Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery—Your Questions Answered

By Nancy A. Balin, M.D., F.A.C.S. I’ve had quite a few patients asking me about laser-assisted cataract surgery lately. They’ve heard about it from friends, seen something about it in articles or advertisements, and they want to know more about its benefits, risks, and whether it’s all worthwhile. I thought I would share some of… Read More

Understanding Cataracts

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Cataract surgery is performed on millions of people each year in the United States and is considered to be one of the most commonly performed eye surgeries worldwide.  So What Is A Cataract? A cataract is the result of a clouding that occurs to the natural crystalline lens in the eye. Although most cataracts are caused… Read More

Why Are Eye Exams Important?

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Do you wear glasses? Do you remember the last time you had an eye exam? Most adults and children have not had a comprehensive eye exam in over a year. Less than half of the adults in the U.S. got an eye exam in the last year. Like going to the dentist and doctor every… Read More

Are You A LASIK Candidate?

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Are you annoyed with wearing glasses or contact lenses? Have you been suffering from dry eyes because of your contacts? Do you think about what life would be like without your glasses or contact lenses? Glasses and contacts are great for improving your vision, but daily use can be inconvenient! If you have been thinking… Read More

Why Is Eye Dilation Important?

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Getting regular eye exams are necessary for your health. Making sure that you treat any vision problems improves your quality of life in many ways.  This can include eliminating headaches and improving your work or school performance, among other benefits. While most people know that eye exams are important, they may not understand why eye dilation… Read More

Do You Know The Warning Signs Of Dry Eye?

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Patients experiencing dry eye should know that it is a common condition. Why might you have dry eye? It’s likely because your tears lack the elements needed to keep your eyes moist. If you do not make enough tears or produce poor quality tears, then it is possible to get dry eye. Keep reading for some of… Read More

Some Frequently Asked LASIK Questions: Answered

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LASIK surgery is the poster child of modern vision correction. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, chances are you’ve considered undergoing the surgery yourself. Many people are on the fence and just need some solid information on what to expect to pull the trigger. Are you thinking about LASIK? This Q&A is for you! What… Read More

What Is iLASIK?

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If you’re thinking about getting LASIK, chances are you’re surfing the web to gather all of the information you can before scheduling your procedure. When researching LASIK surgery, it is not uncommon to come across a plethora of different phrases, types of LASIK and medical jargon. All of this differing info can be confusing, to… Read More

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