14 March 2016
From cataracts and glaucoma to nearsightedness, the various conditions that can affect your eye health and sight can be overwhelming. While most of these conditions are common and easy to diagnose and treat, other conditions affecting the eye and your vision can be challenging and surprising. Known for its bloody tears, haemolacria is an incredibly rare and frightening disorder. Unfortunately, determining the cause of the condition is difficult, since very few cases of haemolacria have been documented.
The Parent's Guide To Child Eye Care
16 December 2015
According to a recent study, 66 % of Americans require some form of corrective vision. Only 48 % of parents, however, have taken their child or children to see an optometrist or ophthalmologist.
If your child is living without the corrective vision they need, they might struggle to keep up in classroom and when playing their favorite sport.
Here's a quick parent's guide to help your child get the corrective vision they need to succeed:
What To Expect Before, During And After Your Laser Cataract Surgery
13 November 2015
If your eye doctor has informed you that you have cataracts, you're not alone. By the age of 65, more than 90 percent of people have a cataract. Luckily, there are laser-based surgical procedures that can be used to remove the cataract and restore normal vision. Depending on the severity of your cataracts, your eye doctor may recommend that you undergo this surgery soon, or may suggest that you do so in a few years.
Understanding The Different Types Of Cataract Surgery
13 August 2015
Your eye doctor told you that you are a good candidate for having your vision improved through cataract surgery. There are three techniques used for this procedure and which one your doctor uses affects your recovery. Here is a description of these techniques and what you can expect when recovering from each.
Some Common Elements
Each of these procedures are done as an outpatient in the ophthalmologist's office or clinic. You may be given some medication to relax you, if you're anxious about the surgery, but you will be awake during the procedure.