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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Corneal Topography (Overview)

Corneal topography is a sophisticated method of providing a detailed mapping of the curvature or shape of the cornea. Computerized analysis can be used to look for abnormalities, explain vision problems, or evaluate before and after lasik, refractive, or lens implant surgery.


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How might one evaluate corneal topography results?

How might one evaluate corneal topography results?

Not easy: Corneal topography is a computerized analysis of the curvature of the cornea from point to point. It is complex and requires professional training to evaluate and reach conclusions. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Corneal Topography (Overview)

Corneal topography is a sophisticated method of providing a detailed mapping of the curvature or shape of the cornea. Computerized analysis can be used to look for abnormalities, explain vision problems, or evaluate before and after lasik, refractive, or lens implant surgery.


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What is the definition or description of: corneal topography?

What is the definition or description of: corneal topography?

Corneal curvature: Corneal topography is a sophisticated method of providing a detailed mapping of the curvature or shape of the cornea. Computerized analysis can be used to look for abnormalities, explain vision problems, or evaluate before and after lasik, refractive, or lens implant surgery. ...Read more

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I have wavefront error of 0.663 micro m, but the corneal curvature looks fine (topography). Should i undergo wavefront lasik for my bad glares or wait?

LASIK and wavefront: Surgery might help, but there are a few more details to discuss with your surgeon. How long have you had bad glare? Have you had corneal refractive surgery already and this is an enhancement? 0.6 is a significant number, and should improve with good on axis treatment, but glare could be due to poor glasses, dry eyes, refractive error like astigmatism--also treatable, or cataract. Check details. ...Read more

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My EyeDoc gave me paper with title:"3D Disc Report OU w/ Topography".There stands Average thickness RNFL:Right 94,left 92. What is this and is it bad?

My EyeDoc gave me paper with title:"3D Disc Report OU w/ Topography".There stands Average thickness RNFL:Right 94,left 92. What is this and is it bad?

Optic nerve exam: This exam report is for your optic nerve of each eye. The retinal nerve fiber layer (rnfl) number is the average thickness of the nerve. In itself, each eye has an adequate thickness & is relatively similar, but the sector analysis is far more important in determining whether there is localized thinning of the nerve. Your MD would be helpful in providing this kind of information to you. ...Read more

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Should I have prk or lasik? I had a lasik consultation yesterday with a top surgeon in my area. On my topography scan, he said i had a asymmetrical bow tie on the bottom of one of my eyes that can indicate a predisposition to develop keratonconus. Howev

Should I have prk or lasik? I had a lasik consultation yesterday with a top surgeon in my area.  On my topography scan, he said i had a asymmetrical bow tie on the bottom of one of my eyes that can indicate a predisposition to develop keratonconus.  Howev

Without : Without question - you should have prk. Surface ablation is as effective as lasik, and has the same safety profile. While vision recovers faster with lasik, the long term results are identical. More importantly - with your potential risk of weakening of the eye with lasik - i would in general recommend surface ablation. Obviously - without seeing the maps - i can not know for certain - but this is just a general answer to your question. Best regards bill trattler, md www.Centerforeyecare.Com. ...Read more

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Corneal scratch.What do I do?

Corneal scratch.What do I do?

See an eye doctor: Immediately or go to your local er. Without proper treatment, you could get a serious eye infection. ...Read more

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What is a cornea?

The cornea is: The transparent layer forming the front of the eye. ...Read more

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Is the cornea at the back?

Front: The cornea is the window at the front of the eye which lets light in and provides a major portion of the focusing power. It also is the dome upon which contact lenses rest. ...Read more

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What are corneal flash burns?

What are corneal flash burns?

Welder's burns: These are ultraviolet light 'sunburns' of the cornea which all welder's know about. The pain of them starts 4-8 hours after exposure and can be quite severe but usually is gone within 24 hours as new corneal cells regenerate. This is why welder's wear those protective filtering masks. ...Read more

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What happens if i move my cornea?

What happens if i move my cornea?

Cornes: Nothing. The cornea is firmly attached 360 degrees and takes a lot of punishment everyday. ...Read more

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I scratched my cornea. What do I do?

I scratched my cornea. What do I do?

Saline & Patch: You can use Normal Saline eye drops (not visine) and cover the eye to llimit the use. If it is still painful in the morning, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can you heal a corneal abraision?

Short time interval: A corneal abrasion is the loss of the overlying skin on the cornea, the window that lets light into the front of the eye. They are usually quite painful. Your ophthalmologist should see this, and may use eyedrops, a therapeutic contact lense and sometimes patching. Healing is usually rapid in 1-2 days unless there is a problem. Try not to treat this yourself. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Cornea (Definition)

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