Cornea, External Disease, Cataract & Refractive Surgery

Cornea and External Disease

Cornea subspecialists treat eye conditions that affect the cornea and may change its normal transparency. Injuries, infections, inherited conditions or aging may cause clouding of the cornea and result in decreased or distorted vision. Dr. Bains treats patients with cornea problems and problems with the external parts of the eye. Please click on the links below to learn about Dr. Bains’ commonly performed surgeries and diseases / conditions she treats.

Procedures We Hope to Offer in the Future:

Cornea Collagen Crosslinking (CxL)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has permitted clinical trials in the United States to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of riboflavin/UVA light corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) in patients with progressive keratoconus or corneal ectasia after previous refractive surgery. At this time there is no medical therapy available in the United States to control the progression of keratoconus or corneal ectasia following refractive surgery. Corneal collagen crosslinking using UVA light and riboflavin to strengthen corneal tissue has shown promising success internationally in stabilizing corneal curvature and slowing or stopping the progression of keratoconus and post-refractive ectasia.