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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






Home » What's New » Keratoconus Advances in 2007

Keratoconus Advances in 2007

Patients with keratoconus are constantly seeking the best treatment for their eyes. Many of those dealing with keratoconus feel that the treatment they have received thus far has been unsatisfactory. What can keratoconus patients expect for 2007?

FDA trials are already underway and past the early stages in a variety of vision related trials. Early results for C3-R treatment have been promising but this treatment has not yet been FDA approved. There are several surgeons who perform C3-R treatment off-label but thus far it is not yet endorsed by the US FDA. We will likely see further results at Ophthalmological Seminars regarding the efficacy of this treatment.

Contact lens treatments for keratoconus are also advancing and increased research in this area can be expected in 2007. Synergeyes offers a new hybrid lens for keratoconus patients and so far results with this treatment have been excellent. We can expect more keratoconus patients to be fit with the newer hybrid lenses (a blend of hard and soft lenses). As practitioners gain more skill in fitting these lenses, we can expect results to continue to improve.

The Help Keratoconus blog will continue to offer new information in 2007 and continue to provide new findings concerning keratoconus as well as offer new options in treatment. Continue to visit the blog on a monthly or biweekly basis as new blogs try to offer the newest insights into keratoconus.