Treating Ocular Surface Disorders to Save Your Sight
Innovation and Expertise
North Shore-LIJ Ocular Surface Center is the only center of its kind in the Long Island area specializing in the treatment of complex ocular surface disorders. As we advance toward becoming a Regional Center for Excellence, our multi-specialty approach expertly brings together various fields of medicine and offers many innovative procedures, including corneal and conjunctival stem cell transplantation.
Our collaborative efforts with other world-class institutions, including the Boston Foundation for Sight, enables North Shore-LIJ Ocular Surface Center to utilize cutting-edge technology and to be involved with the latest research and studies.
As one of only a few institutions in the country focused on treating ocular surface disorders, the North Shore-LIJ Ocular Surface Center is also the only provide on Long Island offering the Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem (PROSE) treatment. PROSE uses innovative custom designed and fabricated prosthetic devices to reestablish a healthy and stable ocular surface environment for those with ocular surface disease.
Restoring Vision and Quality of Life
North Shore-LIJ Ocular Surface Center is a premier center for treating ocular surface disorders and is dedicated to working closely with each patient's medical team to provide the highest degree of clinical outcome success. We are accessible for new consultations. Led by Anne Steiner, MD, Director, our highly skilled specialists evaluate and successfully treat a wide range of ocular surface disorders and conditions including:
- Autoimmune disorders
- Chemical and thermal burns of the ocular surface
- Cicatrizing diseases of the conjunctivia (pemphigoid)
- Complications of viral keratitis
- Conjunctival corneal tumors
- Corneal irregularities
- Dry eye (Sjögren’s syndrome)
- Herpes zoster (shingles)
- Herpes simplex (ocular herpes)
- Neurotrophic disorders
- Ocular Chronic Graft versus Host Disease
- Post-surgical trigeminal nerve dysfunction
- Severe ocular allergies
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- Stem cell dysfunction or failure
A Unique, Team Approach to Your Care
North Shore-LIJ Ocular Surface Center provides a multidisciplinary approach to treatment which includes cornea specialists, transplant immunologists and nursing care coordinators. This collaboration also entails working closely with other departments involved with patient care such as Rheumatology, Oncology, Allergy, Dermatology and Infectious Disease.
Because our staff is able to draw upon these specialty skill sets, as well as reach out to the other care providers, we are able to offer our patients treatments that address the complex nature of ocular conditions and provide the best possible outcomes.
At the Forefront of Research and New Standards of Care
At North Shore-LIJ Ocular Surface Center, we are not content to simply offer existing procedures. We are constantly working to develop promising new treatment options. Because of this, we are at the forefront of research, and we are dedicated to developing new techniques to help restore vision and function to our patients with ocular surface disorders.
Innovative treatment options include:
- Limbal Stem Cell Transplantation
- Amniotic Membrane Transplantation
- Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem (PROSE)
- Immuno-suppression/Biologic Therapy
- Boston Keratoprosthesis (K-Pro)
- Medical Therapies, Including Study of Investigative Agents
We are available for consultative services. Please call (516) 465-8509.
Support the Center
As North Shore-LIJ Ocular Surface Center pursues research to treat many ocular surface disorders and strives to continually improve the quality of life for ocular patients around the globe, we welcome the generosity of donors who wish to contribute. This support enables us to offer the best care to patients while also helping us to explore and develop promising new treatments.
Please contact us at (516) 465-8509 for details on how your gift can help.