Keratoconus is a condition in which the cornea becomes progressively thinner over time. This typically begins during the teenage years and can progress throughout one’s lifetime. As the cornea thins it takes on an irregular shape. This shape is responsible for the blurred and distorted vision that is the hallmark complaint of patients with keratoconus.
Dr. McKinnis is a leading expert in the fitting of contact lenses for patients with keratoconus. He routinely lectures within the United States and abroad in regards to proper management of the condition. He is well-versed in the fitting of advanced gas permeable lenses, hybrid lenses, and scleral lenses. Dr. McKinnis also routinely utilizes the EyePrint Device which is fitted after obtaining an exact mold of the ocular surface.
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Myopia is a very common issue throughout the world. Approximately 1/3 of the population in the United States have the condition and over 90% of several East Asian countries suffer from myopia. While myopia may seem like such a common condition that it shouldn’t be cause for concern, it is actually associated with several very serious conditions that can threaten one’s ability to see.
Dry eye syndrome is one of the most commonly treated ocular conditions worldwide. At its core, the tear film that covers the ocular surface fails to properly lubricate the cornea. This results in a myriad of symptoms including burning, excessive tearing, blurry vision, and ocular discomfort. In fact, dry eye syndrome is one of the leading causes of eye fatigue.
Patients with dry eye syndrome can present along any point in the disease spectrum. Because of this, treatments vary as well. Comprehensive eye exams which evaluate the integrity of the tear film are critical in managing dry eye syndrome before it progresses to a more advanced stage. Click HERE to schedule an exam if you are concerned about dry eye syndrome.
Glaucoma is a potentially serious disease and is the second leading cause of vision loss in the United States. It is often painless and unnoticeable in the early stages of the disease. While there is no cure for glaucoma, early detection of the disease allows for proper management to preserve one’s vision. Routine, comprehensive eye exams are critical in the early detection of glaucoma. Dr. McKinnis has extensive training in the detection and treatment of the disease.
Management of glaucoma requires the use of specialized pieces of equipment in order to monitor whether the disease is progressing. This equipment consists of a scanning device to measure the health of the optic nerve tissue of each eye, as well as a visual field test to precisely monitor the disease’s impact on peripheral vision.
Glaucoma treatment is typically accomplished through the use of topical medications (eye drops) or non-invasive laser. More advanced treatments may be necessary under the care of a glaucoma specialist. If you or a loved one are concerned about glaucoma, click HERE to schedule an appointment.
Cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s natural lens. These changes may be the result of normal, age-related processes, or other events such as trauma or long-term use of some medications. Mild cataracts will typically not affect the vision significantly. However, as the condition progresses vision may become hazy and blurry. It is normal for patients to complain about an increasing amount of glare and halos as cataracts progress.
Cataracts which progress to affecting one’s vision are managed by surgically removing the cloudy lens. A clear, artificial lens replaces the cataract to restore vision. Modern day cataract implants are capable of correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and reading issues. Infinity Eye Care partners with world-class surgeons and facilities in order to ensure that patients achieve their best visual outcome. If you or a loved one wish to be evaluated for cataracts, please click HERE.
Macular degeneration (AMD) is a retinal disorder that typically affects patients over the age of 65. The retina is to the eye as film is to a camera – it gathers light and is responsible for the transmission of a crisp, clear image to the brain. Sometimes, the aging process results in an accumulation of waste products in the macula, or the area of the retina used for central vision. This may result in a significant decline in vision.
Infinity Eye Care possesses state of the art technology that allows for the doctor to detect macular degeneration. If you or a loved one are concerned about macular degeneration, click HERE to schedule an appointment.