Itchy and burning eyes are a common occurrence when you wear contact lenses? You may experience this type of discomfort for any number of reasons. The good news is that many contact lens issues are easily resolved. Dr. Kornmehl is a renowned ophthalmologist and laser eye surgeon that is dedicated to helping you achieve and… Read the full article
Contact lenses give you the freedom to enjoy life unencumbered by glasses that may break, fog up or get in the way. These corrective lenses come in various options, from soft or rigid gas permeable lenses to extended wear and daily disposable contacts. No matter the type you prefer, it’s crucial to your vision and… Read the full article
The decision of whether to wear contact lenses or undergo LASIK is not straightforward. There are many important factors to consider, like the cost, safety and daily convenience of each option. If you are faced with the decision of how to correct imperfect eyesight, respected eye surgeon Ernest Kornmehl can help. Here, he discusses some of the crucial considerations… Read the full article
Severely obstructed meibomian glands can have higher melting points. Multiple treatments over a short period may be of benefit, but the cost is prohibitive and a clinical trial would be necessary to support this observation. I have also had a patient referred with a persistent epithelial defect (PED) with MGD one peruses multiple Internet sites… Read the full article
Corneal Ectasia Corneal ectasia is a disorder that appears just like keratoconus but develops after LASIK. It is also called secondary keratoconus oriatrogenic keratoconus. It is very rare, and its causes are uncertain. Some patients who develop ectasia after LASIK would have developed keratoconus even without LASIK surgery because of their genetic predisposition. Other patients develop it because… Read the full article
Overcorrection Overcorrection results when the refractive error is changed more than was intended. An initial, or temporary, overcorrection may occur and usually rights itself in the first month. After a treatment for farsightedness, an overcorrection would make you temporarily nearsighted. In this case, your distance vision would be somewhat blurred and your near vision rather good…. Read the full article
Your Medical History When you meet with your surgeon for the first time, he or she will want to get a sense of your overall health and the health of your eyes. It is important for your surgeon to know everything about your medical history. Some systemic diseases- like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus- certain healing disorders,… Read the full article
The preoperative consultation usually takes roughly two hours. When you call to make an appointment, you will be asked about the type of contact lenses you wear, if any. You’ll also be given instructions about your contacts in preparation for the consultation. If you wear soft spherical lenses, you should stop wearing them 48 hours to… Read the full article
Dr. Ernest W. Kornmehl, M.D.,F.A.C.S. is selected as a Top Laser Surgeon and Laser Center in Boston Magazine’s Top Doctors issue 2011.
Dr. Ernest W. Kornmehl, M.D.,F.A.C.S. is selected as a Top Laser Surgeon and Laser Center in Boston Magazine’s Top Doctors issue 2009.