Category: <span>Laser Eye Surgery</span>

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Can I Have LASIK If…

If you’re one of the many bespectacled people who have considered LASIK laser eye surgery, you may have heard of the term “eligibility criteria” or something similar. Basically, are you suitable for LASIK?

While the definitive answer to this question lies with your eye specialist, there are some general guidelines that can help you know whether to expect a resounding “yes, you are!” or a disappointing “no, unfortunately not.”
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Is LASIK eye surgery right for you?

Is LASIK Eye Surgery Right For You?

 

Picture this: It’s the dead of night. Only a sliver of moon is visible through the clouds, casting deep, motionless shadows across your house. Suddenly, the stillness is broken by a tinkling noise from downstairs. You awaken with a startle, eyes frantically blinking away the sleep. It sounds like an intruder! Trying to pull your legs out from under the covers, you rub at your eyes to clear them but your vision is so blurry you can hardly see your slippers on the floor. It’s so hard to see… not only because it’s dark but because you’re also myopic and you broke your glasses two weeks ago and your contact lenses are in the bathroom drawer but you don’t think you could see well enough to make it to the bathroom, especially when your slinky cat has a penchant for tripping unsuspecting humans. Meanwhile, the intruder has stolen all your fine china and the good cutlery you bring out when your in-laws come for dinner.
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The History of Laser Eye Surgery

The process that we know as “vision” involves multiple, complex functions and numerous anatomical structures along the visual pathway. A disruption to any of these functions – from the movement of the eye muscles to the focusing of light into the eyeball to the transmission of the visual signal through the brain to interpretation of this signal – can result in various problems, including headaches, double vision, failure to process the visual signals meaningfully, loss of areas of the visual field, and of course, blurry vision.

For the majority of humans, blurry vision arises from problems at a specific step in the visual pathway – the refraction and focusing of light through the eyeball. This leads to what we call “refractive error.”
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Research & Publications

What eye floaters look like

Food for Floaters

It’s a fly! No, it’s a spider! No, it’s a…. vitreous floater. Though you may be relieved to realize you’ve not …

Happy senior couple

Cataract Surgery Could Reduce Dementia Risk

With dementia affecting almost 6 million people in the US, it wouldn’t be unexpected that you may personally know of someone …

Woman with a bionic eye

Bionic Eyes Aren’t Just for Terminators

When you hear of a bionic eye, what first comes to mind? For those who grew up in the 80s and 90s, there’s probably a picture …