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
Contact Lenses and Your Corneas
Most people who enjoy contacts wear them comfortably for years and spend minimal amounts of time thinking about them. But contact lenses and your corneas are related in ways you may not understand. If you’re careless about following rules for proper use, your vision could suffer. (Learn more at Horizon’s Cornea services page.) Contact lenses… Read More
Sports Injuries, Household Mishaps, Even Your Fingers Can Be Bad News For Corneas
April is Sports Eye Safety Month, so it’s a natural time to think about corneal abrasions. Anything from a baseball to a basketball player’s elbow might scratch the protective outer layer of the cornea, the clear front surface of the eye that helps direct light rays to your retina. (You’ll find information on Horizon Eye… Read More
Your Cornea Works Hard – But It’s Easy to Damage Accidentally
What’s the most commonly transplanted human tissue and the one with the highest success rate? The cornea, the outer layer that’s the first contact between your eye and the world. Doctors perform more than 40,000 corneal transplants every year.