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To Our Valued Patients,

With the evolving situation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and under the guidelines of the Health Officer of the Alameda and Contra-Costa Counties, we will begin the process of re-opening our offices on Monday May 4th in order to provide needed eye and vision care. Moreover, cataract and all other non-cosmetic surgical procedures will soon resume.

Please keep in mind that in order to maintain social distancing protocols and to limit further transmission of the virus, we will be working with a reduced staff and seeing a fewer number of patients as compared to our “normal” schedule. Priority will be given to the most urgent medical cases. We will be implementing a number of measures (including altered check-in/check-out procedures, limiting the number of patients in the office and waiting room, face covering for all persons, temperature screening, etc) that will change your experience in the office. In addition, we will be ramping up our already strict disinfection policies and we will continue to monitor and abide by all local, state and, federal guidelines. Please bear with us through this new reality as these changes are designed to protect you and our staff.

We hope to see you soon and appreciate your trust in us to continue to meet your eye care needs. Stay safe and stay healthy!

The Turner Eye Institute Team






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Intacs for Keratoconus Treatment

Dr. Turner has now performed over 200 procedures with Intacs for keratoconus and/or ectasia within the San Francisco Bay Area and San Jose. Over the last 5 years we have devoted a significant amount of time investigating and researching the effectiveness of Intacs. A successful Intacs implanted patient, will have a reduction in Rx, an improvement in UCVA and BCVA, an easier to fit soft contact lens with better quality of vision and an arrest in the progression of the cone.

Depending on the case Dr. Turner uses his now significant experience to select one of the following options:

-Select the proper segment thickness, use one or two segments the same size, one or two segments of different sizes (disparate sizes), determine the tension left on the suture or no suture at all, determine if, in the case of just one segment being used, a tunnel should still be created on the unimplanted side.

As you can imagine choosing the proper segment and technique will render a significantly better outcome. We continue to believe that Intacs® are a good and safe alternative to RGP. Worldwide data and our own data indicates that Intacs are a safe procedure to arrest the progression of Keratoconus while improving the quality of vision.