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What is Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery?

The goal of treatment for glaucoma is to lower the pressure inside the eye. This in turn decreases the stress on the optic nerve which carries the information of sight from the eye to the brain. The optic nerve is being damaged in glaucoma, causing vision loss. There are various treatment options to lower eye pressure, we […]

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Laser for After-Cataract (or PCO)

Normally during cataract surgery, the capsule or bag containing the cataract is preserved and the lens implant is placed in the capsule to hold the lens in place. Over time, this capsule can get cloudy.  This is called an after-cataract or PCO, posterior capsular opacity.  A laser treatment will clear the cloudiness by bursting the […]

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Lens Implants during Cataract Surgery

Why is a new lens implanted during cataract surgery? Cataract surgery removes the cataract in your eye by breaking up the lens and removing it with a machine powered by ultrasound.  This is called phacoemulsification.  Since the cataract is simply your own lens which has become cloudy, your lens is in fact being removed during […]

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What to expect During Cataract Surgery

Arrival at the Hospital Please arrive 2 hours prior to surgery time.  You will be checked in and change into a gown on top. An IV will be placed and vitals will be checked.  The nurse will be instilling several different eye drops throughout the morning.  These drops need approximately 40 minutes to begin working, […]

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