LASIK Surgery and Life Altering Complications by Dr. Boshnick on CBS This Morning
Dr. Edward Boshnick maintains a cutting edge practice devoted to the restoration of vision and comfort lost as a result of refractive eye surgery (including LASIK and Radial Keratotomy), keratoconus, corneal transplant surgery, pellucid marginal degeneration, extreme dry eye, corneal dystrophies, corneal trauma, lasik damage and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.
A few words about Dr. Edward Boshnick and his eye care practice:
Dr. Edward Boshnick maintains a cutting edge optometric practice covering all types of vision care including non-surgical vision improvement, contact and scleral lens care, children’s vision and vision rehabilitation for the partially sighted. Dr. Boshnick received his B.A. degree from the University of Miami and his Doctorate degree was awarded in Optometry from Southern College of Optometry.
A scleral lens is a large diameter lens made of a highly oxygen permeable material. It is very stable and does not move on the eye. A scleral lens is not a contact lens in the strict sense of the word as it does not touch the cornea. Instead, a scleral lens vaults over the compromised cornea and is supported by the white portion of the eye known as the sclera.
A liquid reservoir of sterile saline solution fills the space between the back surface of the scleral lens and the front surface of the eye. This liquid reservoir fills in the surface irregularities of the cornea allowing vision to be restored in a comfortable manner. In addition, the scleral lens and the liquid bandage beneath it protect the cornea from the environment and the blinking action of the eyelids.
There are a number of eye diseases and conditions that are best treated with a scleral lens. What must be appreciated is the fact that a scleral lens when fit correctly is both a medical device and a therapeutic device all in one. The scleral lenses that we design can be made to fit virtually any eye shape and any degree of visual error while at the same time allowing the diseased or injured eye to heal. Common ocular conditions include, but not limited include:
A large number of corneal dystrophies and degenerations both acquired and genetic. These include rare conditions such as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, Ocular Pemphigoid and many others. Scleral lenses are a unique technology that are medically indicted to treat a very large number of corneal diseases and conditions.
The main benefits of a well designed and fit scleral lens are