First physician in the United States reconstruct the iris with Ophtec Lens.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Dr. ChokshiJacksonville, FLEye Surgeon Amit Chokshi, MD, partner with well known Jacksonville ophthalmologist Gerard Coluccelli, MD, is one of the first physicians in the United States to be trained to surgically reconstruct the iris with the Ophtec Lens.

The Ophtec model 311 reconstructive lens is used for treatment of visual disturbances, such as glare or photophobia (abnormal sensitivity to light), related to partial or total absence of the human iris. Often, a patient who has an incomplete iris can lead to low self esteem and social issues, which may directly affect economic problems. This artificial implant lens is particularly helpful to patients who have lost all or part of their iris from trauma and/or those who lack iris pigmentation due to congenital albinism. Each single lens is made from clear and colored ultraviolet lightabsorbing material, and is available in natural shades of brown, blue or green. Patients who have undergone implantation of the iris reconstructive lens have experienced an improvement of vision, including a reduction in photophobia. This revolutionary technology is now available in Northeast Florida with Amit Chokshi, MD.

Drs. Chokshi and Coluccelli offer complete eye care for the whole family from simple examinations to complicated surgical procedures, such as this one. Other surgical services include vision correction with LASIK or the Implantable Contact Lens, corneal surgery, or intraocular implants, such as the Implantable Contact Lens, the Crystalens and Restor. The office also treats patients with disorders of the cornea, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, dry eyes, glaucoma and macular degeneration.