What are the common symptoms of a cataract?
Cloudy, fuzzy, and blurry vision; poor night vision (headlight glare); colors may seem dim or different from what you can remember; frequent changes in your eyeglass prescription; and double vision. These symptoms can also be the cause of other eye problems, so make sure that you contact your ophthalmologist for an accurate diagnosis.
Can glaucoma be cured with laser treatment?
Laser treatment can help control the symptoms of glaucoma, but no treatments are currently available to cure glaucoma. SLT Laser treatment helps maintain normal eye pressure and minimize future damage to the optic nerve.
Do wet and dry age-related macular degeneration have early, intermediate, and advanced stages?
Early age-related macular degeneration patients have several small drusen or a few medium-sized drusen. There is no vision loss or symptoms at this stage. Intermediate age-related macular degeneration patients have many medium-sized drusen or one or more large drusen. Some people may need more light for tasks, such as reading. A blurry spot may appear in the center of the visual field. Advanced age-related macular degeneration patients exhibit a large number of drusen deposits and a breakdown of RPE and photoreceptor (light sensitive) cells and supporting tissue in the retina. A large blurry spot occurs in the center of the visual field and can become larger and darker, eventually causing a complete loss of central vision.
Why do my pupils have to be dilated?
Dilation of the pupils is an essential part of a complete eye examination. It is necessary to permit a complete evaluation of the inside parts of the eyes.
What is an IOL that is used during cataract surgery?
An IOL stands for intraocular lens. Intraocular lenses are tiny lenses made of a synthetic material that are implanted in the eye to replace the eye's natural crystalline lens when it becomes clouded with a cataract(s). Most patients are treated today with foldable intraocular lenses. A foldable IOL is made of silicone or an acrylic that can be rolled or folded for insertion. An IOL completely replaces the eye's natural crystalline lens. When cataracts form on the eye's natural lens and impair vision, the most effective solution is to replace the eye's natural lens with an IOL. Our practice offers premium IOL's that can now correct astigmatism and allow for very good distance and reading vision without glasses.