Ramapo Ophthalmology Associates and Palisades Laser Eye Center Now Offer Collagen Cross-Linking and the KAMRA™ Inlay

Collagen Cross-Linking and the KAMRA™ Inlay

Jul 13, 2016 @ 10:23 AM — by Richard Gordon
Tagged with: Kamra | Eye Care | Corneal Collagen Cross Linking |

A woman undergoing an eye examPomona, NY - Dr. Richard N. Gordon and Dr. Sonia Belliappa are pleased to announce that they offer two new eye care services: corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) and the KAMRA™ inlay. Corneal collagen cross-linking and the KAMRA™ inlay are effective treatments for keratoconus and presbyopia, respectively. Both of these treatments are available at Ramapo Ophthalmology Associates and Palisades Laser Eye Center, which serve Fairfield County, CT, Westchester County, NY, and surrounding areas.

Corneal Collagen Cross-linking: A Treatment for Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a degenerative condition related to the thinning of the cornea. With time, this thinning of the cornea can cause the cornea to bulge outward and create a cone, rather than round, shape. Left untreated, keratoconus results in blurry vision and light sensitivity.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved corneal collagen cross-linking for the treatment of keratoconus, and Dr. Gordon and Dr. Belliappa are the first eye doctors in the area to offer the procedure. Corneal collagen cross-linking involves the application of liquid riboflavin (B12) to the affected eye, followed by exposure to specially controlled ultraviolet light. This treatment approach helps strengthen the weakened cornea and reduces the amount of outward bulging of the cornea. Corneal collagen cross-linking can be combined with other treatments for keratoconus, as needed.

The KAMRA™ Inlay: A Treatment for Presbyopia

Presbyopia is a form of farsightedness caused by the natural aging process. As people reach middle age, the natural lenses of the eyes lose flexibility, making it harder to focus on nearby objects. This makes it difficult for patients to see objects up close.

The KAMRA™ inlay is a small, opaque ring that's smaller than a contact lens. The inlay is surgically placed through the cornea. Positioned in front of the pupil, it functions like the aperture on a camera, increasing the depth of focus on the treated eye. Only one KAMRA™ inlay is required during the 20-minute surgery. Following the procedure, patients will be able to see at various distances without the aid of bifocals, glasses, or other prescription lenses.

The FDA approved the KAMRA™ inlay for the treatment of presbyopia.

A Commitment to State-of-the-art Eye Care

There are a number of other treatments available for keratoconus and presbyopia such as corneal transplant surgery and custom iLASIK surgery, but offering corneal collagen cross-linking and the KAMRA™ inlay demonstrates Dr. Gordon and Dr. Belliappa’s greater commitment to the latest in vision care.

Serving the Greater Fairfield County, CT and Westchester County, NY Area

Palisades Laser Eye Center operates out of Pomona, New York; Ramapo Ophthalmology Associates operates out of Pomona and Monroe, New York. These locations are conveniently located for patients from surrounding areas, such as White Plains, NY and Greenwich, CT.

Welcoming Eye Care Specialists Throughout the Hudson Valley Area

In addition to welcoming patients from New York and Connecticut, outside eye care and vision correction specialists are invited to partner with the doctors of Ramapo Ophthalmology Associates and Palisades Laser Eye Center. By doing so, experienced physicians will have access to advanced eye care equipment and ophthalmic surgery facilities, which are among the most cutting-edge in Pomona and Monroe.

Learn More about Advanced Eye Care Treatments

To learn more about corneal collagen cross-linking, the KAMRA™ inlay, and other advanced eye care procedures, contact Ramapo Ophthalmology Associates or Palisades Laser Eye Center. The offices can be reached by using the contact information provided below.

Pomona Office
3 Medical Park Drive
Pomona, New York 10970
(845) 362-1450 or (845) 364-9767