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The Cost of Not Getting LASIK

LASIK laser vision correction is one of the most popular elective surgeries in the world, with countless people choosing this refractive eye surgery every single year. LASIK involves reshaping the cornea, the clear front cover of the eye, so that the light passes through the eyes and is refracted properly, allowing the patient to see clearly without the need for corrective lenses.


What Are the First Signs Glaucoma Is Developing?

Glaucoma is a collection of eye diseases that gradually damage the optic nerve. When fluid does not drain from your eye, it builds up and applies pressure on the optic nerve. In many cases, symptoms do not show until the condition affects your vision.


Vivity™ IOL With X-Wave Technology™ for Cataract Patients

Treatment for cataracts has come a long way. If you are searching for the right intraocular lens (IOL) for your cataracts, you can enjoy more varieties today.


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.


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.


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