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Keratoconus and Back to Driving

Keratoconus and Back to Driving

Having keratoconus for more than 17 years this patient had trouble with her vision and as she got older she had to stop driving. Thankfully she found Dr. Azman and is now back to driving with great vision!

Contact Maryland’s top Keratoconus doctors if you are suffering from poor vision due to Keratoconus. https://keratoconusbaltimore.org/ (410) 469-7111

Keratoconus Specialists of Maryland | Serving patients from the following areas since 1975: MARYLAND: Annapolis, Baltimore, Bel Air, Bethesda, Bowie, Carney, Cockeysville, Columbia Crofton, Elkton, Essex, Fallston, Fredrick, Glenwood, Hampstead, Havre de Grace, Jarrettsville, Kingsville, Laurel, Lutherville, Manchester, Monkton, Parkton, Parkville, Perry Hall, Phoenix, Pikesville, Potomac, Randallstown, Reisterstown, Rockville, Severn, Severna Park, Silver Spring, Sparks-Glencoe, Sparrows Point, Towson, and Westminster. VIRGINIA: Alexandria, Fairfax, Leesburg, Manassas, Reston, Tysons Corner, and Vienna. Washington D.C. Pennsylvania: Allentown, Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading, Shrewsbury, and York.

No Longer Suffering from Keratoconus

No Longer Suffering from Keratoconus  | Helping one Keratoconus patient at a time!

#Keratoconus #ScleralLenses #KeratoconusTreatment Contact Maryland’s top Keratoconus doctors if you are suffering from poor vision due to Keratoconus.

https://keratoconusbaltimore.org/ (410) 469-7111 Keratoconus Specialists of Maryland

Serving patients from the following areas since 1975: MARYLAND: Annapolis, Baltimore, Bel Air, Bethesda, Bowie, Carney, Cockeysville, Columbia Crofton, Elkton, Essex, Fallston, Fredrick, Glenwood, Hampstead, Havre de Grace, Jarrettsville, Kingsville, Laurel, Lutherville, Manchester, Monkton, Parkton, Parkville, Perry Hall, Phoenix, Pikesville, Potomac, Randallstown, Reisterstown, Rockville, Severn, Severna Park, Silver Spring, Sparks-Glencoe, Sparrows Point, Towson, and Westminster. VIRGINIA: Alexandria, Fairfax, Leesburg, Manassas, Reston, Tysons Corner, and Vienna. Washington D.C. Pennsylvania: Allentown, Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading, Shrewsbury, and York.

Keratoconus – Scleral Lens – Patient Testimonial – Baltimore, Maryland

LASIK eye surgery should be taken off the market, former FDA adviser says

CBS NEWS November 2019

LASIK eye surgery should be taken off market, former FDA adviser says

LASIK eye surgery has been popular for more than 20 years, with an estimated 20 million Americans undergoing the procedure to correct nearsightedness and improve distance vision. But some patients say the surgery has ruined their eyesight. The quick, minimally-invasive surgery uses a laser to cut a flap to reshape the cornea at the front of the eye. Now an expert who once backed LASIK is campaigning to get it off the market. Abraham Rutner said LASIK surgery damaged his vision and nearly ruined his life. “It’s a devastation that I can’t even explain,” Rutner told CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula. “Things would appear double. Around the lights were like having starbursts,” he added…. click here to continue the story.

Dr. Irwin Azman is one of the leading LASIK consultants with over 25 years of experience in the diagnosis and management of Post LASIK complications and side effects. Dr. Azman affirms that although patients may experience side effects due to pre-existing eye conditions, there are non-surgical treatments to help those with LASIK complications. Together with his team of technicians, as well as being aided by new technologies in instrumentation and new treatment methods, Dr. Azman is able to prescribe each patient with a solution to resolve their Post LASIK complications without further surgery.

According to Dr. Azman: “While LASIK surgery can be successful under optimum eye conditions, unfortunately many patients do experience side effects due to pre-existing conditions. However, there is hope. Utilizing our vast experience and expertise, as well as an array of new technologies, we are able to treat these side effects with non-surgical techniques.”

Thankfully we can help with Post LASIK Complications!

If you or a loved one are living with LASIK Complications then call us to learn about treatment options. 410-561-6071

Advantages and Disadvantages of Cornea Transplant and Scleral Lenses For the Treatment of Advanced Keratoconus

Cornea Transplants and Scleral Lenses for Keratoconus

Picking the right treatment for any disease plays a vital role in recovery. There are several different treatment methods for advanced keratoconus. But in this article, we will try to help you understand just two treatment types better – cornea transplant and scleral lenses.

