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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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Intac Surgery More Effective for Early Keratoconus

Turner Eye Institute is seeing an increased number of keratoconus patients in the practice. Many of these patients with keratoconus are being referred from optometrists who are comanaging the keratoconus patients. We are excited to offer our patients with keratoconus the newest treatments.

Intac surgery has allowed many keratoconus patients the chance to avoid corneal transplants. We are very happy about this. Unfortunately, many cases that we are seeing are moderate to advanced cases of keratoconus. While we are able to improve their vision, results are not as good as cases of early keratoconus.

We advise patients with keratoconus to seek care early. While contact lenses can provide good vision for some patients with keratoconus, there is evidence that contact lenses can actually speed the onset of keratoconus. If that is the case, it would be recommended to have intac treatment for keratoconus sooner.

Intac treatment for keratoconus has been much more successful for patients with early keratoconus. Vision gains and other improvements are more evident with early treatment.

We would like to thank all of the eye doctors who refer to Dr. Turner for treatment of their patients. If you have a patient that is interested in keratoconus treatment please call our center so that we can provide you with the best service possible and offer your patients the best possible care for their keratoconus.