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Benefits of Micro Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)

The main reason for glaucoma surgery is to lower intraocular pressure. It reduces or prevents damage to the optic nerve. Standard glaucoma surgeries are still effective in reducing the pressure in the eye. They reduce or prevent damage to the optic nerve. But due to the nature of the surgery, they present a lot of complications.


How Do Light Adjustable Lenses Help Patients With Cataracts?

Corneal refractive surgeries can be quite challenging. Accurate and predictable outcomes are critical to ensuring good results after surgery. Until recently, no intraocular lens consistently delivered the desired outcome. Today, technology with the potential to meet patient expectations exists.


The Difference Between Dry Eye and Allergies

Different seasons can be frustrating because they can intensify your allergies and other conditions. Differentiating between dry eye and allergies can be challenging. The two conditions have similar symptoms, although one is not as severe as the other.


Visian ICL – Implantable Collamer Lens

Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) is a type of intraocular lens that is great for correcting high degrees of refractive error. Coastal Vision Medical employs Visian ICL, which is FDA approved. Visian ICL is a great alternative if for some reason you are not a candidate for corneal refractive surgery such as LASIK or PRK.


Identifying EBMD: Looking for blurry vision and other signs

Epithelial basement membrane dystrophy (EBMD) can be seen in patients both prior to cataract surgery and after cataract surgery. Kourtney Houser, MD, said this is one of the more frequently diagnosed causes of blurry vision before or after cataract surgery, and it can be the result of long-term dry eyes.


Read more about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of epithelial membrane basement dystrophy (EMBD)


How Does Corneal Cross-Linking Treat Keratoconus?

Corneal cross-linking is a treatment for keratoconus, a condition where the cornea thins out. It also forms a bulge in the shape of a cone at the front of the eye. This distorts vision. If the symptoms get severe, you will need a corneal transplant.


Micro/Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)

Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve in your eye. Your eyes constantly produce a fluid (aqueous humor) to support the structures within the eye.


Am I a Candidate for Implantable Collamer Lens (Visian ICL)?

Contact lenses are a common option for people who need vision correction. The lenses come in different types, including temporary lenses, disposable lenses, scleral lenses, and more. For those looking for a more permanent solution, implantable contact lenses are available.


Optometrist vs. Ophthalmologist: Who To Consult For LASIK

With various eyecare professionals around, it’s easy to get confused about who does what when it comes to your eye. If you are considering laser vision correction to improve your eyesight and enable you to live life with less without glasses or contact lenses, you may be wondering which eyecare specialist you need to see.


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