These two keratoconus treatment options are among the most popular treatment options. They are regularly touted as the easiest and most effective treatment methods in some quarters. But when you are done reading this article, you’d be well informed to form your own opinions about them.

Keratoconus is a progressive medical condition of the eye that affects the cornea. The cornea thins and bugles out like a cone, leading to vision problems. Keratoconus treatment helps to halt the progression of the disease. And in some cases, they help keratoconus patients with partial visual rehabilitation. New treatment methods are still being discovered, so there’s no particular best treatment or most effective. It all depends on you.

For non-medical students or practitioners, the definition and explanation of keratoconus given above is still very likely to leave you confused. Let me break it down for you to understand much better.

Keratoconus is a disease which makes the cornea of the eye, which is the transparent tissue in front of the eye, to bulge outward. When a person suffers from keratoconus, the clear dome-shaped tissue that covers the eye, particularly the cornea, thins, and bulges outward into a cone shape.

The cause of this disease is yet to be known, and it affects a small population of the world. The occurrence of keratoconus can be found in about one in every two thousand people*.

Click here to continue the article ‘The Advantages and Disadvantages of Cornea Transplant and Scleral Lenses For the Treatment of Advanced Keratoconus’

My Keratoconus Experience: Baltimore’s top Keratoconus Doctor

Diagnosed with keratoconus at 14 years of age this patient has tried it all! He started off with soft contact lenses together with hard lenses, and then had his first corneal transplant in 1980. In 1990 he had a second corneal transplant but still left with poor vision. He was then prescribed hard lenses (RGP) but they were very uncomfortable and constantly popped out of his eyes. He finally found Dr. Azman, Baltimore’s top keratoconus doctor who prescribed him with scleral lenses. With the scleral lenses, he can wear them comfortably all day, they stay in his eyes, he can drive at night with no glare, and has the best vision he has had in many years!

Undiagnosed Eye Condition, Diagnosed as Keratoconus

A new patient to our office, a doctor himself, who sees his eye doctor on a routine basis, continues to comment that he still cannot see well with his new glasses. After seeing three different eye doctors there was no diagnosis and the patient was still unhappy with his vision. After a very thorough examination with Dr. Azman, the patient is diagnosed with keratoconus. With proper keratoconus treatments, the patient will have clear consistent vision with no glare! #ExcellentEyeCare #GreatVision #Keratoconus#NoDiagnosis Keratoconus Specialists of Maryland

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Beloved Fox TV meteorologist Jessica Starr, 35, worked for WJBK Fox 2 in Michigan kills herself a month after telling fans she was struggling from LASIK eye surgery

Beloved Fox TV meteorologist and mother-of-two, 35, kills herself a month after telling fans she was struggling to recover from eye surgery

A well-known Michigan meteorologist and mother-of-two has taken her own life.

Jessica Starr, 35, worked for WJBK Fox 2 since 2011. On Thursday morning, her colleagues cried as they announced her death on the air.

Starr, whose married name was Rose, had two young children. She leaves them behind along with her husband of eight years, Daniel.

In a statement issued on its website and read aloud by her colleagues on Thursday morning, Fox 2 said: ‘Last night we were informed of the heartbreaking news that our friend and colleague, meteorologist Jessica Starr took her life.

‘All of us here at FOX 2 are in deep shock and cannot believe that such a wonderful, bright and intelligent individual will no longer be with us.

‘Her family and friends will be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days as we all deal with our grief.’

 Morning anchor Amy Andrews tweeted: ‘Our hearts are broken.’

Further details about her death have not yet been revealed.

Over the last month, Starr said she had been facing ‘challenging times’ since undergoing Lasik eye surgery.

She had the surgery in October and took four weeks off then returned to work for one day in November but it was too much of a struggle for her and she was back at home the next day.

In a video uploaded to her Facebook page on November 13, the day she went back to work, she was downcast as she asked viewers for their prayers and well wishes. Starr was struggling to recover from Lasik eye surgery. In her last post on her public Facebook page, she asked fans for their well wishes and said she was struggling to return to work.

‘If you have any tips I’d appreciate it, I’m trying to stay strong and get through this recovery.

‘Thanks again for all the wishes, I’m excited to be back I just want to get my vision back so I can keep you guys smiling,’ she said.

The following day, she posted that she had not yet been ready to go back to work.

‘Yesterday was a struggle for me. I really wanted to come back but I need more time to recover.

