treatments

Botulinum Toxin

Botulinum Toxin (Botox) for Facial Wrinkles What is botulinum toxin for facial wrinkles? The first signs of aging are often wrinkles around your eyes, forehead, cheeks, and lips. Wrinkles are a normal feature of the human face. But many people feel wrinkles make them look tired or older. To reduce Read More…

Corneal Inlay

Corneal Inlays: A Surgical Alternative to Reading Glasses As you enter your 40s and 50s, chances are that you will have a little more difficulty reading a book or seeing your phone’s screen up close. This is a symptom of a common, age-related eye condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia is caused by Read More…

Corneal Transplantation

About Corneal Transplantation The cornea is the clear, front window of the eye. It helps focus light into the eye so that you can see. The cornea is made of layers of cells. These layers work together to protect your eye and provide clear vision. Your cornea must be clear, Read More…

Eye Donation

Donating Your Corneas and Other Eye Tissue As an organ donor, gifting your eyes to medicine and science after your death is a heroic act. You alone may save the eyesight of one or two people who need new corneas, or you may even help change the lives of millions of Read More…

Eye Drops

Eye Drops Eye drops are a key part of your ophthalmologist’s tool kit. Some of the common eye drops you might encounter are: Dilating drops during eye exams Redness-relieving drops Lubricating drops for dry eye Itch-relieving (anti-allergy) drops Numbing drops before surgery Antibiotic drops for some infections Pressure-lowering drops for long-term treatment Read More…

Eye Injections

Eye Injections Did you know that sticking a needle in your eye could save your sight? More specifically, having an ophthalmologist inject medication directly into your eyeball (called an intravitreal injection) to treat certain conditions can preserve your vision. Today, ophthalmologists and patients are delighted with results of certain retinal Read More…

Intraocular Implants (IOLs)

Intraocular Implants (IOLs) An intraocular lens (IOL) is a clear, artificial lens implant used to replace a cloudy natural lens in cataract surgery. Like your eye’s natural lens, an IOL focuses light that comes into your eye through the cornea and pupil onto the retina, the sensitive tissue at the back of Read More…

LASIK

LASIK — Laser Eye Surgery LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is an outpatient refractive surgery procedure used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. A laser is used to reshape the cornea — the clear, round dome at the front of the eye — to improve the way the eye focuses light rays onto the retina at Read More…

Lubricating Eye Drops

Lubricating Eye Drops The scratchy, burning feeling and irritation of dry eyes can be very uncomfortable. Eye strain from computer use, certain medical conditions, and smoky or windy environments are just a few dry eye causes. What Are Lubricating Eye Drops? Lubricating eye drops—also called artificial tears—add moisture to the eyes to relieve Read More…

Mohs Surgery

What Is Mohs Surgery? Mohs surgery is a procedure used to remove skin cancer. Because the surgery removes only tissue with cancer cells, it is commonly used on areas of the body where it is important to minimize the removal of healthy tissue. For the eye area, Mohs surgery removes Read More…

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