The cornea is the clear part of the front of your eye, that lets light in. If you are having problems with your cornea, you should visit us at New York Cornea Consultants. Our expert cornea doctor in Great Neck, Dr. Michael Ehrenhaus, can provide you with complete cornea care.
Our ophthalmologist is a fellowship-trained cornea, cataract, and refractive surgeon. Whether you need corrective laser eye surgery, or a corneal transplant, he will be able to provide you with the highest level of care and treatment. If you need to have a cornea transplant, our doctor will let you know if you can be a candidate for the new sutureless corneal transplant, or be a candidate for a lamellar transplant, using the new femtosecond IntralLase laser. Our eye doctor also offers full thickness corneal transplants, as well. When you come to our vision practice to see our cornea doctor in Great Neck, our ophthalmologist will carefully assess your individual situation and let you know which type of corneal treatment will work best in your particular case. He will then discuss the different options with you and help come up with the decision on the best way for your treatment to proceed. Our eye doctor sees many patients who have keratoconus. When a patient has this eye condition, the shape of the cornea becomes distorted and usually worsens over time. When a patient has keratoconus, instead of the cornea being shaped like a dome, the center of the cornea begins to thin and bulge so that it has more of a cone shape. In early stages, a patient with this eye problem may wear contact lenses for vision correction, but eventually, surgery may be needed to correct this serious eye problem. Whenever the cornea becomes damaged from disease or scarring, you may end up needing a corneal transplant. This type of surgery is called the keratoplasty.
For an appointment to see our expert cornea doctor in Great Neck, contact us today.