The eye's cornea, too, is sharing the new-technology spotlight with the retina.
Mary E. Davidian, M.D., a fellowship-trained cornea specialist, refractive surgeon and medical director of Highland Ophthalmology Associates in New Windsor, explains.
Just a few weeks ago, Davidian saw a patient with a disease called Fuch's corneal dystrophy. Fuch's dystrophy, in which the cornea's endothelial, or fluid-pumping, cells are damaged, is the reason for about 80 percent of all corneal transplants. It is an inherited disease.