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Keratoconus & Cornea CTR

Keratoconus and Cornea Center

Your vision is precious. Your eyes have many moving parts to keep them working as they should, and your cornea is one of these.

Dr. Cutarelli and Cutarelli Vision is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art procedures and treatments to address cornea problems and keep your vision crisp and bright.

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What is the Cornea?

Healthy vision starts with healthy corneas. If your eyes are like a fortress, then the cornea is standing at the very front of the line. It’s more than a thin layer in your eye, it’s also your protector. Unlike other tissues found in the body, your cornea doesn’t rely on blood. So how does it work? It relies on tears and your aqueous humor which is the liquid in your eye that keeps it hydrated and nourished. But the secret is that the cornea is more than one layer. It’s actually like a complex puzzle, made up of five pieces. Each piece has its own unique needs and quirks. Your eyes are your windows to the world, and that matters. Dr. Cutarelli is your go-to expert for cornea care. Trust him to keep your corneas strong and healthy.

Corneal Transplant, Treatments and Procedures: A Path to Renewed Vision

Your cornea is the heart and soul of your vision. Because it’s so crucial, everything around you becomes blurry and out of focus if it falters.

But Dr. Cutarelli understands the value of your vision, making him a true pioneer of corneal procedures in Colorado. In this journey to reclaim your vision, Dr. Cutarelli offers a diverse arsenal of treatments and procedures for treating the cornea.

If your cornea becomes injured or cannot function as it should, undergoing a corneal transplant with an expert like Dr. Cutarelli emerges as a beacon of hope. He’s a seasoned expert, and because of this, he’s performed these life-changing procedures on many satisfied patients to restore sight while you’re facing the darkest of days. 

Bring back the light and your sight with a corneal transplant.

Embrace the most cutting-edge vision correction technology at Cutarelli Vision. It’s no accident that Dr. Cutarelli is always at the forefront and was among Denver’s first to offer DMEK and DSEK procedures. 

These innovative corneal techniques promise a brighter future for your vision.

Corneal dystrophies, scars, and other issues don’t need to cast a shadow over your precious vision. Dr. Cutarelli offers the revolutionary power of PTK, which can heal and rejuvenate your cornea and, in many cases, avoid the need for a transplant.

When faced with Fuch’s Dystrophy, you need an expert like Dr. Cutarelli in your corner. He has the technology necessary to diagnose this slow-developing corneal condition and the expertise to treat it to keep your vision clear and concise.

Your cornea is not immune to the frustrations of allergies, especially if you wear contact lenses. Dr. Cutarelli understands the serious impact of contact lens allergies on your vision and offers solutions to keep your cornea safe and your vision unclouded.

Your eyes are kept at their best when they are well-hydrated. But if you’re not producing enough tears, it can turn your world into a dry, itchy, and irritating place. 

Trust the team at Cutarelli Vision to provide relief and restore much-needed comfort to your dry eyes to ensure your corneas stay refreshed and healthy.

Noticed a pink fleshy growth extending towards your cornea? It’s not in your head; it could be a pterygium. Dr. Cutarelli is a skilled expert in removing these, ensuring your vision remains unobstructed and your eyes are free to see the world.

What is Keratoconus?

Have you recently found out you have keratoconus? This eye condition can cause a lot of confusion and bring up many questions! Patients often don’t even know how to spell it, let alone understand how it’s treated or what it’s doing to their eyes. So, let’s dive deeper into what keratoconus is to bring some awareness to this eye condition.

Keratoconus is a condition that causes the cornea to become cone-shaped, affecting your ability to see clearly. It can be a scary and uncertain diagnosis, but Dr. Cutarelli understands the challenges and can offer treatments like corneal cross-linking to stop its progression. You don’t have to face this condition alone. Dr. Cutarelli will be there to guide you every step of the way and provide you with personalized care and attention.

Does Keratoconus Usually Affect Both Eyes?

Yes, keratoconus is often something that affects both eyes. However, it may not do this at the same time. You may only develop keratoconus in one eye first.

How Common is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is far more common than you think. Patients are often in their teens to early twenties when they discover they have the eye condition.

What Does Keratoconus Do to My Eyes and Vision?

Having keratoconus can be a journey filled with ups and downs and twists and turns. Keratoconus will change how you see the world, but with Dr. Cutarelli, you’ll never be alone on this journey. Together, using the most state-of-the-art procedures and technology available, you can rewrite the story of how you see and reclaim the clear vision you deserve.

Intacs Corneal Implants: A Lifeline for Keratoconus Patients

When you aren’t finding relief from blurry vision with contact lenses and may need a corneal transplant, another option may be to consider Intacs. Intacs are corneal implants that can help improve your vision due to symptoms of keratoconus. Dr. Cutarelli can recommend Intacs as a lifeline for patients dealing with keratoconus.

Treating Keratoconus with Corneal Cross-linking

Are you ready to take control of your vision journey? If you’re struggling with poor vision from keratoconus, there is a solution available that can change your life. Corneal cross-linking is a revolutionary treatment that can act as your shield against the advancing shadows and help you see the world more clearly.

How Does Corneal Crosslinking Work?

Curious about how corneal cross-linking works? Dr. Cutarelli performs this procedure to strengthen the bonds of the cornea’s collagen fibers. Riboflavin drops and ultraviolet light are applied to the cornea during the procedure. This triggers a natural process that strengthens the fibers of the cornea, making them more stable and resilient. As your cornea becomes stronger, your vision will become clearer.

Who is a Good Candidate for Corneal Crosslinking?

On your vision journey, you may find that only some follow the same path. Corneal cross-linking may be well-suited for those:

Your Vision, Your Journey, Your Hope!

Ready to embark on your journey to clearer vision? Contact Cutarelli Vision in Denver, CO, to request your appointment and let us guide you toward a brighter tomorrow.

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