Eye Center of Texas’ cornea sub-specialty trained surgeon provides the most up-to-date surgical and clinical procedures available. Technology changes and micro-surgical procedure advancements occur on an almost daily basis. Eye Center of Texas stays on the cutting edge of these advancements so that you can be assured of latest corneal care possible.
Recent advancements in cornea surgery include the following
Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK)
This procedure is designed to treat corneal disorders involving the front or middle layers of the cornea, sparing the back layer of the cornea. Diseases treated with DALK include Keratoconus and corneal scars.
Descemets Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK)
This procedure is specifically designed to treat corneal disorders involving the back surface of the cornea with no treatment to the front or middle layers of the cornea. Diseases treated with DSEK include Fuch’s Dystrophy and Bullous Keratopathy. These new procedures allow for the rapid recovery from corneal “transplant” surgery that previously required many months of healing.
Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK)
This is the traditional surgical procedure involving a full thickness transplant of the cornea. This surgery treats any layer of the cornea and has a long track record of success. The disadvantage of this surgery is an approximate twelve (12) month healing/recovery period.
Pterygia are surgically removed at Eye Center of Texas using one of two methods:
Eye Center of Texas also provides the latest in pterygia surgery. A pterygium is a commonly occurring growth on the white and colored part of the eye often resulting in an unpleasant cosmetic appearance and reduced vision.
Autographing – the removal of the growth and the replacement of the removed tissue with tissue from the patient’s eye, usually from under the upper lid.
Amniotic Membrane Transplantation – the removal of the growth and the replacement of the tissue with an amniotic membrane.
Eye Center of Texas is a premier eye care practice led by a team of experienced optometrists and eye surgeons, including Dr. Wade and Dr. Mayo. Over the years the practice has earned a reputation as a top Houston LASIK / Pasadena practice. In addition, the practice is frequently visited by patients searching for an experienced cataract surgeon in Houston.