Laser vision correction has come a long way and many patients that would not have been good candidates in the past can safely have LASIK today.
Archive for March, 2010
Many of our Long island cataract patients assume that cataract surgery is performed with laser. However, the most advanced way to perform cataract surgery is with gentle computer controlled ultrasound called phacoemulsification.
There is a choice in implants these days and it is important that you discuss your options with your cataract surgeon. Patients that desire near and far vision without glasses or contact lenses have three FDA approved implant lens options.
Cataract surgery is a successful outpatient procedure that helps over one million patients improve the quality of their life each year.
As our LASIK patients become older, the natural lens of the eye will begin to be cloudy like all other people. This natural clouding of the lens of the eye is called a cataract.
For obese adolescents whose best option is weight-loss surgery, sooner is better that later. Studies show that earlier surgery allows easier recovery from bariatric surgery.
For about 20 percent of infertile couples, the failure to conceive can be attributed to the male. The primary reasons are impaired sperm function or impaired production or delivery of sperm.
A cataract is a natural clouding of the lens of the eye that occurs as we age. Most patients develop visually significant cataracts at a later age, but some develop cataracts earlier in life.
The first step of LASIK is to create a thin flap in the superficial layers of the cornea. This flap can be made with a metal microkeratome that has an oscillating blade or with Intralase, a bladeless laser.
Cataract surgery has been one of the most successful outpatient procedures for many years. However, patients may still experience blurry vision after cataract surgery.
Nearly half of Australian children have untreated tooth decay, according to the Australian Dental Association (ADA), largely due to the prevalence of sugary, acidic beverages and snacks in their diets.
Wavefront LASIK describes the most modern way to perform LASIK and is integral in iLASIK or bladeless custom LASIK.
Premium implants that are designed to give near and far vision without the use of glasses or contact lenses greatly improves patients' vision after cataract surgery.