MECA Hours of Operation Changes Effective March 23, 2020

Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

As you all know, the Covid-19 virus is affecting our lives in many ways. The personal safety of our patients and staff are our top priority. At the strong recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), both Tennessee and Mississippi Departments of Health and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, we have made the decision to only see patients with urgent or emergent care needs until April 6, 2020. Other patients will be rescheduled to a later time in April. Our physicians are on call, so if you have a need or concern please call our office (901-767-3937) and leave a message. We are checking messages daily, and one of our staff will respond to you as soon as possible.

Please stay safe and watch our website for further information on the scheduling of patients.

Thank you, MECA Physicians, Management and Staff

Ocular Surface Reconstruction in Memphis

A wide variety of factors can negatively impact the surface of the eyes, compromising vision, comfort, and the ability to combat infection. Corneal eye diseases may cause blurry vision, loss of vision, ocular surface scarring and other uncomfortable forms of corneal damage. Limbal stem cells are necessary for the maintenance of a clear cornea. When these cells are damaged, traditional corneal transplants invariably fail. Once healthy limbal stem cells are transplanted, a traditional corneal transplant can be performed.

Certain conditions or diseases can cause limbal stem cells to malfunction or even destroy them. These include chemical burns, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, ocular cicatricial pemphigoid and other inflammatory diseases of the surface of the eye. If the stem cells are damaged, the eye can no longer heal its surface.

A healthy eye can readily renew itself by using stem cells for regeneration. Ocular surface reconstruction is a surgical method that is used to treat this condition, and includes the use of amniotic membranes and/or limbal stem cell transplantation. MECA surgeons have had special training in using a wide array of techniques and treatments such as medication, surgery, and transplantation to rebuild or restore the eye’s surface.

We look forward to helping these challenging patients improve their vision and restore both the function and appearance of the surface of the eye.

Our Location

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed