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Cataracts are one of the most common ocular conditions seen in older patients, affecting more than 24 million Americans who are over the age of 40. Studies show that by the age of 80, more than half of all Americans will have cataract in at least one eye. Unfortunately, it is a progressive condition that cannot be halted, and the only option for patients to be able to see clearly once more is to undergo surgery. If you have been diagnosed with a cataract in both eyes, you are probably already thinking about surgery, particularly if your vision is already significantly compromised.
LASIK laser vision correction is a permanent way of altering a patient’s vision so that you are much less or no longer reliant on eyeglasses or contact lenses to see clearly. It works by changing the shape of the front window of the eye, known as the cornea, so that light is refracted more accurately. This enables the image that the retina sends to your brain to be viewed with much greater clarity.
Here are our top tips for a swift and healthy recovery from your cataract surgery.
Dry eyes are sometimes a side effect after LASIK surgery. Learn about dry eyes after LASIK, and how to treat it.
Before undergoing LASIK, patients will need to prepare for their procedure. Learn how to prepare for LASIK, and what to expect after your treatment.
The effects of LASIK can drastically improve your vision, giving some patients 20/20 eyesight. Learn more about the effects of LASIK and whether it will permanently improve your vision.
Intraocular lenses, or IOLs, effectively treat a range of eye disorders, and they are sometimes used as an alternative to LASIK. Learn more about the benefits of IOLs here.
Following appropriate eye care after LASIK can help reduce the risk of infection. Learn more on taking care of eyes after LASIK surgery.
Blepharitis is an irritating eye condition that is somewhat easy to prevent. Learn these tips on how to prevent blepharitis and keep your condition from worsening.
Diabetic retinopathy is a lesser-known diabetic complication that can lead to blindness. Learn the causes and treatments for diabetic retinopathy at Progressive Ophthalmology.
PRK and LASIK are common laser vision corrections. Learn the differences between PRK and LASIK at Progressive Ophthalmology in Queens, NY.
Glaucoma is a common eye condition that can lead to complete blindness. Learn the what causes glaucoma.
During cataract surgery, the eye's lens is replaced with an intraocular lens. Learn what intraocular lenses are made of, and how they work at Progressive Ophthalmology in Sunnyside New York.
Are you suffering from cataracts, but anxious about surgery? Learn how cataract surgery can stop your cataracts from growing back.
Have you recently been diagnosed with cataracts? Learn when cataract surgery is needed, and why you should not wait until the last minute to seek treatment.
One of the greatest indicator to tell if you have cataracts is blurred vision. There are also some lesser known risk factors and indications. Learn more here.
Are you worried that you've done something to cause your eye doctor? Read our blog to learn what caused your cataracts and ways to avoid them.
Are you worried you might have cataracts? Cataracts are not an uncommon age-related eye disorder. Learn more about cataracts, and how to detect them.
Cataracts are a common age-related eye disorder that is easily treated. Learn about cataracts, how they form & how to prevent them.