Eye Care Updates

reading glasses
21Sep, 2016

CORNEAL IMPLANT FOR PRESBYOPIA

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If you’re tired of reaching for your reading glasses, you may be interested in an FDA-approved implanted device that changes the shape of the cornea to improve near vision in those with “presbyopia” (age-related loss of near vision). The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay is a clear device composed of hydrogel material that resembles a miniscule contact lens. It is intended for individuals who have not had cataract surgery and who need to use reading glasses with +1.50 to +2.50 diopters of power, but do not need glasses or contacts for […]
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lasik eye surgery
11Sep, 2015

LENS REPLACEMENT SURGERY

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While “laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis” (LASIK) surgery may be a very good way for younger patients, in particular, to correct refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism), “lens replacement surgery” (LRS) may be a better option for older patients. Unlike LASIK, which involves reshaping the cornea (the clear front surface of the eye), LRS encompasses replacing the eye lens with an implant. Doing so with a high-tech, multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) helps older patients overcome the effects of “presbyopia” (age-related lens inflexibility that necessitates reading glasses) and cataracts. LRS works best […]
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