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Can diabetic retinopathy be treated?

Yes. Many of the problems caused by diabetic retinopathy such as swelling of the retina, bleeding in vitreous and scar tissue can be treated with modern techniques such as injections, laser or surgery. The earlier problems are found the easier they are to treat before vision loss becomes irreversible. Early and periodic dilated eye exams…

How can vitreo-retinal problems be treated?

Problems with the retina and vitreous including retinal tear, retinal detachment, severe intraocular infection, eye disease and trauma can lead to vision loss and even blindness. Surgery, lasers and injections can correct problems before vision is lost or prevent further deterioration from occurring.

What makes advanced lenses different from aspheric IOLs?

The aspheric monofocal (fixed-focus) lens implant provides excellent vision after cataract surgery, however most patients will require bifocals and/or contacts to have near and intermediate vision. Advanced lenses offer the greatest opportunity to reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses.

What is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is an irregularly shaped cornea, resulting in a vision error that occurs when light rays entering the eye scatter instead of providing a single focal point. Regular astigmatism is the most common type, in which the shape of the cornea resembles a football. Astigmatism can usually be corrected with eyeglasses, special contact lenses (toric…

How well will I see after the LASIK procedure?

Some patients may experience small vision changes during the first several months, which is a normal occurrence as the cornea reaches its stable state. Based on recent studies, some patients who undergo all-laser LASIK using wavefront-guided technology will see better than they could in glasses or contact lenses.

Are there any risks or side effects with LASIK?

As with any surgery, laser vision correction involves a degree of risk. Dr. Lahners gives patients the information regarding those risks and answers any questions that they may have. Results of clinical studies indicate that the chances of having a vision-reducing complication are less than 1 percent. Recent studies have suggested that LASIK is safer…

Will the procedure hurt?

The LASIK procedure causes little or no discomfort and no needles are used. Instead, Dr. Lahners uses anesthetic drops to numb the eye just before surgery begins. After a LASIK procedure, the patient may feel a slight gritty sensation for a few hours, but should be quite comfortable after taking a short nap. Dr. Lahners…

What are the advantages of LASIK surgery?

* no risk of blade-related complications * faster visual recovery * less discomfort after surgery * less risk of corneal haze or scarring * less need for prolonged use of anti-inflammatory eye drops * better quality vision * better for patients with dry eyes