‘Please keep me in your thoughts during this challenging time. Will keep you updated,’ she said.

It was her final post.

Starr had two degrees, one in broadcast meteorology and one in geography and communications.

She regularly shared photographs of her happy family life on her public Facebook page.

Before working for Fox 2, she worked for Fox 45, WKAG 3 and WLNS.

Hers is the second laser-eye-related surgery in a month. In November, Canadian Paul Fitzpatrick, 56, took his own life after blaming the procedure for giving him 20 years of intolerable pain in his eyes.

Life After LASIK and Radial Keratotomy (RK)

Anyone with poor vision will tell you that it comes with a host of frustrations. You cannot see properly without contacts or glasses, and life is just that much harder than it is for everyone else. Many who experience this effect turn to eye surgery for help. They do their research, see a doctor, and settle on a treatment. Which is often LASIK. However, in the early ’80s and ’90s, many people went with Radial Keratotomy (RK), which is supposed to fix one’s eyesight and allow them to live a normal life. Unfortunately, they aren’t always so lucky.

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Eye Surgery Isn’t Perfect

The untold secret of eye surgeries is the complications that frequently come with them. In fact, significant proportions of patients report dissatisfaction with their procedures. The following are four statistics about post-surgery patients that you might find surprising. With Radial Keratotomy (RK) the statistics are even higher.

  • Experiencing at least one side effect – 53%
  • Not highly satisfied – 24%
  • Experiencing issues after six months – 22%
  • Repeat surgery required – 12%

The point is this: Treatments like LASIK and Radial Keratotomy (RK) are not perfect. Post-LASIK, RK, PRK, and other eye surgery complications are very real. If you choose to get a procedure, you could be a victim. That’s not to say that you should never consider an eye surgery. Instead, you should simply understand the risk that comes with them and have a post-surgery plan in case your treatment does not go as planned.

Am I Experiencing Symptoms?

If you have already had eye surgery, you may be experiencing symptoms. Some of the most common ones are blurry vision, double vision, ghosting, glare, halo effect, and starbursting.

 

What Are My Options?

So far, we’ve mostly talked about dark matters like surgery complications and symptoms. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and hopeless, you shouldn’t. There is a fix for these issues: Seeing Dr. Irwin Azman, a post-surgery specialist who has helped thousands of patients with their vision issues. Here’s what Dr. Azman can do for you:

  • Provide Personalized Treatment – In the course of a day, Dr. Azman will see many patients. One might need contact lenses after Radial keratotomy (RK) eye surgery, while another will require an entirely different treatment. What makes him such an effective doctor is his understanding that no solution is one size fits all. Instead, he treats each patient as a member of his own family. He starts with an in-depth conversation about medical history and symptoms. Next, he discusses treatment options with the patient, helping them understand each of them entirely. The result of this is an effective treatment plan that gives patients the highest level of care possible.

 

  • Solve Issues Other Doctors Cannot – One thing that Dr. Azman frequently hears from patients is that they have been to multiple doctors before and have been left unsatisfied. It is no mystery why. Many people will see a surgeon for their initial treatment, but find that this doctor is not equipped to help with post-treatment complications. Next, they’ll see a typical eye doctor, who also won’t have any answers. Their last stop is at Dr. Azman’s office, where they finally get the treatment they need. The reason is that these other doctors either have too general of knowledge or they specialize in the wrong area. Dr. Azman is the perfect option because he has decades of experience in this specific field.

 

  • Provide a Variety of Options – There is no single treatment option that we use to help our patients. Instead, we tailor our treatment to each individual that walks through our door. The ones that we most commonly use are soft contact lenses, RGP hard lenses, custom soft lenses, hybrid contact lenses ( SynergEyes), scleral contact lenses, custom scleral lenses, PVR PROSE, EyePrint PRO, and Boston Scleral lens. That being said, we have more tricks up our sleeve for more complicated cases, so no matter what you need, we will have a solution.

One thing that we see over and over again at Dr. Azman’s office is people that are deeply discouraged. The reason is that they have tried and tried to fix their vision issues, but to no avail. They come to Dr. Azman as their final option and hope for the best. Another thing we see again and again is the look on those people’s faces when they finally get the treatment they need. This is why we do what we do, and there is nothing more satisfying than a happy patient.

If you’re experiencing any adverse symptoms after your eye surgery, don’t think that you need to live with them. Instead, take control and see Dr. Azman. When you do, you will be one step closer to solving your issues and taking your life back.