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Ring of Fire. How to Safely Watch the Great American Eclipse of 2017

Written by: Dan Gudgel for the American Academy of Ophthalmology Jun. 30, 2017 Looking directly at the sun during most parts of an eclipse can permanently damage your vision or blind you. But there are easy ways to view a solar eclipse safely. On Aug. 21, 2017, the entire United States will see a partial eclipse […]

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AcrySof® ReSTOR® Lens

The AcrySof® ReSTOR® lens is a breakthrough lens for cataract surgery that lets patients see from near to far, usually without glasses. An innovative optical technology called “apodization” makes the AcrySof® ReSTOR® lens uniquely effective, especially when placed in both eyes. A similar technology has been used for years in microscopes and telescopes to improve […]

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PI Laser- Laser Iridotomy

Laser iridotomy is a surgical procedure used to treat angle-closure glaucoma. This laser procedure is also performed in patients who are at risk for angle-closure glaucoma. As with many medical conditions, it is preferable to treat patients at risk and thereby avoid vision loss.  Using a laser, a small hole is made in the iris […]

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Acrysof® Toric Lens

The Acrysof® Toric lens is a foldable, single piece lens that an eye surgeon implants during cataract surgery to replace the clouded lens. The unique design of the Acrysof® Toric IOL makes it possible to reduce or eliminate corneal astigmatism and significantly improve uncorrected distance vision. Acrysof® Toric lens provides QUALITY distance vision, independent of […]

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YAG Laser Posterior Capsulotomy

A posterior capsulotomy is a surgical procedure that is sometimes necessary after cataract surgery. A cataract surgery removes a cataract (the cloudy lens causing blurred vision) from its cellophane-like lining called the lens capsule. An artificial lens (called an intraocular lens, or IOL) is then inserted into the capsule to replace the natural lens. Weeks […]

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Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery – LenSx

The LenSx laser is an advanced precision based technology that operates with unmatched precision. The LenSx laser adds computer control to keys steps of the cataract surgery. Its unique software control system analyzes high resolution OCT images of the eye. This helps the surgeon to design a customized procedure visualizes and performs the procedure on […]

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Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome affects millions of americans.  Whether mild, moderate, or severe, dry eye syndrome can be disabling.  Feelings of “heavy” eyes, difficulty keeping the eyes open, and watery eyes are all common symptoms.  The eyes actually water more when they are dry due to lack of normal oils in the tear film.  Burning, stinging […]

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Botox injection

Botox injection is a revolutionary wrinkle reduction procedure that can reduce or eliminate wrinkles in the upper third of the face, including forehead lines, frown lines between the eyes and crow’s feet around the eyes. It is not surgery. There is no chance of scarring. Before Botox Before After Botox After Botox is a protein […]

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Blepharitis

Blepharitis means inflammation of the eyelids. Some doctors call it granulated eyelids. Almost everyone gets blepharitis at some time in his or her life. Some people get it repeatedly. Fortunately, blepharitis is relatively easy to treat. Types of blepharitis: Staphylococcus blepharitis is caused by a germ called Staphylococci, commonly known as “staph.” It often begins […]

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Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a disease of the macula, an area of the retina at the back of the eye that is responsible for fine detail vision. Vision loss usually occurs gradually and typically affects both eyes at different rates. Even with a loss of central vision, however, color vision and peripheral vision may remain clear. […]

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