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Undergraduate & Medical SchoolMedical: MD, Baylor College of Medicine
Post-Medical School TrainingInternship: Ophthalmology, St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center
Residency: Ophthalmology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
Fellowship: Ophthalmology, ORBIS
Treatments offered at Chelsea Eye & Cosmetic Surgery Associates
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ICL actually stands for Implantable Collamer Lens. Collamer refers to the material that is used to make this new type of intraocular lens. It is a... READ MORE
PRK recovery can take months, generally much longer than LASIK. That is the advantage of the flap. The healing time is much quicker and less painful. READ MORE
The average corneal thickness ranges from 500-550 microns. Corneal thickness is not the only factor. Other factors include corneal shape (topography),... READ MORE
Haze after PRK is managed with UV protection (sunglasses) and topical steroid drops. Often surgeons use a topical medicine called Mitomycin C... READ MORE
Irregular astigmatism is not common and generally can be treated however severe irregular astigmatism may indicate ectasia (severe warping of the cornea). READ MORE
The cornea tissue does not re-grow after laser treatments and the procedure is considered permanent. However, the eye does continue to age, so vision... READ MORE
This procedure could possibly work for changing eye color, but could also potentially damage the eye permanently by causing glaucoma or iritis. READ MORE
Most activities are allowed during recovery with LASIK. Swimming may be allowed after 2 weeks, but most everything else you can do the very next day. READ MORE
Quick answer is yes. These symptoms can also be from dryness. Be aggressive with punctual plugs and/or Restasis as well as topical steroids where... READ MORE
This may vary by surgeon but most allow patients to bath or take showers the day after LASIK. Simply closing the eyes is safe. READ MORE
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