Normally, light passes through the crystal clear lens of the eye. A cataract is simply the clouding, or discoloring, of the lens. The cataract blocks the passage of light through the eye. Cataracts usually progress slowly and cause a gradual loss of sight. Using the most up to date methods and instrumentation, cataract surgery is typically performed using a small incision phaecoemulsification technique.
If you are nearing the age for cataract surgery and want a reliable vision correction solution premium lens implants might be a good idea. Cataracts can form at any point in your life but typically form after the age of 55 years old. These lens implants are also referred to as "lifestyle lens implants" because afford excellent vision sometimes without the need for glasses.
As we age, the lens inside our eye loses its ability to focus both near and far. Most vision correction procedures attempt to change the focusing power of the cornea. Clear Lens Extraction, on the other hand, corrects nearsightedness or farsightedness by replacing the eye's natural lens, which has the wrong power, with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) implant that has the correct power for the eye.
Some people do not produce enough tears or the appropriate quality of tears to keep the eye healthy and comfortable. This is known as dry eye. Tears are produced by two different methods. One method produces tears at a slow, steady rate and is responsible for normal eye lubrication. The other method produces large quantities of tears in response to eye irritation or emotions.
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in the United States and is particularly dangerous because it can steal sight without warning or symptoms. Statistics released and reported by the Glaucoma Research Foundation indicates that over four million Americans have Glaucoma … and only half are aware they have it!
Having regular eye exams is key to a healthy eye care plan for people who have diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in American adults.
Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD or AMD), is a disease of the center part of the retina called the macula. The macula controls our central vision and enables us to see fine details clearly. It is what allows us to read, drive a car, and recognize faces or colors.
Routine visits to our office for eye exams is vital to diagnose vision issues early. Prepare yourself for your exam by taking a look at a list of typical symptoms and things to look out for.
Do you have forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet or frown lines? Regional Eye Associates have been treating their clients with BOTOX treatments for more than 10 years.
LATISSE® is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough lashes) to grow eyelashes longer, fuller, darker.
This surgical eye procedure designed to remove fat along with excess skin from the upper and lower eyelids. If a patient has drooping eyelids or heavy bags under the eyes, blepharoplasty can improve both vision quality and facial appearance.