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Would you wear glasses or have LASIK?

Well, actually I have had LASIK. It was performed over 25 years ago and yes, I am doing fine. I have to wear reading glasses some now, but that was expected. Because most nearsighted people today have access to and can successfully wear contact lenses, LASIK is hardly a...

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Will glasses become a thing of the past?

Will glasses become a thing of the past as technology increases?  “Needing glasses” can be considered shorthand for what eye doctors call having a “refractive error” in one’s vision. Nearsightedness (myopia) is where distance vision is...

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What factors should I consider before opting for laser treatment for correcting myopia?

Many factors should be considered before deciding to undergo Laser Vision Correction. While the overwhelming majority of patients are thrilled with the results, it is not 100%. And there are some who wish they had never had it done. Perhaps the biggest factor is having a...

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What affects the focusing power of the eye?

Perhaps because the eye is compared to a camera so often, most people think the natural lens, located immediately behind the iris/pupil, is the agent of most, if not all, the focusing power of the eye. It may be a surprise, then, to learn the CORNEA (the clear dome...

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Is there a surgery to remove floaters?

Yes, there are but they should be approached with some prudence. Laser vitreolysis is performed by a few ophthalmologists using the YAG laser. While there is not much data from controlled studies, it appears to be reasonably effective in those situations where the vitreous...

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What are the chances of failure of LASIK?

This question is a good one and is asked by many. Everybody considering LASIK should carefully consider the answer because the results are going to largely permanent. I am not sure what you mean, though, by “failure rate.” Blindness? Still having to wear...

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Correct Astigmatism and Nearsightedness Simultaneously: Visian Toric ICL

 Visian Toric ICL Woodhams Eye Clinic is the first in Georgia to provide a new solution for patients with moderate to high levels of nearsightedness and astigmatism in one simple lens-based procedure following FDA approval of STAAR Surgical’s Visian Toric...

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Why did my vision drastically improve after cataract surgery?

Many people do not realize it, but “cataract” is just out-of-date terminology for the age-related degeneration of the eye’s internal, natural lens. That lens does have a “prescription” much like your glasses or contact lenses. A lens prescription...

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