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pros and cons of laser surgery for glaucoma

Pros & Cons of Laser Surgery for Glaucoma: What to Know

Laser surgery can provide immediate relief from glaucoma-related pain and pressure, but it is also associated with certain risks that should be weighed carefully.  Glaucoma laser surgery lowers intraocular pressure for a period of time. In most cases, patients need to continue using medications that control intraocular pressure, such as eye drops, but laser surgery […]

dos and donts after prk surgery

Dos & Don’ts After PRK Surgery

If you follow your doctor’s instructions after PRK surgery, you’ll ensure the best results possible. By sticking to some dos and don’ts after PRK surgery, you’ll protect your eyes as they heal and avoid any harm or damage that can complicate your recovery. Recovery outcomes are usually highly successful for PRK, with most patients happy […]

exotropia surgery

Exotropia Surgery (Strabismus or Eye Muscle Surgery): What to Expect

Exotropia surgery corrects an outward turning of the eyes.  Generally, nonsurgical interventions are first attempted. If those are not successful, eye muscle surgery is performed to correct the issue.  What Is Exotropia? Exotropia is a condition in which the eyes turn outward instead of remaining aligned centered. Exotropia is a form of strabismus, which is […]

stroma medical

Stroma Medical: Laser Surgery for Permanent Eye Color Change

Stroma Medical Corporation is a research and development company that patented a laser system to permanently change the color of a person’s eyes.  Unique shades of blue, hazel, gray, and amber can typically be found underneath the darker pigment of an eye. The laser surgery brings these underlying shades of color to the forefront, providing […]

double eyelid surgery

Double Eyelid Surgery: Costs, The Procedure, Risks & More

Double eyelid surgery is a procedure that creates a crease in the upper eyelid, giving the patient more rounded eyes and a wider field of vision. This turns a monolid into a double eyelid.  Although some people seek the treatment for health reasons, most patients undergo the procedure for cosmetic purposes. Double eyelid surgery is […]

how to fix cross eyes

Strabismus (Crossed Eyes): Types, Causes & How to Fix

Strabismus is an eye condition that affects babies, young children, and adults, in which the eyes cross or misalign. One eye points in one direction, whereas the other eye focuses. It occurs for multiple reasons, ranging from family history to stroke.  Although there is no way to prevent being crossed-eyed, treatments can improve and correct […]

Corneal Transplant Surgery Keratoplasty

Corneal Transplant Surgery Keratoplasty: About the Procedure & Who Is a Candidate

Keratoplasty, or a corneal graft, is an operation that removes all or part of a damaged cornea and replaces it with healthy donor tissue. A successful corneal transplant can reduce pain, restore vision, and improve the appearance of a diseased or damaged cornea. Who Needs Corneal Transplant Surgery? Several conditions result in corneal transplant surgery, […]

Astigmatic Keratotomy

Astigmatic Keratotomy: Eye Surgery for Astigmatism Correction

Astigmatism is a common eye ailment that is easily corrected by one of three surgeries, including astigmatic keratotomy (AK). Eye doctors have performed AK, also known as accurate keratotomy, for more than a century. Today they achieve better results by using a femtosecond laser to scale back on the excess curvature of the cornea. About […]

Raindrop Eye Surgery

Raindrop Eye Surgery: Everything You Need to Know

Raindrop surgery was a preferred surgical method of treating presbyopia. It had advantages over other similar procedures because it did not involve reshaping the cornea, but candidates had to be between 40 and 65 years old. The procedure was halted after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a recall when a study showed 75 […]

Eye Surgery

KAMRA Inlay Surgery: Pros, Cons, Costs and More

KAMRA inlay surgery is a vision-correction procedure for people who want to correct presbyopia, which is a condition that makes it difficult for someone to refocus accurately on objects both near and far. The surgery involves one eye and takes less than an hour. Recovery time is 24 to 48 hours, although it can take […]

Enucleation of the eye

Enucleation of the Eye (Eye Removal Surgery)

During enucleation, surgeons strive to leave extraocular muscles and remaining orbital contents intact. The structures help with the implant of a prosthetic eye six to eight weeks after the initial procedure. Although enucleation results in loss of visual function, the procedure is performed to enhance a patient’s quality of life. Reasons for Enucleation One of […]

Laser iridotomy eye surgery

Laser Iridotomy Eye Surgery: Procedure, Side Effects, and More

Ophthalmologists perform laser iridotomy to alleviate eye pressure that threatens to cause long-term vision loss. The surgery takes only a few minutes, and its purpose is to minimize the development of glaucoma, the second-leading cause of blindness. The outpatient procedure can halt further vision loss, but it cannot reverse vision loss that has already occurred. […]