How to get the best eyes in Albany
Albany, N.Y. — In the summer of 2006, Dr. Robert K. Kondra was looking at his vision for the first time in months.
The ophthalmologist at Albany Medical Center was seeing a man whose pupils were shrinking.
Kossar had been diagnosed with a form of glaucoma called refractive glauca, or OCA.
Kondra wanted to treat it with an experimental treatment known as optically selective refractive surgery.
Kossar was also getting frustrated that his glasses had become a source of discomfort.
He had to wear them more often to keep them from slipping off.
He decided to look for a treatment that would be less invasive, less expensive and would be easier to administer.
He started at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Buffalo, which is located about 100 miles south of Albany.
The surgery would involve removing a portion of the iris and using a laser to destroy the tissue, called keratopsia.
The process of removing the lens would take several hours and required a large incision with a knife to close the gap.
The surgery was a two-hour operation and required Kossa to wear a mask.
He needed it for a reason: He could no longer see with his left eye.
“I thought, ‘I don’t have the time to do this.’
But I thought I needed to get it done.
I just didn’t want to lose sight of my vision,” Kossak said.
It took about two weeks for Kossas vision to return to normal, but that was all it took.
Kiskar, a 56-year-old father of two, has a double vision problem, one that he says is caused by glaucoidosis.
The other is that his eyesight is not perfect.
He can’t see clearly in a low light environment, or when he looks at objects on a computer screen.
Kostra said he had a vision doctor look at his eyes and told him he had an eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa.
Retinitis pigmentation, which affects some people, is a degenerative condition that causes damage to cells in the retina.
The disease causes the lens to shrink and causes changes in the shape of the retina, leading to blurred vision.
Kiskar’s vision is normal, he said, but he still cannot see in low light.
He said he often had trouble standing up and walked on his hands.
He could see the inside of a door but could not see through it.
“When I walk through a door, I can feel the light coming through the glass.
And it’s so bright, I feel like I’m going to be blind,” he said.”
It was frustrating,” Kondras wife, Karen, said.
“The doctor said, ‘There’s something wrong with your eyes, but you just need to keep working through it.'”
He has a chronic, progressive eye condition that is making it difficult for him to make eye contact and get out of bed in the morning.
“Kossars vision is normally good, but the glasses have become a problem.
He was so frustrated with his glasses that he started wearing them more frequently to keep his vision clear.”
My vision went from fine to terrible,” Kiskas wife said.
Kosar said he went to a clinic in Albany, which has a high concentration of glazers and has a large number of ophthalmic surgery centers.
He visited with two ophthalographers.
The results were not good.”
I’m trying to see what they are talking about,” he added. “
I told them, ‘Just trust me, I’m here to help.'”
“I’m trying to see what they are talking about,” he added.
“They both said they’d do it.
I thought, I need to see it.
It was a miracle.”
Koskar said he was diagnosed with OCA in 2010, which was later confirmed by an ophthalmoscope.
His vision is still fine and he has no corneal abnormalities, he explained.
Kobuska said that was the first year she had been told that optically select refractive surgeries could have a dramatic impact on vision.
She thought, what the heck, what’s going on?
“She said the procedure is now part of the standard operating procedures for patients in ophthalmia, the sub-specialty of OCA and has become part of her regular ophthalmuscope use.”
What is eye surgery, you know, that is not used in ocular surgery, and I thought it was really a miracle,” she said.
The medical community has a long history of working to remove and replace lenses with other treatments, including laser vision correction and cataract surgery.
But it is not as common as the optically correct surgery,