corectopia

The word corectopia refers to the observation of a pupil that is deviated from its normal position. This lady has corectopia, and is complaining bitterly about symptoms related to photophobia. She has had lens surgery, and dysphotopsias are not insignificant as a result. The cause is damage to the iris from SHINGLES, and note how …

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Terrien’s degeneration

This man presents with an unusual cornea and shifting prescription. He has Terrien’s Marginal Degeneration, and this is a classical presentation. Note the irregular white deposits at the periphery, separated from the limbus by a gutter. Cause unknown. The problem is a slow progressive shift in refraction. It’s too late once it has happened. All …

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Herpetic disease transplant rejection

Herpetic disease transplant rejection – Any time you touch an eye, you can activate the HSV virus, and this includes cataract surgery. HSV destroys the anterior segment. I had undertaken a revision transplant in this 73-year-old man, and his vision improved to 6l9. He was delighted! Over the course of 2 days, the endothelium rejected, …

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Transplant Rejection

FAQ Question: What are the rejection rates for a stromal transplant vs pkp vs endothelial? We already know that graft survival rates are better in Keratoconus patients vs non Keratoconus patients. Answer: Fascinating question! After doing stromal transplants for 20 years, here are the key points… THE OCULAR SURFACE IS AN INFLAMMATORY POWERHOUSE. WE ALMOST …

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Adjusting Stromal Transplants

This is a great case to show the many benefits that layered transplant brings for keratoconus patients. I performed stromal transplant for this patient in 2012 and in 2014, he had 0 dioptres astigmatism with 6l6 vision. Similar result in the other eye. After last seeing him 6 years previously, he represents with reduced vision …

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Comprehensive Guide to Keratoconus by Dr Anthony Maloof, Sydney.

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on Keratoconus, a vision disorder that affects the shape of the cornea, leading to visual impairment. Dr Anthony Maloof is committed to providing you with the most detailed and up-to-date information on this condition to help you understand it better. In this article, we will explore the causes, symptoms, and …

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Recurrent corneal erosion syndrome

This is an interesting patient who was referred in for recurrent corneal erosion syndrome. Historically, he did have recurrent corneal erosion. EXCEPT he developed acute bacterial keratitis, and vision dropped to CF (counting fingers). This is what he looked like on presentation. When such patients come in, I am now able to give them an …

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Corneal transplant will be used for DSEK or endothelial transplant by Dr Anthony Maloof, Sydney.

In this blog, we delve into Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK) as a treatment for corneal endothelial disorders. DSEK is a surgical procedure that has gained significant recognition recently due to its remarkable efficacy in addressing various corneal conditions. Understanding Corneal Endothelial Disorders Corneal endothelial disorders encompass a range of conditions that affect the endothelial …

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Macula Dystrophy

This is what macular dystrophy looks like…a hazy, cloudy cornea. Patients can still see but the sight is very distorted. I advise surgery when patients are losing function, as happened in this case. I undertook a stromal transplant in the right eye 2 months ago, and this is what it looks like. Laser vision is …

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My eye hurts in the morning - Dealing with recurrent corneal erosion

Waking up with a sharp pain in your eye can be a disconcerting experience. If you’ve ever wondered why your eye hurts in the morning, recurrent corneal erosion might be the culprit. In this article, we will delve into the causes, symptoms, and effective ways to manage and prevent this uncomfortable condition. Understanding Recurrent Corneal …

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