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Astigmatic Keratotomy is a procedure for correcting astigmatism where incisions are made to the cornea to change its shape to a more spherical one.
Learn about this common type of surgery that may improve your overall appearance. Also, learn about the risks involved, especially if you are considering this procedure for purely aesthetic purposes.
Although surgery to treat cataracts is very common and is considered safe, cataract surgery complications can sometimes develop. Serious cataract surgery complications occur in about 5 percent of healthy patients. During the first week or so after cataract surgery, many people experience blurry vision, itchy eyes, and discomfort. These types of complications are common and […]
A parent’s guide to cataract surgery as an option for their child. Learn about the procedure and how it can help and/or harm your child's vision.
Conductive keratoplasty, or CK, is an alternative to laser surgery for people who are over forty and have hyperopia, astigmatism, or presbyopia. The process uses heat from radio waves instead of a laser to reshape the cornea, enabling the patient to read fine print at arms-length distances.
While complete eye transplantation is not possible due to the complexity of the human eye and brain, it is possible to transplant the cornea, the transparent tissue in the front of the eye. Corneal transplantation is performed more than 40,000 times each year, but it usually only performed as a last resort, as the procedure […]
How Do Drug-Dispensing Contacts Work? Drug-delivery contacts are normal contacts; they can be corrective for nearsightedness or farsightedness, or they can be without corrective power. To make them into a drug-delivery system, polymer films containing the glaucoma drug are added to the lenses via ultraviolet light polymerization. Because the centers of the contact lenses are […]
Perhaps the most difficult decision an ophthalmologist faces is the decision to recommend enucleation—the removal of an eye. This operation is generally recommended in dire circumstances—such as in advanced cases of retinoblastoma, for example—and when there are no other options, or if an eye is blind and painful. A patient who has lost an eye […]
INTACS corneal implants are tiny, crescent-shaped prescription devices made of plastic polymer, which are used as an alternative to laser surgery to improve mild myopia. Studies are now being conducted to determine their usefulness for treating hyperopia and astigmatism. INTACS inserts are surgically implanted in the periphery of the cornea. They are usually not noticeable […]
LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis. LASIK surgery is not right for everyone and requires careful evaluation and consultation. Today, more people are electing to have LASIK to correct their vision as it reduces the need for eyeglasses and contact lenses to correct most common vision problems. LASIK is a quick eye surgery procedure […]
Latisse is the trademarked brand name given to the cosmetic formulation of bimatoprost, a drug that was originally formulated for use in managing ocular hypertension and controlling glaucoma
Orthokeratology is the use of special RGP contact lenses that gradually reshape the cornea to allow people with myopia have some freedom from corrective lenses.
For patients who have extreme nearsightedness or farsightedness, it may be possible to implant a phakic intraocular lens in the eye to correct the refractive error without removing the natural lens.
Photorefractive Keratectomy is a procedure where the epithelium is removed and the surface of the cornea is reshaped according to correction needed.
In the United States, cataract surgery has a 95 percent success rate. It is an effective way to restore one’s sight almost immediately. To prepare for cataract surgery, you may want to consider doing the following things in the weeks, days, and hours leading up to your surgery in order to expedite your recovery. One […]
The purpose of protective eyewear is to prevent injuries to the eyes. Contact lenses offer no protection at all, and regular eyeglasses cannot prevent eye injuries.
Retinal detachment is a condition in which the retina peels away from the back of the eye, like wallpaper coming off the wall. If you are experiencing symptoms of retinal detachment, it is important that you seek medical attention immediately. Retinal detachment is a medical emergency, and it must be treated as such. How to […]
Vitrectomy is a procedure that involves removing some—or in some cases all—of the vitreous gel (also known as the vitreous humor) from the eye. The surgeon inserts very small instruments into the eye, cuts out a section of the vitreous gel, and removes it by suction. In most cases the vitreous is replaced with a […]