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Dr. Larry Eklund of Wellington Eye Care is proud to offer the latest technology to his patients. This includes the Konan specular microscope, a new technology allowing for more accurate assessment of the cornea, the front surface of the eye.
The outer surface of the cornea is one of the fastest healing tissues in the body, but there are greater challenges with the inside surface. Damage can occur from disease, dystrophy, injury, and even contact lens use. Simple options like changing contact lens material and fit can significantly prolong the health of this delicate tissue.
Unfortunately, damage to this corneal tissue often shows no symptoms until it is too late.
“We have had a number of patients suffer from a condition called hypoxia, in which the cornea is starved for oxygen,” said Dr. Eklund.
This is common in patients wearing ordinary contact lenses, especially in Colorado’s thinner atmosphere.
Dr. Eklund explained that simply changing to a contact lens that lets more oxygen through can mean sharper vision now and well into the future.
Sometimes previously undiscovered dystrophies or diseases explain why a patient has had problems with previous glasses or contact lenses. The Konan microscope can help to diagnose and treat these problems.
With the new technology, Dr. Eklund can also help people choose the most effective procedures for LASIK surgery or cataract removal.
To learn more about the Konan microscope and other new technologies and treatments, call 970-568-7161, visit the website at www.wellingtoneye.com, or stop by Wellington Eye Care at 8251 Wellington Blvd.