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Lens choices after cataract surgery

Patients Have Many Lens Choices After Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is both simple and complex. It’s simple because it’s a well-tested procedure, the most commonly performed surgery in the United States. 3.7 million people each year get the lenses they were born with replaced by artificial implants. Yet it’s also complex, because patients have several lens choices after cataract surgery offering different perspectives. Continue reading

Managing astigmatism

You Have Many Options When Managing Astigmatism

“Managing astigmatism” sounds simple, right? You get the right pair of glasses or contact lenses to correct your eyesight, and you learn to live with vision that’s somewhat blurry whenever you’re not wearing them. Yet there are surgical options that can minimize or nearly eliminate astigmatism. With those, you may see well using simple nonprescription... Continue reading

Amblyopia and Curesight

Amblyopia and CureSight: At Last, No Eyepatch!

For decades, physicians have treated amblyopia — poor childhood vision development in one or both eyes – with patches. Kids often dislike those, because they can be uncomfortable or lead to teasing. Now there’s a new, equally effective alternative. The FDA approved CureSight last fall to treat amblyopia by online monitoring of streamed data combined... Continue reading

PCO is common but easily fixed

Posterior Capsular Opacification (PCO) Is Common but Easily Fixed

Cataract removal remains the most common surgery in the United States every year. Most patients who have cataract surgery with intraocular lenses (IOLs) implanted do very well. They see more clearly and need glasses only to read, only for long distances, or perhaps not at all. Some, though, encounter a condition called posterior capsular opacification... Continue reading

Synfovre may help with dry AMD

Some Sufferers from Dry AMD Finally May Get Medical Help with Syfovre

A breakthrough drug called Syfovre – the first approved by the FDA for dry macular degeneration – offers relief from the dry form of age related macular degeneration, or AMD. Syfovre specifically treats geographic atrophy (GA), a form of dry macular degeneration that results over time in extreme central vision loss. Age-related macular degeneration remains... Continue reading

Autologous Serum Drops Save You from Dry Eyes

Can Autologous Serum Drops Save You from Dry Eyes – And More?

For decades, patients facing surgeries have had blood draws in advance, so it can be stored and put back into them if needed. That procedure minimizes the risk of complications from transfusion of another donor’s blood. Eye doctors now employ a similar approach to treating dry eye disease, using autologous serum drops (ASEDs) which are... Continue reading

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