The significance of iris registration is important to understand. When we change positions from sitting to lying down, the eye can rotate up to ten degrees. In a custom ablation, ten degrees can make a difference in the final result.
Archive for April, 2010
In cataract surgery, the cloudy crystalline lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens implant. In some patients, the capsule that held the defective lens and now holds the new lens can cloud over.
LASIK is a popular procedure and many patients have benefited from this amazing technology. Still, Dr. Jeffrey Martin finds that there are two main barriers that hold patients back from having their vision corrected due to fear.
In Dr. Martin's Long Island eye care practice he finds that the baby boomer generation is less likely to tolerate the symptoms of cataracts compared to past generations.
There have been many changes to the LASIK eye surgery procedure, but it may be difficult for consumers to understand how laser eye surgery has progressed in the past few years.
During cataract surgery on older patients, Dr. Martin uses a cataract removal technique that is very gentle on the eye. This is important because many of these patients have more fragile tissue.
With the advancements in LASIK, patients are having better visual results than ever before. When patients are under 40, they have not become presbyopic and therefore are able to see far and near after LASIK surgery.
When the pupil does not dilate for cataract surgery, it is necessary to dilate the pupil in order to get access to the defective or cloudy lens.
Generally, LASIK is appropriate for patients that are under 60 years of age. Cataracts do not present a big problem at that point, and LASIK eye surgery should correct vision for a substantial number of years.
There are several companies now developing lasers that will be able to make incisions that are perfect and reproducible. If laser development continues in this fashion, cataract surgery will become even safer and more precise in the future.
Laser vision correction has been a very popular elective procedure for the last 15 years. However, it has been linked to the development of dry eye. How does LASIK cause dry eye?
LASEK offers those who are not good candidates for LASIK an alternative form of laser refractive surgery. LASEK is a type of laser eye surgery that corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
It is important that patients choose a cataract surgeon that is proficient in all of the best technology and techniques, and one who is knowledgeable about all of the intraocular lens choices that are available today.
Many of our patients want to know when is the right time to have cataract surgery. When the symptoms from the cataract become severe enough to affect quality of life, the patient should undergo cataract surgery.
What is the difference between LASIK and iLASIK? Dr. Jeffrey Martin, of Smithtown, New York in Long Island, describes the LASIK technique that he finds to be the best: iLASIK.
Some patients are curious about the minimum age requirements for LASIK. Patients are able to have LASIK at 18 years of age, but many patients are still changing quite a bit as far as their prescription goes.
There are some clinical situations that require more attention when it comes to cataract surgery. For example, takes medication such as Flomax, it is important to disclose this information to your cataract surgeon.
Multiple births resulting from fertility treatments are caused by drugs that encourage egg production and ovulation or by implanting multiple eggs in the uterus.
LASIK is the most popular of the laser vision correction procedures. Some patients with dry eye have been told that they cannot have LASIK and this is sometimes true.
Cataract surgery has improved dramatically over the past ten years. In many cases, modern cataract surgery is performed through a small incision that will close on its own.
Many patients ask if different types of LASIK are truly different and why they may be asked to pay varying prices for these unique technological differences in laser vision correction.
Today, cataract surgery is much safer with more gentle techniques including no injections, no stitches, and smaller incisions. Patients can continue use of blood thinners before and after cataract surgery if their primary care physician thinks it is safer.
Laser vision correction is one of the most popular elective surgical procedures in the United States. LASIK is the most well known laser eye surgery procedure, but there are other types of laser vision correction that are performed today.
Choosing a cataract surgeon can be a difficult decision. As a patient, it is hard to get the information necessary to make a truly informed decision on who your surgeon will be.
Laser vision correction has been popular for years and the technology has continually improved over that time.
Cataract surgery today has come a long way since Dr. Sidney Martin was first performing cataract surgery at our Long Island, New York practice in 1962.
In the past, LASIK surgeons used blade machines called microkeratomes to make a flap in the superficial layers of the cornea as the first step of the LASIK procedure. Today, blade-free and customized LASIK technology allows surgeons to achieve even better results.