Pterygiums & Transplantation
Many people who work and play, for long hours, outdoors can develop a tumor-like growth on their eye. It starts out small on either the nasal or temporal side of the eye and over time grows towards the central seeing part of the eye, called the cornea.
This type of tumor was named "pterygium" by the Greeks, meaning a "winged like" structure, since they thought it looked like a wing going across a person's eye. Today, they are often called "surfer's eye" or "carnocidades" meaning a meat-like structure. Pterygiums must be removed before they grow across the cornea and lead to astigmatism or vision loss. Dr. Carpenter is a skilled surgeon who specializes in pterygium removal and transplantation.
At Eye & Cosmetic Surgery, LLC. the latest surgical techniques and equipment are used to remove these tumors and prevent reoccurrence. If you are suffering from this condition, call today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Carpenter. He will design an individualized treatment that is right for you.
Dr. Carpenter is the first eye surgeon in the state of Nevada to offer his patients the most advanced detection possible for glaucoma. This new laser, called the OCT3, scans the back of the eye with the highest resolution available allowing his patients the earliest detection possible for the subtle and insidious changes of glaucoma.
Clinically, the OCT3 produces the highest resolution possible by scanning at 820 nanometers of infrared light beam. The optic nerve, nerve fiber layer, and macula are not only put at a scale of less than 8 micrometers (the size of a red blood cell), but these layers can be reconfigured by scanning laser and then computer generated into a cross-sectional format for analysis.