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… Read More
2023 Fashion Eyewear Trends for Spring
Fashion eyewear today does more than provide clear vision—it is an essential accessory to enhance your features and to express your personal style. No matter what your signature look may be, Horizon Eye Care’s optical department has the right pair of eyeglasses to showcase your esthetic while keeping with the most current trends in 2023… Read More
How Should I Cope with Dry Eye?
Search Google for “dry eye,” and 1.3 million results pop up within a second. So, where should you begin to figure out how to cope with dry eye? The answers are complicated: The condition affects millions of people around the world in different ways, can fluctuate throughout your life, and has a myriad of symptoms… Read More
Inherited Retinal Disease and Gene Therapy
Five years ago, ophthalmologists might have been able to offer nothing more specific than a clinical suspicion that a patient had an inherited retinal disease. With treatment theoretical at best, genetic testing cost-prohibitive, both doctors and patients found their interactions demoralizing. Since then, researchers have developed free and readily accessible genetic panels to help diagnose… Read More
Glaucoma: What Does My Eye Pressure Need to Be?
Perhaps you’ve heard that glaucoma occurs when pressure increases in your eye, which can lead to a permanent loss of vision. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with glaucoma, you may wonder how eye pressure damages the eye. You may also wonder what the value “should” be. This blog will help you… Read More
LASIK and IOL Implants Remain the Future of Refractive Surgery
For three decades, LASIK eye surgery has been the gold standard for patients under 45 who want to correct refractive errors without spectacles or contact lenses. For even longer, cataract surgery has been the best option for people over 65 who want clear vision restored. But what about patients between 45 and 65 who want… Read More
Upneeq Eye Drops Can Raise Eyelids That Droop from Ptosis
The buzz around Upneeq eye drops has intensified since the FDA approved them two years ago. The buzz around Upneeq eye drops has intensified since the FDA approved them two years ago. The name’s easy to remember: “Up” because it lifts drooping eyelids that impair vision. And “neeq” because it remains the unique way to… Read More
Strabismus Surgery Corrects “Lazy Eye” Problems
Eye doctors dislike the term “lazy eye” for lots of reasons. It makes kids feel awkward. It’s inaccurate: The eye does what the brain tells it to do, even when sent incorrect signals. And it’s a loose term for many conditions: eyes crossing inward (esotropia), wandering outward (exotropia), deviating upward or downward (hypertropia or hypotropia),… Read More
New Intraocular Lenses (IOLs) Could Make You Glasses-Free After Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery remains the most-performed operation year after year in the United States. Virtually all of us get cataracts as we age, and three million of us choose each year to have them taken out. Many patients over the decades have needed reading glasses afterward to get clear images close up. This is because they… Read More
If Presbyopia Is the Problem, Vuity Eye Drops May Be the Answer
“In this world,” quipped Benjamin Franklin, “nothing is certain except death and taxes.” Today he’d probably include presbyopia, the condition that prevents us from seeing things clearly up close. About 128 million Americans – roughly two out of five – have it at any time. And pretty much everybody gets it by age 45. If… Read More