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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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Eyes always tearing?

Tearing eyes can be very irritating and a real nuisance, but it can also be a sign of other eye problems.  Tearing in adults is either due to overproduction of tears or inability to drain tears from the eye. This installment will discuss overproduction of tears. Overproduction of tears: When your eye is irritated or […]

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What is Monovision?

Monovision is when one eye sees far well and the other eye sees near.  This can occur naturally as some people may have one eye which grows longer than the other. Contact Lenses and monovision Many people opt for monovision with their contacts.  As we reach 40 years old, the lens in the eye becomes […]

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Wearing Bifocals Got You Down?

“I hate bifocals!”  This comment was made by one of my patients today.  Years ago there was nothing I could do to help this frustration for those with presbyopia. Presbyopia is when the lens in the eye can no longer focus for near.  This causes blurred vision for reading and sometimes for computer work.  When […]

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Insurances Accepted

*Please note, we do not accept Vision Insurance, only Medical insurance at this time.  To use vision insurance for routine eye care, please consider an optometrist near you.* The Following medical insurances are accepted: Advocate Physician Partners Aetna Blue Cross/ Blue Shield (Not including Blue Choice) Cigna Humana Medicare Tricare UnitedHealthCare     ** Please note HMO insurance […]

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How does cancer affect the eyes?

Different types of cancer can affect your eyes. The following are the most common in adults. Cancer In the Eye Skin Cancer Skin cancer can attack the eyelids, especially in fair-skinned people. Certain cancers can also arise on the front of the eye called the cornea and conjunctiva (white of the eye).  Any red, pigmented, or […]

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Cataract Surgery and Glaucoma

Are cataracts and glaucoma related? Cataracts and glaucoma are separate diseases.  Both affect vision, but in different ways.  Cataracts are when the lens in the eye become cloudy and difficult to see through.  Glaucoma is when the nerve from the eye to the brain begins to be damaged and die off.  If you have glaucoma, […]

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