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. Our multi-specialty approach 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 the only center 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. 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 (GVHD)
- Post-surgical trigeminal nerve dysfunction
- Severe ocular allergies
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- Stem cell dysfunction or failure
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 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
Here is a listing of some of the comprehensive services we provide: Comprehensive Eye Exams, Comprehensive Ophthalmology Services, Conjunctival Stem Cell Transplantation, Contact Lens Services, Corneal and External Eye Disease Testing, Diagnosis and Treatment, Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem Treatment (PROSE). For more information on other services please call us.
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