Should I Consider Premium IOLs?
Everyone is born with natural lenses on their eyes. These lenses, much like the lens of a camera, help the eye see and focus on objects. As we get older, these lenses can get clouded, “foggy”, and less effective in helping us see clearly [This normally happens as the result of cataract development but can… 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
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
What is Cataract Sugery? As we age, so do our eyes. The crystalline lens in every human eye eventually becomes yellowed, cloudy, and rigid. This is called a cataract, and it blocks and distorts light. When cataracts start to significantly affect vision, Cataract Surgery offers a solution. The natural lens of the eye is removed… Read More
What is Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)?
Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), also called Clear Lens Exchange (CLE), is a procedure with twofold benefits for the aging eye. During the surgery, the eye’s natural crystalline lens is replaced with an artificial lens. This artificial lens corrects any existing nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, and also eliminates the patient’s inevitable future development of cataracts in… Read More
4 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery has undergone revolutionary growth and change in the past fifteen years. As baby boomers move into their 60s and 70s, we are seeing an increase in the number of cataract procedures performed. In addition, since this age group is so much more active than their parents were at this age, they are requiring more… Read More
February: Low Vision Awareness Month
As the nation’s youngest Baby Boomers reach their 50’s (and the oldest Boomers have started on Medicare), Katzen Eye Group would like to acknowledge Low Vision Awareness Month to help raise awareness for such conditions as Cataracts, Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma and Diabetic Retinopathy. Each of these conditions alone can cause visual devastation to an individual…. 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
A Note to Patients with an Astigmatism
“Can I still experience the life-changing benefits of corrective eye surgery if I have an astigmatism?” YES! The simple truth is that having an astigmatism does not disqualify you as a candidate for any of our vision correction procedures (LASIK, KAMRA® Inlay, PRK, Premium Lens Replacement, and Cataract surgery.) During your consultation, we look at… Read More
Seeing Our Way To A Clearer Future
Vision is considered to be the most valuable and informative of our senses. Excellent vision and healthy eyes don’t just happen by chance, but are dependent upon so many factors, many of which we each have significant control over. While we have no influence over any genetic predisposition, everything else is fair game. This discussion… Read More