If you’re an adult experiencing cloudy vision with sensitivity to light, you may be suffering from cataracts. There are many types of cataracts, although generally it affects both lenses in your eyes though at a different rate so you may feel that one eye is worse than the other. In many people, aging is the most likely cause but cataracts can also be caused by obesity and diabetes, high blood pressure, or due to long-term use of steroids.
There are several tests doctors use to confirm the diagnosis, but the only way to remove cataracts is by surgery where your clouded natural lens will be replaced with a clear artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL). This replacement is done to one eye at a time, usually four weeks apart.
These days, cataract surgery is a common, everyday procedure that you don’t need to be afraid of. The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery estimates cataract surgery’s success rate to be 98% or higher. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2sNjyy3
If you are considering undergoing LASIK eye surgery, it might do you good to find out about the things your doctor will check before the surgery itself. These are the things that can help you make the most out of the surgery. Read through the factors that will influence your final LASIK result. Note, however, that only a proper examination is the surefire way to predict your own prognosis.
Know Your Eye Health History
It’s important to inform your doctor of illnesses or injuries that have previously happened to your eyes so he can make the proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Typically, your eyes need to be in good condition before undergoing any type of laser eye surgery. Check with your doctor whether you have any conditions that need to be resolved first, such as a scar tissue or an undiagnosed infection. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2sNiYjZ
Laser eye surgery is among the most significant innovations in the modern medical world. As with many other surgeries, however, extra care must be taken to ensure the success of the procedure. Because laser eye surgery is completed without needing an overnight hospital stay, a large balance of post-surgery maintenance is left to the patients to handle.
Although follow-up visits to the doctor are scheduled, patients must learn how to take care of their new vision. Here are some of the do’s and don’ts of eye care after undergoing a laser eye surgery.
On the Days after Surgery
Coming home from the hospital, you shouldn’t drive. You must arrange for someone to drive you long before undergoing surgery. You must wear the eye protection provided by the doctor for a week, including at night while sleeping. This is so you don’t accidentally rub your eyes. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2sNfOwo
People who wear prescription glasses often turn to contact lenses for practicality reasons–they can wear it and forget about it the entire day. Unfortunately, contact lenses are not only a mere temporary fix to eyesight problems, but may also be a dangerous one. If your contact lenses are not maintained diligently, it can result in an eye irritation or infection.
LASIK eye surgery, or laser in-situ keratomileusis, is a type of eyesight correction surgery for those who suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. LASIK reshapes the cornea so it can properly focus the light to the back of the eye. Unlike contact lenses, LASIK is a more permanent solution for those with impaired vision. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2szFLjl