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P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
|American Foundation for the
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
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243 North Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63141
1505 Prince Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone (toll-free): 800-365-2219
Society of Cataract and Refractive
Surgery Eye Surgery Education
4000 Legato Road, Suite 700
Fairfax, VA 22033
Foundation of the American Academy of
P.O. Box 429098
San Francisco, CA 94142-9098
U.S. National Institutes of Health
2020 Vision Place Bethesda, MD 20892-3655
Vision Health Resource Center
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (toll free) 800-331-2020
All-Laser LASIK: Dr. Cohen exclusively uses the Intralase
femtosecond laser for all his LASIK procedures. We have eliminated use
of the blade in the interest of safety and precision. Once the corneal
flap is created to the exact depth and diameter that Dr. Cohen desires,
the Excimer laser is used to resurface the eye to improve the vision.
Contact Lens (Visian Lens): Dr. Cohen makes a small
incision on the edge of the eye and inserts a permanent contact lens
into the eye behind the iris. This procedure is currently approved for
patients with severe myopia who are unable to undergo LASIK for full
correction of their vision.
Bladeless LASIK : Vision is as individual as a
fingerprint, and the Cohen Ophthalmology has the technology to measure
your visual errors with computer-driven precision. During the laser
vision correction procedure, the eye is resurfaced according to the
computer’s recommendations rather than manual refraction. The goal is
not only to eliminate the need for glasses but to protect the overall
quality of vision.
Keratectomy : Also known as “surface ablation”, PRK is a
laser resurfacing of the eye similar to LASIK, but without the flap.
This procedure may be a better option than LASIK for some patients, and
it may be combined with a Custom Wavefront ablation.
Keratectomy : PTK is a treatment for corneal scarring,
recurrent corneal erosions and corneal dystrophies. It is similar to
PRK but there is no refractive correction.
(Conductive Keratoplasty) Radio Wave Treatment : In
patients who see well at a distance but desire better near vision, we
offer CK. This procedure utilizes radio frequency waves to reshape the
peripheral cornea to induce reading ability. The procedure is typically
done on the non-dominant eye, leaving the dominant eye for distance.
With both eyes open you see both distance and near, reducing the need
for reading glasses.
Intacs : Keratoconus is a corneal disease leading to
vision loss. Historically, options for patients with keratoconus were
limited to gas permeable (“hard”) contacts and corneal transplantation.
We are proud to offer laser-assisted INTACS for these patients in an
effort to stabilize the disease, improve the vision and enable patients
to return to comfortable contact lens wear. For safety reasons, we use
the femtosecond laser to create the channels with minute precision,
required in eyes with thinning due to keratoconus, rather than the
Laser : This instrument is used to perform procedures
in-office to treat secondary cataracts, narrow angle glaucoma and to
prepare patients for Visian ICL implantation.
eye syndrome (DES) is a chronic lack of sufficient
lubrication and moisture in the eye. It can range from mild constant
irritation to severe ocular inflammation of the front surface of the
Eye Surgery : Dr. Cohen is at the forefront in the
development of new eye reconstructive surgeries to restore vision in
patients who have been previously diagnosed as blind. These patients
come from many places to see Dr. Cohen.
Cornea - Dr. Cohen is especially interested in using the
Alphacor artificial cornea in complicated corneal transplations, such
as in replacement of failed grafts. Since March of 2004, Dr. Cohen has
been performing the artificial corneal implantation in Tucson. We see
patients for evaluation of this procedure.
: A pterygium is a raised, wedge-shaped growth of the conjunctiva.
Patients suffering from this problem often report irritation, redness,
tearing, light sensitivity and dry eye syndrome. In early stages,
artificial tears and supportive therapy is typically prescribed. Since
a pterygium is most commonly caused by sun exposure, protecting the
eyes from sun, dust and wind is recommended. Instilling artificial
tears liberally is also helpful. In some cases, steroid drops are
prescribed to reduce inflammation. Dr. Cohen specializes in the removal
of these growths using grafts and occasionally AMT and fibrin glue–
This reduces the reccurence rate.
Membrane Transplantation (AMT) : Researchers have
discovered that a wound to a developing fetus repairs itself without a
scar. Further investigation has revealed that the amniotic membrane,
the thin membrane that surrounds the fetus in the womb, plays a key
role in this “scar-less wound healing.” For many people, the presence
or absence of scarring in the cornea means the difference between
blindness and sight. Corneal specialists are now using amniotic
membranes to cover damaged corneas, allowing the eye to repair itself
with a reduced amount of scarring. AMT is used to help healing in
patients undergoing stem cell transplants, corneal surgery and even
Transplant (DSAEK): When the back surface of the corneal
fails, the cornea swells and vision becomes cloudy. Historically,
patients with corneal diseases such as Fuch’s Endothelial dystrophy can
benefit from a transplant of only the back part of the cornea. Dr.
Cohen has performed this revolutionary surgery for years.
If you’re interested in learning more about our
surgical procedures, call or email
Cohen Ophthalmology today.