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What’s New

Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice.

About Consultations & Keratoconus

Routine eye exams ensure that a local eye doctor can check the health of your eyes for signs of ocular disease and ensure your vision stays sharp and clear. However, patients with keratoconus often face fluctuations in their prescription and end up passing through various phases. Therefore, a consultation at Turner...

World Keratoconus Day — November 10th, 2018

Understanding how one person's case of Keratoconus started and developed can help other people with Keratoconus find comfort and acceptance for their own condition. Keratoconus is a tough disease. Not only that it doesn't play fair, but many people live months or years without realizing what's happening to their vision....

Welcome to our New Website

We invite you to take a look around our new site to get to know our practice and learn about eye and vision health. You will find a wealth of information about our optometrists, our staff and our services, as well as facts and advice about how to take care...

Pink, Stinging Eyes?

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye diseases, especially in kids. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria or even allergies to pollen, chlorine in swimming pools, and ingredients in cosmetics, or other irritants, which touch the eyes. Some forms of conjunctivitis might be...

Request Your Next Appointment Online…

You can now request your next appointment online! Visit the Contact Us section of our site at anytime and complete the form.  We'll receive the form via email and call you back to confirm your appointment request.  We'll be sure to call you back within one business day....

Vanessa G. San Francisco

I’ve had different procedures and surgeries done for both my eyes. I am a patient living with Keratoconus and until I found the eye turner eye institute I thought the road to better vision would be a hardship. Not with Dr. Patel and his team. Everyone at the office is...

Rich F. San Ramon

Went in Tuesday for my 4 week follow-up from my PRK surgery. My operated eye has been healing very well. No pain whatsoever, and not seeing any halo’s at night. Arrived 15 min. early for my appt. and only had to wait a few min. Assistant was very friendly, she...

Rich F. San Ramon

I had PRK surgery last week by Dr. Turner. So far everything is going good. Here’s my experience so far. Day before surgery – picked up prescription and began applying eye drops as instructed. Day of surgery- went to eye surgery facility and they numbed my eye. (only had one...

Adam L. Albany

They have a new doctor. Doctor Patel. He is a very friendly and knowledgeable surgeon. I was glad to have met him....

Chris F. Milpitas

I just had both eyes done with the custom wavefront Lasik, using the thin flap blade procedure. I am extremely happy with my results. I have 20/15 vision, I can see everything crystal clear, high definition, and I don't have any side effects. It's been 2 weeks, I'm still doing...

Richard S. Alameda

I have read all the reviews on yelp and have to say that Dr. Turner is a first class Dr. and human being. Up until now he has had an unbelievable schedule and a big patient load, but that goes with the distinction of being the best. I am 65...

Adam H. Richmond

I went to Turner Eye Institute because it provides more than just LASIK eye surgery. They provide nearly every possible treatment that is currently available and can recommend the best treatment for your eyes.The surgeon is well-known by other doctors and recommended for his skill and experience. The staff is...

Riboflavin Treatment – Removing the Epithelium

Riboflavin treatment has shown great results in some studies in strengthening the cornea of patients with keratoconus. The treatment acts by increasing cross-linking within the cornea stroma with the application of ultraviolet light to the riboflavin solution. In order for the treatment to be effective both the UV light and...

Crosslinking treatment of progressive keratoconus: new hope

In the August 2006, Current Opinion in Ophthalmology, Gregory Wollensak presents his finding for the treatment of progressive keratoconus using collagen crosslinking by the photosensitzer riboflavin and ultraviolet A-light.  He summarizes that “biomechanical measurements have shown an impressive increase in corneal rigidity of 328.9% in human corneas after crosslinking.” He further...

Riboflavin and Corneal Crosslinking for Keratoconus

Keratoconus patients have better opportunities than ever for treatments of their condition. Two new technologies have now been combined to offer a substantial benefit for patients with keratoconus. Corneal Collagen Crosslinking with Riboflavin combined with Intacs treatment offers an opportunity to possibly stop the deterioration of the cornea and even reverse it...

Corneal Collagen Crosslinking with Riboflavin treats Keratoconus

Here is an article presented in Ophthalmology Times: Collagen crosslinking shows promise for keratoconus sill more prospective clinical data needed to characterize risks and benefits Publish date: Oct 15, 2008By: Cheryl GuttmanSource: Ophthalmology Times Key Points Research to date involving stress-strain measurements has shown that the collagen crosslinking procedure causes...

Happy 4th of July

Turner Eye Institute wishes everyone a happy 4th of July. We would like remind everyone to use protective eyewear where appropriate in using fireworks or other celebrations. Eye safety should be on everyone’s minds when handling pyrotechnics or using fire, such as with grills....

