What is a Cataract

Inside of your eye, directly by the pupil, sits a small lens about the size of a plain M&M. This lens is responsible for focusing light on the retina in the back of the eye. Any clouding of this lens is called a cataract.

What is Farsightedness

Farsightedness, or hyperopia, is a common refractive error such as myopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. As the name implies, patients with hyperopia are sighted more for far than they are for things up close.

What is Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases in which the optic nerve that transmits the eye’s image to the brain is under pressure greater than what is can withstand. This pressure damages the nerve causing permanent vision loss.

What is Iritis

The Iris is the colored part of the eye and its primary function is to control the amount of light entering the eye by regulating the size of the pupil. Iritis is a condition in which our body’s immune system gets confused and attacks the iris.

What is Keratoconus

The cornea is the clear skin tissue that composes the outermost layer of the eye. It is responsible for bending the light that enters the eye. Keratoconus is a slow, progressive, thinning of the cornea which causes blurred vision.

What is LASIK surgery

LASIK is a “refractive surgery” procedure which means that its purpose is to reduce a patient’s refractive error or glasses need. PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is a similar type of refractive surgery but is not as common as LASIK surgery.

What is a Lazy Eye

Lazy Eye or Amblyopia is a condition in which one or both eyes cannot achieve 20/20 vision even with glasses. It occurs in children and requires prompt treatment as soon as it is diagnosed or the vision loss will be permanent.

What is Macular Degeneration

Age related Macular Degeneration (AMD) the leading cause of blindness in the United States. Advancements in medical technology and health awareness have significantly lengthened the average lifespans of Americans and others living in developed countries.

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