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Cataract Surgery Aftercare

Cataract surgery is the most common type of eye surgery. If you develop cataracts, your doctor might recommend you have them removed. Cataract surgery is not an emergency. It is an outpatient procedure, so you can go home the same day. If you are planning to have this done or need advice post-op, read on to learn how to best care for your eyes.

Tips for Fast Recovery After LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK is a laser-assisted vision correction procedure that treats astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness. About 90 percent of LASIK patients, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, can see without eyeglasses or contact lenses after surgery. 

Candidates for a Corneal Transplant

The Cornea Research Foundation of America recommends a corneal transplant to patients with specific needs. It encourages patients to have a comprehensive eye exam to determine the extent of the corneal damage. The condition of your cornea will determine if you are a candidate for a corneal transplant. If you want to find out who are good candidates for this transplant, here’s what you should know.

Diagnosing and Treating Keratoconus

Vision is achieved through the cornea. This is the clear central area of the front of your eye. It is the round-shaped ball-like part of the eye. In some instances, the structure of the cornea becomes weak and cannot hold the round shape. In time, this can result in the conventional round curvature of the eyes’ surface bulging outward. This is the condition known as keratoconus.

Treatment Options for Glaucoma and Which Is Right for You

Glaucoma is a chronic eye disease that gets worse over time. As it becomes worse, the optic nerve may become damaged, which impairs vision. The common cause of damage is an increase of pressure in the eye. While there is no “perfect pressure” for every glaucoma patient, an eye doctor can direct the patient towards a target pressure. This is the ideal pressure that will form the basis of the treatment. 

Treating Glaucoma with Glaucoma Laser Surgery

With advancements in technology, laser treatment is now a major part of treating eye conditions. Although surgery is not the first step in treating glaucoma, it is the best option where other treatments fail. Glaucoma creates pressure inside your eye because fluids contained therein cannot drain out as they should. This can cause damage to your optic nerves, thereby affecting your vision.

Why Invest in Intra-Ocular Lens (IOL) After Cataracts Surgery

Intraocular lenses or IOLs are small artificial lenses that are a significant part of cataract surgery. They can be described as surgically implanted contacts. The lenses are created to replace the natural ones that have been damaged by cataracts. The lens is inserted beneath the cornea, replacing or supporting the natural lens. 

Can I Change my Eye Color?

Changing eye color is a popular topic for many. Eye color is determined by genetics.

Knowing When to Get LASIK

Some patients are hesitant when they think about lasers reshaping their cornea. Others want LASIK but aren’t sure it’s right for them. Here are a few things to know when it comes to getting LASIK.

5 Reasons to Consider the Light Adjustable Lens

The Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) is the first and only premium IOL that can fine-tuned and adjusted after insertion.

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