Successful Treatments for Keratoconus

The new Corneal Crosslinking treatment with Riboflavin has shown success since being introduced by Dr. Stephen Turner in Northern California. Recent studies are showing that Riboflavin treatment followed by UV light can improve the cornea with keratoconus. Patients with keratoconus should consult with a corneal specialist ophthalmologist regarding their condition....

PR Release regarding Corneal Crosslinking corneal treatment for keratoconus

http://www.pr.com/press-release/27461 Collagen Crosslinking Using Riboflavin and UV Light Exposure for Keratoconus — First IRB Approved Study in India Started at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad Collagen Crosslinking treatment is a new hope for keratoconus patients. This treatment helps arrest the progression of the disease, and the first IRB approved study in India...

Same Experienced Keratoconus Surgeon, New Location in San Jose

Although Dr. Turner has previously been performing Keratoconus Correction in San Jose, Turner Eye Institute has a new location in Campbell, California. Dr. Stephen Turner is well-known throughout California as one of the most experienced Keratoconus surgeons. He is also known for his innovation and excellent results with intacs and...

Curing Keratoconus – Biomaterials

Scientists are discovering new biomaterials for use in bones, tissues, and other locations throughout the human body. We are following recent advances in corneal technology with interest. Currently, one of the best treatments for keratoconus is through the use of intacs to help strengthen and support the cornea. While this...

San Jose Keratoconus Treatment Center is moving locations

Beginning October 1st, 2007, Turner Eye Institute and Horizon Vision Centers will relocate the Keratoconus Treatment Center branch in San Jose. The new San Jose Keratoconus Treatment Center will be located at 50 E. Hamilton, Suite 100, Campbell, California. The telephone number is 408-374-2020. The new Horizon and Turner Eye...

Emerging technology for keratoconus

The billion dollar Hubble Telescope has been assisting astronomers for nearly two decades now, gathering information about our own Milky Way galaxy and the rest of our universe. The entire project has not been without problems, however. Shortly after its launch in 1990, it was discovered that the mirror contained...

Ellie C. San Jose

I am surprised that the only rating on this place is a poor one-star. I had Lasik surgery done by Dr. Steve Turner 6 years ago and loved the result (But in his San Jose office). The staffs in his office are extremely professional and calmed my nervous mind during...

Could Embryonic Stem Cell Research Cure Keratoconus?

News has been released that British scientists are planning to use embryonic stem cells to cure age related macular degeneration, a common form of blindness. They are hoping to have the first patients receive test treatments within five years. This could be a major improvement in the methods of treating...

Keratoconus treatment with adaptive optics

New technology using adaptive optics is beginning to influence new treatments for keratoconus. Wavefront guided corrections have shown advantages in correcting optical aberrations that are caused by the corneal distortions occuring during keratoconus. We can expect that as researchers develop new treatments for keratoconus that they will be using the...

Possible Keratoconus?

I recently met a lady near Walnut Creek (in Conta Costa County) who was asking for the best corneal transplant surgeon in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her friend was located in the South Bay and San Jose and apparently was suffering from some form of degenerative corneal condition that eventually...

Keratoconus options, rigid contact lenses or intacs surgery?

Frequently patients with keratoconus are choosing between wearing contact lenses and having intacs surgery. Hard contact lenses can improve vision much better than glasses for patients with keratoconus but some studies show that long term contact lens wear causes a deterioration in the cornea for keratoconus patients. This results in worsening vision that eventually can...

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...

Experiences with Intacs and Synergeyes for keratoconus patients

Keratoconus patients are often difficult fits for contact lenses. The steepness of the cornea and the need to avoid contact with the apex of the cone requires that a specialized fitting or procedure be provided that not only allows for good vision but also prevents future deterioration of the cornea. Keratoconus is...

Addition Technology Receives FDA Approval for Intacs for Keratoconus

Medical Device may restore visual function for patients with keratoconus and could defer the need for corneal transplant for moderate to severe keratoconus DES PLAINES, Ill. Aug. 4, 2004 Addition Technology, Inc., the manufacturer of Intacs prescription inserts for surgical vision correction, announced today that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and...

San Leandro Cornea Specialist Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Stephen Turner, M.D. has been helping Bay Area residents see for 30 years now. Even more impressive than the length of time that Dr. Turner has been in practice is the level at which he has been practicing. Consistently, Dr. Turner has been on the leading edge of the newest...

SynergEyes KC offers new Contact Lens treatment for keratoconus

There is now a hybrid contact lens specifically developed for patients with keratoconus SynergEyes® KC. It is a cross between a hard and soft lens to provide the advantages of both in helping to treat patients with keratoconus. The SynergEyes KC lens provides enhanced comfort and wearability and is expected...

