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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Many people do not realize it, but “cataract” is just out-of-date terminology for the age-related degeneration of the eye’s internal, natural lens.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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PreLex FAQ

Curious about PreLex? You're in the right place   Will the PreLex surgery reduce or eliminate glare during the day time and especially at night from car headlights?  It depends on what the cause is. If you are experiencing night glare because of...

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What can I do about my lazy eye?

Can my lazy eye be corrected?  There are actually two related situations that non-eye doctors refer to as “lazy eye:” strabismus and amblyopia. The former can be “cross-eyed” or more rarely “wall-eyed,” depending on whether the...

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What would happen if one uses a higher power of eye glasses for hyperopia than they need?

Overcorrection in hyperopic patients is not well tolerated generally. These eyes are accustomed to maintaining an elevated degree of ciliary muscle tension just to neutralize the hyperopic blur at distance. They are furthermore conditioned to accommodate (increase the ciliary...

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