Lasik and Eye sensitivity
Immediately following LASIK surgery most patients will experience a decline in the quality of their vision. During the healing process, vision slowly adjusts to the patient’s final result. During this healing process it is also normal for the eyes to become sensitive in a couple of different ways. An experienced eye doctor will talk to patients in-depth about what they can expect after Lasik surgery.
As we age, cataracts, or clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye, can become problematic. The eye’s natural lens forms a white matter which blocks light rays from reaching the retina properly, and this leads to such problems as Blurred vision, Light sensitivity, Glare in bright light, Color distortion and Halos around lights. Pennsylvania Cataract Surgeons at Northeastern Eye Institute (NEI) offer modern, state-of-the-art cataract treatment to help you regain the freedom of clear vision.
YAG laser capsulotomy
About 20% of patients will develop haze behind the intraocular lens (IOL) implant following cataract surgery. This haze may result in glare, blurred, or hazy vision. This condition is known as posterior capsule opacity and is sometimes referred to as “secondary cataract.” Posterior capsule opacity may be treated with a minor laser procedure known as a YAG laser capsulotomy. Using the YAG laser, Dr. Bruckner removes the hazy capsule behind the IOL lens. This procedure is painless and only takes a few minutes. In Augusta Georgia, Dr. Bruckner is known for his expertise in treatment of cataract patients with his “No Stitch, No Shot, No Pain, No Bandage” small opening cataract surgery, which offers very rapid visual return at the Academy of Cataract and Laser Surgery.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness among Americans over the age of 65. It is a condition marked by deterioration of the macula (a layer of tissue located in the center of the retina), the portion of the retina responsible for central, sharp vision. It is important to go to your ophthalmologist for regular macular degeneration screenings after age 45. Please contact an eye doctor today to schedule an eye exam.
Intraocular Lens (IOL)
An IOL is a clear, artificial lens that requires no care and becomes a permanent part of your eye. IOLs are 5 or 6 mm lenses made of silicone or plastic inserted into the eye. IOLs come in foldable and non-foldable varieties. Foldable IOLs can be slipped into the eye through small incisions. Once inside your eye, the IOL unfolds to take position. Sutures are not needed, as the incision is self-sealing. An IOL improves your vision by allowing light to pass through to your retina. You also will not be able to feel or see your IOL lens. At Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates, New Jersey Cataract Surgeon Dr. Almallah specializes in cataract surgery.
Cataract formation is typical later in life as an unfortunate side effect of aging, affecting both men and women usually around the age of 65. Although not everyone will get cataracts, spending a lot of time in the sun, smoking, and other lifestyle factors may increase your chances. A cataract is essentially a clouding of the eye’s lens, and may cause a varying degree of vision obstruction. When cataracts become larger, they can obstruct the lens and interfere with the way your optic system processes light, creating a blurry view. Not all cataracts will cause vision disturbances – sometimes they cause only minor clouding and do not worsen. When the lens loses clarity due to a cataract, the only solution is to replace the lens through cataract surgery. If you’ve already had your annual eye exam, but begin to notice some changes in your vision, schedule an eye evaluation right away. Patients with cataract formation may experience blurred vision, hazy vision, changes in colors, loss of contrast, impaired night vision, or poor distance vision.
Intralase is an alternative to the traditional microkeratome method used in LASIK surgery. A laser designed specifically to create a corneal incision, the Intralase allows your surgeon a degree of precision and accuracy that is more difficult to achieve using the traditional methods.