Help Keratoconus wants you to get out and vote

While help keratoconus is mainly a site dedicated to providing news and insights into treatments for keratoconus, with election day today we would like to remind everyone to get out and vote for your interests and improve the quality of life. Election day voter turnout is an important indicator of...

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...

Contact lenses may cause progression of Keratoconus

There is some evidence to suggest that contact lens wear can increase the likelihood of progression of keratoconus. While the studies are not conclusive, there is significant literature that points to contact lens wear as one possible trigger for the onset of keratoconus. It is easy to theorize how this could occur. Perhaps...

In the future, Implantable Contact lenses might replace LASIK Surgery

While LASIK is the most popular form of surgical vision correction today with over a million Americans undergoing the procedure each year, that might change in the future. Implantable Contact Lenses, such as Visian ICL, might be the next wave of vision treatments. Unlike LASIK, Implantable Contact Lenses can treat...

5 Year Follow-up to Intacs Patients

A recent study of the effects of intacs on patients treated for keratoconus summarized that intacs are useful in the management of keratoconus. It concluded the careful patient selection and a complete explanation of surgical objectives is vital to provide the best possible care for patients with keratoconus. Corneal transplants are a radical...

She came to see again – A keratoconus story

This article about a patient with keratoconus was in the Concord Monitor Newspaper: She came to see again By SARAH LIEBOWITZ, Monitor staff, September 11. 2006 at 8:00AM Near-blindness forced Ndo for Claire, 13, to leave school. In her native Cameroon, Africa, she held books inches from her face, straining...

Girl Scout writes about Keratoconus

The following was written by members of the Wayland Girl Scout Troop #3178: Last spring, Wayland Girl Scout Troop #3178 visited the Boston Foundation for Sight in Needham as part of their Bronze Award community service project. After months preparing and learning about the foundation’s work and studying journalism, the...

New Contact Lenses for Patients with Keratoconus

Here is a press release regarding new contact lenses for patients with keratoconus: InovaOne recently launched a new interactive broadband website that showcases the company’s products and services in a multimedia environment and provides valuable information for eye care practitioners. Conforma, a leader in contact lenses and low vision optics, now offers eye...

Increasing treatment of keratoconus in San Francisco Bay Area

More and more patients from Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco, and Concord are undergoing treatment for keratoconus with Dr. Stephen Turner. Since obtaining FDA approval for intacs for treating keratoconus, patients with keratoconus are now seeking help from one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most experienced corneal surgeons, Dr. Stephen Turner. At...

Non-profit organizations seek cornea donors to prevent blindness

A former keratoconus patient with the eye patch she wore after a cornea transplant saved her from blindness in her left eye. She may need a transplant in her right eye as well. Despite her diagnosis of a progressive eye disease 18 years ago, the keratoconus patient has not only Rollerbladed in 23 different countries, but...

Keratoconus Patients and LASIK Surgery

Keratoconus patients are suffering from a disease that weakens the collagen structure within the cornea. This results in vision with decreased clarity. Many patients with keratoconus seek out surgical vision care in order to improve their vision. Some even wonder whether LASIK can correct their vision. I recently read a...

Keratoconus Blog

This keratoconus blog will help educate people about the effects of keratoconus as well as the experience of patients with keratoconus. This keratoconus blog will be updated weekly so that new information regarding keratoconus and keratoconus treatments can be made available. Turner Eye Institute would like to offer the best possible information...

Keratoconus San Jose

Keratoconus Treatments require a trained corneal specialist with a high degree of experience. San Jose patients seeking to consult with a corneal specialist about keratoconus are frequently referred by other eye doctors to Dr. Stephen Turner. Dr. Turner is recognized as a top surgeon in the San Francisco Bay Area and San...

San Francisco Bay Area Keratoconus

Keratoconus Treatments in the San Francisco Bay Area are frequently performed by Dr. Stephen Turner. Dr. Turner is recognized as a top surgeon in the San Francisco Bay Area and San Jose and is frequently chosen by optometrists as the best selection for patients struggling with corneal problems such as keratoconus. Dr. Turner has performed...

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...

LASIK vs Keratoconus

While LASIK is a very effective treatment for refractive errors, the procedure is avoided and considered harmful to patients who are diagnosed with keratoconus. LASIK relies upon reshaping the cornea to achieve an accurate and effective result. With keratoconus, the cornea is not healthy and will react negatively to any...

Keratoconus Web Site and Blog

Welcome to our web site dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of keratoconus. The web site will be updated regularly as new treatment options and advanced technologies become available. Many of these updates for keratoconus will be placed within the blogs as well. Turner Eye Institute is helping to maintain...