Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

We are once again seeing all patients, but at a limited capacity. Please bring a mask with you to your appointment if at all possible.

Memphis and Shelby County is continuing to phase into reopening during the Covid-19 outbreak. MECA is continuing to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) protocol to best ensure the health and safety of our patients and employees:
• MECA physicians and staff wear masks at all times while in the clinic.
• Patients are asked to bring a mask and wear it while in the building.
• After checking in, patients are asked to wait in the car until it is time for testing or their exam.
• Family/guests are asked to remain outside unless the patient needs assistance.
• Everyone’s temperature is checked on entering the building. If anyone has a temperature, has been in a Covid infected area in the last 14 days, or has been in contact with anyone that has a confirmed diagnosis of coronavirus, they are asked to reschedule their appointment.
• If and when appropriate, the doctor may decide to schedule a telemedicine appointment.
• We are continuing to reschedule surgery for patients whose surgery was postponed earlier in the spring due to the quarantine.

Thank you for your loyalty and patience as we navigate our clinic reopening. As always, our physicians are on call 24 hours a day. If you have a need or concern, please call our office at 901-767-3937

MECA Physicians 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.

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