge of the practice newsletter and had come across an interesting patient during clinic one morning. She introduced me to Mr. George Amundson who shared that he’d been a patient of Dr. Gelender’s for a few decades. He first came to Dr. Gelender in 1998 and underwent refractive LASIK surgery. Since then he was continued regular follow-up care with Dr. Gelender and has even undergone his cataract surgery with Dr. Gelender at Cornea Associates. Mr. Amundson was kind enough to sit down with me and share his experience with refractive surgery, Dr. Gelender, and Cornea Associates of Texas.


Welcome Another New Associate!

Aug 23, 2016 — by Cornea Associates of Texas | Comments (0)
Tags: Announcements Staff

Cornea Associates is excited to welcome our newest associate, Dr. Jamie Alexander!


Welcome our Newest Associate!

Aug 9, 2016 — by Cornea Associates of Texas | Comments (0)
Tags: Staff Doctors Announcements

Cornea Associates of Texas is pleased to announce our newest associate, Dr. Joshua Zaffos!

 


20/20 is Just a Fraction of Eye Health

May 13, 2016 — by Cornea Associates of Texas | Comments (0)
Tags: Ocular Health Healthy Vision Eye Safety Eye Medication

It’s May and Healthy Vision Month all May long! At Cornea Associates, we understand that successfully reading an eye chart is only a small part of overall eye health. A healthy eye is more than just clear acuity and having annual exams with your eye care provider is the first step in making sure that your eyes are healthy.


Recyle Your Eyes, Be an Organ Donor

Mar 17, 2016 — by Cornea Associates of Texas | Comments (0)
Tags: Cornea Transplants Organ Donation

The Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) celebrates National Eye Donor Month every March. At Cornea Associates, we do the same because we believe in giving the restorative gift of sight.