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By measuring the number, density and shape of these endothelial cells, we can better determine the overall corneal health. These cells are affected by age, eye disease such as Fuch’s Endothelial Dystrophy, previous eye surgery and contact lens overwear.

konan 20080605Specular microscopy may be indicated in the following situations:

  • contact lens wear
  • fluctuating vision
  • preoperative risk assessment for catarct, glaucoma or refractive surgery
  • evaluating corneal edema
  • evaluating uveitits
  • evaluating corneal dystrophies

To our valued patients,

During these challenging times, we feel it’s especially important to keep you informed of what we are doing to keep you safe. The health and safety of our patients is our primary goal. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic remains fluid and as such we have made the following changes in our clinic as we strive to maintain the highest standards of care for you our patients:

* Modified schedule. Anyone entering the clinic will need an appointment. There will only be one patient allowed in the clinic at one time to ensure social distancing. Other family members are not permitted in. You can continue to call the clinic to make these appointments. Seniors 60 and over will kindly be asked to reschedule for a safer time in the future.

* All patients must sign a form declaring that they do not have a fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose and other flu-like symptoms including aches and pains. They also must declare that they are practicing social distancing in accordance with the Governor of Washington’s mandate.

* All common surfaces will be disinfected in accordance with current guidelines and protocols after each and every patient and before a new patient enters the clinic. This includes instruments and eyeglass frames that have been handled.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Together, we will get through this.

Warmest regards,

Dr. Osborne and staff