When it comes to eye care, even the most well-meaning doctors cannot keep up with cutting-edge treatments for every problem. As an ophthalmologist and researcher in several areas, including a genetic condition called Fuchs dystrophy that strikes the cornea, I often see patients who were advised to follow a specific treatment when a newer procedure is available that may achieve better results with a shorter recovery time. I encourage patients to do their own research. The website of the American Academy of Ophthalmology is a wonderful resource to learn about the latest treatments and to search for ophthalmologists by specialty.
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