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Dry eye syndrome is a condition where one cannot produce enough tears or none at all to keep the eyes moist. Tears play a vital role in maintaining visual health as they help keep the surface of the eyes smooth. Tears also protect the eyes from getting infections and wash away harmful particles. A tear is a mixture of mucus, oils, water, and special proteins and antibodies.
LASIK is a popular eye procedure that can correct refractive errors in vision. According to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, over 600,000 Americans each year opt for LASIK treatment for their astigmatism, nearsightedness, or farsightedness. This procedure offers many benefits for anyone who wears prescription eyeglasses. If you want to learn about the benefits of LASIK surgery, here’s what you should know.
Keratoconus isn’t a well-known eye condition, mainly because it isn’t as common as many other eye diseases. Nevertheless, it is significantly debilitating and can have a very real and permanent effect on patient vision without prompt diagnosis and treatment.
Laser trabeculoplasty is the primary treatment for glaucoma. It involves using a laser to correct the drainage angle of your eye. The surgery seeks to ease fluid flow (aqueous humor) from the front part of your eye. Proper drainage decreases the pressure inside the eye. Laser treatment is done when eye drop medications fail to lower intraocular pressure.
Health problems can affect any part of our body, including our eyes. There’s a range of different conditions that can affect the health of our eyes and our vision, with one of the most common being macular degeneration. Also known as age-related macular degeneration or AMD, this condition is characterized by the gradual loss of central vision. This doesn’t cause blindness but does make many day to day activities like watching television, driving and recognizing faces more difficult.
Many people with astigmatism fear that regular contact lenses cannot help with their condition. Fortunately, technological advancement has birthed toric lenses, the tailor-made solution for astigmatism. The lenses’ unique design helps to end or reduce the corneal astigmatism progression. The lenses also resolve uncorrected distance vision.
Treatment of glaucoma consists of medical and surgical therapies. While surgical therapy is gaining traction (especially in the area of MIGS), medical therapy remains the cornerstone of treatment algorithms. Therefore, today’s topic will focus on the different options of medical therapy and their side effects, as well as a sneak, peek of what we might have in the future.
Cornea transplants are the most common and most successful transplant surgeries across America. The rejection rate for this surgery is low, and most patients have their vision fully restored. A cornea transplant surgery is used to correct vision after cornea damage from a traumatic injury or disease.