The question as to whether a laser will be used in treatment of a patient’s medical conditions, has been asked for nearly thirty years of the health care professional. Many new forms of laser applications have evolved in that time and today laser devices are used in many areas of medicine, none perhaps more than in Ophthalmology.
The iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass device has recently been released for the treatment of glaucoma.
The iStent is the smallest FDA-approved medical device in existence! Smaller than the head of a pin, it is placed in the eye at the time of cataract surgery to help reduce eye pressure by enhancing fluid exit.
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We now offer the latest in implant lenses, including: CrystaLens, ReSTOR, and ReZoom.
Most candidates for intraocular refractive surgery have extreme myopia,hyperopia, and/or significant presbyopia. For such patients, laser ablation of corneal tissue may not be the best option. The risk of corneal instability, dry eye, and bothersome visual side effects make excimer therapy suboptimal for high refractive errors. Although cornea-based procedures have dominated the refractive surgery market, newer intraocular techniques are presenting options for select patients seeking independence from glasses and contact lenses.
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Custom laser vision correction is here! Wavefront-guided LASIK and PRK are the new standard for top-notch vision.
Introducing a solution for patients with high amounts of nearsightedness. The ICL is a revolutionary refractive lens that can correct vision up to 15 diopters of nearsightedness. The ICL procedure has been repeatedly improved through years of studies and continued refinement. This lens is a posterior chamber implant that is situated behind the iris and in front of the natural crystalline lens. It is also know as a Phakic IOL. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, which means that a patient has surgery and leaves the same day.
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Say “goodbye” to dry eye. Restasis and new anti-inflammatory therapies are making patients comfortable again.
It is one of the most common problems treated by eye physicians. It is usually caused by a problem with the quality or amount of the tear film that lubricates the eyes. Risk factors for developing dry eyes include: older age, certain systemic medicines, conditions of the ocular surface, and female gender.
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Looking younger has never been so easy. Facial rejuvenation can be gentle, safe, and painless.
Facial rejuvenation describes a wide variety of treatments and procedures seeking to maintain or restore the texture, appearance and/or position of the face. As time passes the skin and other soft tissues of the face are subject to potentially damaging forces such as ultraviolet light, repeated muscle contraction, and gravity.
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The iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass device has recently been released for the treatment of glaucoma. The iStent is the smallest FDA-approved medical device in existence! Smaller than the head of a pin, it is placed in the eye at the time of cataract surgery to help reduce eye pressure by enhancing fluid exit.
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Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world. In our country, nearly 3 million people have glaucoma. Much like high blood pressure, it can be present without symptoms. The most common risk factor for glaucoma is higher eye pressure. The end result of glaucoma is optic nerve damage that can compromise valuable peripheral and eventually central vision.
How is glaucoma treated? Traditionally, eye drops to lower eye pressure are attempted first. In the last two decades, a host of newer eye drops have become available to combat high eye pressure. They are usually effective, but cost, side effects and strict requirements for use make these prescription therapies less desirable. The most distressing realization for a new glaucoma patient is that the drops must be used every day, sometimes multiple times, for the remainder of one’s life!
Happy, surprised, melancholy? When it comes to expressing emotions brows tell it all. Eyebrows set the tone for a face and are key conveyors of mood. An appropriately positioned and shaped brow contributes to a pleasant, alert facial outlook, while a droopy or sparse brow conveys tiredness or sadness. Apart from their role in expression, eyebrow position can also influence side vision and apparent eyelid position. Sagging brows are a surprisingly common and often unappreciated cause of side vision loss.
Eyebrows accomplish their important role in conveying mood and emotion through the interplay of several muscles.