Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Dangers of Refusing Cataract Surgery

The eye is a sensitive part of the body. Unlike other exposed organs, it can easily be irritated when touched or scratched. This is why people who are told they need cataract surgery tend to quickly refuse, because they know the process would involve manipulating the eyes. Refusing to undergo cataract surgery, however, poses many risks.

Friday, December 16, 2016

How Your LASIK Procedure Affects Cataract Surgery

Recent studies show that over 5 million Americans have undergone LASIK surgery to help them improve their vision. LASIK is a refractive surgery procedure that is carried out to address various vision problems like farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism. It is, in general, a very safe procedure.

However, some people will need to go through a cataract surgery after their LASIK. If you are one of them, then here are some things that you need to know.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

What to Expect During and After Laser Eye Surgery

The unknown usually contributes to one’s uncertainty and stress over particular things, which is what happens to most people when considering laser eye surgery. Although it is actually a pretty straightforward procedure, not having enough knowledge about the process and outcomes of laser eye surgery can contribute to a patient’s anxiety. This is even though laser eye surgery has become much more accessible and affordable through the years from Orange County to New York. Described in this article are what one would expect during and after laser eye surgery.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Why Astigmatism Should Be Treated Right Away

Research reveals that around 246 million people around the globe have low vision. Uncorrected refractive errors such as astigmatism, remain the leading cause of visual impairment, though such conditions can be easily detected and treated.

Get Rid of the Symptoms or Live with it

Astigmatism is more than just having an irregularly-shaped eye. It is a condition that causes problems with your vision, making normal activities harder to do. Common symptoms of astigmatism are blurry vision, eye strain, fatigue, and headaches. In fact, at a very young age, children with severe astigmatism have trouble focusing when they read because of the pain.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Understanding Cataract and Its Surgical Treatment

Cataract is a common eye issue among the elderly. It forms a cloud on your lens, making it hard to see. Before, only very few could get their cataracts treated, but today, it is a usual procedure in the form of cataract surgery.

What Is Cataract Surgery?

This type of surgery is where the cataract is removed from the back of the eye’s pupil and replaced by an implant of IOL or intraocular lens. After which, ophthalmologists can perform various treatment options such as phaco (phacoemulsification) or laser surgery. But unlike other medical methods, patients don't need to stay in the hospital; right after, they can go home.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Conquering Your Cataract

Symptoms of cataract usually worsen after the age of 60. Babies can be born with cataract and very young children can acquire the condition, although very rarely. Cataract in its advanced stages can pose serious visual impairment or even blindness.

Why Surgery is Necessary

The mere idea of eye surgery can be frightening. However, if your cataract is starting to take its toll on your quality of life, then you must face the inevitable possibility of surgery. Although eyeglasses, sunglasses and magnifying glasses can help improve the early symptoms of cataract, surgery remains your best viable option when all else fails.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Tips in Preparing for a Laser Eye Surgery

Undergoing a LASIK laser eye surgery may not be that big of a deal in terms of procedure. After all, it’s considered to be one of the most common type of eye surgery. In fact, patients can even afford to go home as soon as the operation is done. They don’t need to stay for any longer in the hospital to recuperate unlike most surgeries.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Why You Should Consider Getting Laser Eye Surgery

Having an eye problem used to be such a worrying situation. Nowadays, however, technology offers you a lot of options. When it comes to correcting vision problems, the most common treatment is laser eye surgery.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Options for Eye Cataract Treatment

As a person ages, it’s only natural to expect that their senses will begin to weaken. Blurry vision is one such condition that is commonly attributed to aging. However, these are not necessarily mutually exclusive to each other. Sometimes, a person can have blurred vision not because of age, but of certain eye problems, such as a cataract.

Monday, October 17, 2016

When You Should Get a Cataract Surgery

Having cataracts is a serious matter that you should immediately address if you don’t want your eyesight further compromised. This condition involves cloudiness in your vision, which could eventually affect your ability to go about your day-to-day activities.