Cataracts and Diabetes: Partners in Crime We’ve all heard of diabetes and cataracts, but did you know the two can be very closely tied? Diabetes is a condition which makes those who suffer from it very prone to developing other conditions. One of these conditions, among many, is cataract development. Cataracts are an extremely [...]
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Cataracts and Presbyopia: Will I Need Reading Glasses After Cataract Surgery? Do these scenarios sound familiar to you? You’re walking through the grocery store, stop to read a label and remember that you can’t see up close as well as you used to. Or, you’re getting settled into bed for the night and pick [...]
Cataracts: Signs and Symptoms Here at the Santa Monica Eye Medical Group, we are experts at detecting the presence of cataracts. We don’t expect you to be too. While there are some signs and symptoms of cataracts you can look out for, they are largely undetectable until they start affecting vision. So, if you [...]
Check Out These LASIK Statistics Are you on the fence about getting LASIK and can’t quite make up your mind? On one hand, you want to see better, but on the other hand, you need to see some statistics to know if it is right for you. Check out some important numbers so you [...]
When most people think of lasers, the images that come to mind are of lightsabers and anti-theft systems meant to thwart burglars in the movies. As cool as they are, lasers also have everyday, but very important, roles. They assist with law enforcement, commerce, and of course with medical procedures....
When people think about correcting their vision with lasers, the first thing that comes to mind is LASIK. LASIK is by far the most popular form of laser vision correction, but it is not the only one! Despite its popularity, not everyone is actually a candidate for LASIK. So, what are your other options? Let’s discuss the most common types of laser vision correction and why they may be right for you.
If you have been diagnosed with cataracts, the thought of having eye surgery to get them removed can be scary. Regardless of how safe, effective and routine cataract surgery is today, many people simply don’t want to have the operation. We understand, surgery is scary. So, do you really have to get cataract surgery? What happens if you don’t?
“Absolutely. LASIK (laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure that reshapes the cornea (front window of the eye) to correct vision. When first approved in 1998, doctors worried about complications and, for that reason, advised patients to have one eye corrected and wait a period of time before having the other eye done.
You have cataracts and they are starting to interfere with your day-to-day life. You are afraid that if you don’t get them removed, you could have a serious problem on your hands. Before you go in for your surgery, it’s important to learn what to expect. That way, you can prepare for your surgery and ensure that everything goes without a hitch.
What are your goals for 2019? If improving your health is one of them, how you can improve your vision and eye health this year! Your eyes are the windows to your world. You use them to navigate, appreciate, and interact with the world around you.