Cataract

Cataracts can be treated with a number of refractive procedures which replace the damaged lens in the eye. Cataracts can be treated with surgery and the use of intraocular lens (IOL) such as the ReSTOR® lens, or a multifocal IOL lens such as the ReZoom® lens…

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve which is located in the back of the eye. The optic nerve carries the images we see to the brain. Most of you already know that glaucoma has something to do with the “pressure ” within the eye. The higher the pressure inside the…

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Hyperopia (Farsighted)

Farsighted people usually see distant objects more clearly than close objects. Farsightedness is caused by any combination of a short eyeball and flat corneal curvature. In this case, light hits the retina before it can come into sharp focus. Hyperopia, unlike normal vision…

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Myopia (Nearsighted)

Myopia, unlike normal vision, occurs when the cornea is too curved or the eye is too long. This causes light to focus in front of the retina, resulting in blurry distance vision. Nearsightedness is the most common refractive disorder. It is estimated that on…

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Astigmatism

Astigmatism, unlike normal vision, occurs when the cornea is shaped like a football (more curved in one direction than the other) and often occurs in combination with myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness). This causes light to focus in more than one…

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Presbyopia

Presbyopia is a vision condition in which the lens loses its flexibility, making it difficult to focus on close objects. During the early and middle years of life, the crystalline lens of the eye has the ability to focus both near and distant images by getting…

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Flashes and Floaters

Flashes and floaters can be alarming. Usually, however, an eye examination will confirm that they are harmless and do not require any treatment. Aging of the eye: Most flashes and floaters are caused by age-related changes in the gel-like material, called…

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