Cornea

Do I have allergies or dry eye?

By editor
April 12, 2019

  Spring is upon us. Ahhh....     Along with saying goodbye to the cold and snow, we welcome leaves back to the trees, green grasses, and beautiful blossoming flowers. To some allergy suffers, however, spring also means the return of itchy eyes, runny noses, and scratchy throats.  Many people present to their eye doctor seeking relief from allergy related eye ... read more


Is it dry eyes or allergies?  Learn How Allergy Skin Testing can Make the Diagnosis!

By editor
May 14, 2018

Allergic disease occurs in 30-50% of the population, while ocular symptoms can be present in up to 60% of allergic disease sufferers. Allergic eyes are often watery, red, irritated, dry and itchy. These symptoms are often found in patients suffering from dry eye syndrome. However the treatment of allergic eye irritation can be different than ... read more


Corneal Collagen Crosslinking - Informational Video

By editor
December 5, 2017

Blog posted by Dr. Seth Meskin, a board certified ophthalmologist and fellowship trained corneal specialist. For more information on keratoconus or crosslinking, or any of the services we offer, please contact us 203-878-1236 at any of our 4 offices in Milford, Orange, Branford, or Shelton. We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon.... read more


How Scleral Contact Lenses Changed My Life - Patient Testimonials

By editor
September 16, 2017

I was diagnosed with keratoconus later in life. Originally my ophthalmologist prescribed gas permeated contact lenses that, given the size of my hands and fingers were impossible to insert properly. In a short time, I became frustrated and simply stopped trying. I lived with this condition for several years until it became unmanageable. I went ... read more


Scleral Contact Lenses At Eye Physicians and Surgeons

By editor
August 29, 2017

What is a scleral lens? A scleral lens, also known as an ocular surface prosthesis, was first created in the 1880s and resurfaced with larger diameters and more oxygenated material in 2008.  Unlike a rigid gas permeable (RGP) lens that sits directly on the cornea (clear portion of the eye), scleral lenses are a larger ... read more


Dr. Meskin Performs Connecticut's First Corneal Collagen Crosslinking (CXL) Procedures with FDA Approved Avedro Device

By editor
February 9, 2017

Normal Cornea vs. Keratoconus Cornea In April, 2016 Avedro of Waltham, Massachusetts received FDA Approval for its KXL® System for Corneal Cross-Linking and its riboflavin solutions (Photrexa® Viscous and Photrexa®) for the treatment of keratoconus and corneal ectasia.     Keratoconus is a condition that affects the cornea, which is the transparent structure in the ... read more


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