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Monovision (Blended Vision)

What Is Monovision (or Blended Vision)? Almost everyone over the age of 40 eventually struggles with the onset of presbyopia (literally, “aging eye”). This is the normal aging process of the eye that makes it harder to focus clearly on close objects. Reading a newspaper or menu, or trying to see your Read More…

Optical Coherence Tomography

What Is Optical Coherence Tomography? Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test. OCT uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina. With OCT, your ophthalmologist can see each of the retina’s distinctive layers.  This allows your ophthalmologist to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with diagnosis. They also provide Read More…

Posterior Capsulotomy

What Is a Posterior Capsulotomy? Posterior capsulotomy is laser surgery you might need sometime after cataract surgery. It helps you see clearly if your vision becomes cloudy again. When you have cataract surgery, your ophthalmologist removes your eye’s cloudy lens. They replace it with a clear, artificial intraocular lens (IOL). The IOL is Read More…

Redness-Relieving Eye Drops

Redness-Relieving Eye Drops Nearly everyone gets red eyes (often called bloodshot eyes) at some point. A temporary condition, red eyes typically result from being tired, suffering from allergies or dry eyes, being around smoke, or having eye irritation from contact lenses. An eye infection like conjunctivitis (pink eye) also makes your eyes red. Tiny blood vessels on the surface of Read More…

Refractive Surgery

What Is Refractive Surgery? If you have a refractive error, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism or presbyopia, refractive surgery is a method for correcting or improving your vision. There are various surgical procedures for correcting or adjusting your eye’s focusing ability by reshaping the cornea, or clear, round dome at the front of Read More…

Secondary Cataract

What Is a Posterior Capsulotomy? Posterior capsulotomy is laser surgery you might need sometime after cataract surgery. It helps you see clearly if your vision becomes cloudy again. When you have cataract surgery, your ophthalmologist removes your eye’s cloudy lens. They replace it with a clear, artificial intraocular lens (IOL). The IOL is Read More…

Slit Lamp

What is a Slit Lamp? A slit lamp is a microscope with a bright light used during an eye exam. It gives your ophthalmologist a closer look at the different structures at the front of the eye and inside the eye. It’s a key tool in determining the health of your Read More…

Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE)

What Is Small Incision Lenticule Extraction? Small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) is a newer type of laser refractive surgery. This kind of surgery uses a laser to treat myopia (nearsightedness) a specific refractive error. For you to see clearly, light rays must travel through your cornea and lens. The cornea and lens refract (bend) the Read More…

Transplantation and the Eye

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…

Vitrectomy Surgery

What Is Vitrectomy? Vitrectomy is a type of eye surgery used to treat problems of the eye’s retina and vitreous. In this surgery, an ophthalmologist may: remove blood or other substance keeping light from focusing properly on the retina remove scar tissue that is wrinkling or tearing the retina and causing poor Read More…

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