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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.