Refractive Surgery: LASIK

Many people suffer from vision problems and wear prescribed eyeglasses and/or contact lenses as a way to correct their vision, temporarily. Another option some people may choose is refractive surgery. There are many types of refractive surgery and currently LASIK is the most popular procedure performed in the US. Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis or LASIK, […]

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Eye Diseases: Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease that usually affects both eyes. In the beginning stages, many people who develop diabetic retinopathy are not aware of the changes that occur in the retina, such as microaneurysms and retinal hemorrhages, which result in bleeding inside the retina. There are two types of diabetic retinopathy: nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy […]

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The CATALYS® Precision Laser System and LACS

What is Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (LACS)? Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery involves using a laser to fragment and soften a cataract during cataract surgery. A cataract is a cloudy or murky lens inside your eye just behind the iris, the uniquely colored part of the eye. In order to see clearly, a lens must be […]

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What Can You Do To Protect Your Eyes During The Summer?

It’s Been A Long Summer, Are You Protecting Your Eyes? Each season can affect us differently, depending on the conditions outside. During the summertime the temperature begins to increase, skies are clear, and sunlight radiates through until the autumn arrives. These changing conditions can ultimately have negative effects on our eyes. For example, too much […]

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What Is Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma?

The most common form of glaucoma is Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma, or POAG.  POAG usually occurs in people over the age of 40, but it can also occur in younger adults due to risk factors like race, family history of glaucoma, and/or having very thin corneas. In fact, many Americans have POAG and are unaware of […]

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What is BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® is a neurotoxin, botulinum toxin type A, that is used to block messages between muscles and nerves that control them. Within 2-5 days of injections, the effects of BOTOX® become apparent and can generally last for 4-6 months. What is BOTOX® used for? The most common use for BOTOX® Cosmetic is to reduce the […]

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Eye Diseases: Fuchs’ Endothelial Dystrophy

What Is Fuchs’ Endothelial Dystrophy and Can It Be Treated? Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy is an eye disease in which the innermost layer of cells in the cornea, called endothelium, suffers from degenerative changes (Gary Heiting, 2014). It is the responsibility of the endothelium to maintain proper amount of fluid in the cornea. This allows for […]

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