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The Success of Ocular Surface Optimization Prior to Cataract Surgery

Those with cataracts can benefit from cataract surgery to regain their vision. Several things can affect how well the procedure goes. One of these is the condition of the ocular surface. It would help to understand ocular surface optimization and how it can affect cataract surgery's success.

The Role of the Meibomian Glands in Dry Eye and LipiFlow® Effectiveness   

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition among Americans. By April 2022, about 16.4 million Americans had been diagnosed with the condition. The condition causes discomfort in your eyes, which can lower your quality of life. It can especially become unbearable if you wear contact lenses. Contact lenses can aggravate the symptoms significantly and may lead to corneal abrasions.

How Can Retinopathy Blindness Be Prevented?

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease that affects people with diabetes. It occurs due to retina blood vessel damage at the back of the eye. Retinopathy may not exhibit symptoms in the early stages, and patients may only experience mild vision issues. 

Common Eye Emergencies & When to Call Your Doctor

There are countless different types of accidents and emergencies across the United States every year. Roughly 2.4 million of these are eye injuries. Our eyes are extremely sensitive and fragile, and even the slightest bit of harm has the potential to have serious and long-term consequences for our vision. Fortunately, if they are detected early enough, it’s possible to prevent any permanent damage.

Dry Eye & Allergies: Know the Difference

Many problems that affect our eyes share some of the same symptoms, including dry eyes and allergies that affect the eyes. Unfortunately, this can make them difficult to tell apart and to know which treatments you should use to help alleviate your symptoms.

When is the Right Time to Treat Cataracts?

Most people have heard of cataracts – a common eye condition that occurs when the small, transparent disc that forms the lens of your eye starts to develop cloudy patches. Cataracts form because the proteins that are usually evenly dispersed across the lens start to change and clump together in clouds. These clouds get progressively bigger until they start to become difficult to see through.

Diagnosing and Treating Glaucoma

Glaucoma can severely affect your vision, but early treatment can help protect it. Getting regular dilated eye exams is the first line of defense for treating serious eye illnesses such as glaucoma. That way, your eye doctor can catch diseases while they can still be treated, ultimately saving your eyesight.

What Is the RxSight® Lens Implant?

A cataract develops when the natural lens in your eye turns hard and cloudy. This causes blurry vision, making it difficult to see. Cataracts are a leading cause of vision impairment. The only treatment for this eye condition is to remove the hard, cloudy lens and replace it with an artificial one. 

Dry Eye: The Blepharitis Connection

Blepharitis is an inflammatory condition that affects the eyelids. It’s very common, and many people will experience it at some point during their lifetime. Blepharitis is most often linked to bacterial or skin conditions, which contributes to the condition’s commonness.

Candidates for Eyelid Biopsy and Excision

Eyelid biopsy is a method used to diagnose and manage eyelid tumors. It uses techniques such as incisional, excisional, shaves biopsies, and punch, depending on the eyelid lesion or your doctor’s preference. It may seem scary, but the procedure can be of great help to your general health.,+415+N+Causeway,+New+Smyrna+Beach,+FL+32169&ludocid=8187326901652864243#lrd=0x88e72942de87c211:0x719f3a705104bcf3,3