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Adjustable IOL Could Help Some Ditch Their Glasses After Cataract Surgery

Written By: Susanne Medeiros Feb. 16, 2018 Many people who have cataract surgery still need glasses after the sight-saving procedure. But a new kind of artificial lens could help more people be free of glasses after cataract surgery. It’s called the light-adjustable intraocular lens or RxLAL. An intraocular lens (or IOL) is a tiny, artificial lens for the eye. […]

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Eyeglasses May One Day Treat Glaucoma

Written By: Celia Vimont Reviewed By: Michael D Greenwood, Iqbal K Ahmed MD Jan. 18, 2018 Someday it may be possible to treat glaucoma by wearing a special pair of glasses outfitted with an electromagnetic coil. These glasses, developed by Bionode, are currently being tested. This device might be able to treat glaucoma without eyedrops, according to researcher Ike […]

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New Laser Treatment Can Help Get Rid of Eye Floaters

Written By: Reena Mukamal Reviewed By: Inder Paul Singh, MD Jan. 26, 2018   Millions of Americans who live with annoying spots in their field of vision may soon have a remedy: a laser treatment called YAG vitreolysis. A new study followed 680 patients who underwent this procedure to reduce the symptoms of eye floaters. Ninety-three percent reported significant […]

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Eye Color: Unique as a Fingerprint

Written By: Kierstan Boyd Reviewed By: Devin A Harrison MD Dec. 05, 2017 Did you know that no one else in the world has the same eye color as you? While you may share blue eyes with your sibling, how that color appears in your eyes is unique to you. Human eye color is dependent on multiple […]

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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 intraocular 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 […]

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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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