in Medical & Surgical Eye CareThe cornea is the clear  tissue on the front portion of the eye.  If it becomes diseased or scarred, a corneal transplant may be necessary.  There are many types of transplant that can be performed.  The type of transplant done depends on which layer or layers of the patient’s own cornea needs to be replaced.  If the front portion of the cornea needs replaced , it is called deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty.  If only the back portion needs to be replaced, endothelial keratoplasty (either deep lamellar keratoplasty or descemet’s membrane keratoplasty)  is done.  At  GTOC, we perform full  thickness transplants, anterior lamellar transplants, and endothelial keratoplasty. Come See For Yourself what it means to get care from a cornea specialist at GTOC.Learn More

Diabetic Eye Care

in Medical & Surgical Eye CareDiabetic retinopathy, the most common diabetic eye disease, occurs when blood vessels in the retina change. Sometimes these vessels swell and leak fluid or even close off completely. You can have diabetic retinopathy and not be aware of it, since the early stages of diabetic retinopathy often don't have symptoms. It can cause loss of vision, blurred vision, spots or dots in your vision, or other symptoms. Diabetic retinopathy can be treated with one of several types of laser surgery, medications, or an operation called a vitrectomy. Careful management of your diabetes is the best way to prevent vision loss. If you have diabetes, see your eye doctor for a yearly diabetic screening with a dilated eye exam — even if your vision seems fine — because it's important to detect diabetic retinopathy in the early stages.Learn More