Four Healthy Tips to Maintain a Better Vision
Getting older is one of the inevitable things humans have to contend to whether we like it or not. It’s natural as we are biological beings, thus we grow as time goes on, and nobody has control over it. However, there are healthy tips eye care specialists usually advices people to follow passionately. They are… Read More
What is the Success Rate of Phakic IOL?
What is Phakic IOL? Phakic Intraocular Lenses (IOLs) are lenses surgically placed behind the cornea. Phakic IOLs are used as an alternative to LASIK for nearsighted patients with severe prescriptions or corneas that are too thin for LASIK. Phakic IOLs are placed inside the eye, without changing the cornea’s shape. Is it safe? While every… Read More
4 Reasons Why Spring Is The Perfect Time To Get LASIK Surgery
It is finally spring and the weather is starting to warm up, which means you are probably looking forward to ball games, gardening, and other outdoor activities. Spring signals a new beginning for many people and we happen to think it is the perfect time to get LASIK eye surgery. LASIK has improved the lives… Read More
Phakic Intraocular Lenses (IOLs) are lenses surgically placed behind the cornea. Phakic IOLs are used as an alternative to LASIK for nearsighted patients with severe prescriptions or corneas that are too thin for LASIK. Phakic IOLs do not change the shape of the cornea, but are placed inside the eye. The eye’s natural crystalline lens… Read More
Is Eye Surgery Safe?
Your eyes and your vision are invaluable. Eye surgery is safe. Every aspect of it: diagnostic testing, laser manipulation, cornea access techniques, and lens access techniques. In fact, eye surgery is often safer than typical contact lens use. Every year, 15% of contact lens wearers experience some kind of eye infection. By contrast, only 0.01%… Read More
Correcting Cataracts and Astigmatism: Understanding the Difference
Cataracts and astigmatism are two very different things. A cataract is the clouding of the natural human lens, typically occurring after the age of 60. Astigmatism is an irregularity of the shape of the cornea, and it generally presents itself in the teens or early twenties. Astigmatism is usually hereditary, whereas cataracts are age-related. In the past… Read More
Cataracts in the Springtime
Welcome Spring! Temperatures will soon start to rise and robins will begin gathering in the yard. Every day we wish for the clouds to part, so that sun lurking just behind can break out and we can finally feel the full warmth of a new season. Sadly, for people with cataracts, that magical moment when… Read More
What is Laser Eye Surgery?
Since the 1950s, ophthalmologists have been perfecting the process of radial-keratotomy. The introduction of lasers in medical or operational procedures (1983) opened doors to the capability of corrective eye surgery moving forward. Since then, this specific vision corrective procedure has seen a tremendous upward hike, in terms of popularity and acclaim. Today, Katzen Eye Group… Read More
What is Laser Cataract Surgery?
The restorative ability of cataract surgery has come a long way over the past 10 years. The continued evolution of the femtosecond laser to perform the majority of the cataract procedure (rather than the older manual method) allows the surgeon and patient to aim for even greater accuracy when calculating postoperative uncorrected vision. This spectacle independence is… Read More
Glaucoma Awareness Month
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, so we’re sharing about what glaucoma is, how it is detected and treated, and the importance of annual or semi-annual eye exams (depending on age) in determining whether or not you have glaucoma. Glaucoma can be described as a plumbing problem within the eye. There is fluid produced inside the… Read More