Unwanted lines or wrinkles? The oculoplastics team of EAWDC are experts with the use of Botox to help smooth out those facial blemishes.
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is a leading cause of new blindness and usually has NO symptoms. Learn your risks and what you can do to save your vision!
Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is the most common cause of dry eye. Learn how we can diagnose and treat MGD to improve your dry eye syndrome!
Punctal plugs are a very effective way to treat dry eye syndrome. Tired of using drops? Punctal plugs may be just right for you!
Do you think you have dry eye? Here is a nice review about all you need to know about dry eye. How many of these symptoms do you have?
Here are 3 reasons why you might consider laser cataract surgery with the LenSx femtosecond laser system. Both Drs. Buttross and Ashburn are certified LenSx surgeons!
Have you been diagnosed with a cataract? Do you have presbyopia (need reading glasses)? Learn which implants (IOL) may be best suited for you!
The new Symfony IOL to correct both presbyopia and cataracts is here! Find out why our patients are raving about their renewed vision!
Ever wonder what it means to be board certified? Here’s what it takes to become a board certified ophthalmologist and why it’s important to you.
What Causes Tearing? Excessive tearing, or epiphora, is a common complaint for many patients. It is caused by the overproduction of tears from the lacrimal gland, or decreased tear drainage by the lacrimal ducts. Patients may describe a welling of tears on their eyes, tears dripping down their cheeks, excessive wiping of tears, always carrying around a tissue for wiping, or mucous crusting of their eyes in.
Diseases and conditions of the eye, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts, often can be treated successfully if caught early. Baseline eye exams with an ophthalmologist can detect medical conditions before they become vision threatening. A person’s age, eye health, family history, and medical history then determine how often an eye exam should be performed. Certain factors may warrant more frequent exams. Pediatricians screen newborns and.
A refraction is an important part of an ophthalmologic exam. It requires many steps and expertise. It is usually performed as one of the first steps during an eye examination. First, a patient’s current glasses are read on a machine called a lensometer. Vision is then checked with both current glasses and contact lenses. If a patient is wearing contact lenses, they are next asked to sit.
Monovision is the art and science of allowing one to see both distance and near when presbyopia develops. Presbyopia is the natural change that occurs in everyone’s eyes sometime after the age of 40. The eye’s natural lens loses its ability to focus on reading and tasks at near. Depending on one’s refractive state, presbyopia will affect everyone in different ways and at different times. Presbyopia is.
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in the world. It is an eye disease of the optic nerve. This nerve carries visual information from the eye to the brain. The disease affects peripheral vision first. What are risk factors for glaucoma? The loss of vision occurs over a long period of time. There are usually no symptoms of the disease until the damage.
Chalazion ( pronounced kuh-LAY-zee-un) comes from the Greek word meaning small lump. The plural is chalazia. A Chalazion is an enlargement of an oil-producing gland in the eyelid called the meibomian gland. It forms when the gland opening becomes clogged with oil and its secretions. It is not an infection but inflammation. Chalazia are very common and the doctors in our Washington office treat this condition routinely..
Astigmatism is a type of refractive error. It can be seen with other refractive errors like myopia (nearsighted), hyperopia (farsighted), or presbyopia (decrease in the lens ability to focus on near with age). A refractive error means that the shape of the eye does not allow light to bend properly. Light has to be bent by the lens or cornea correctly before it reaches the retina. If.
The iris is the colored part of the eye. Eye color is determined by two distinct factors: pigmentation of the iris and the scattering of light in the stroma of the iris. Eye color is an inherited polygenic trait influenced by many genes. There could be up to 16 different genes involved in human eye color. The two main genes are located on Chromosome 15. When a.
Floaters are deposits of gel inside the vitreous humor. The vitreous is the clear gel that fills the eye. The deposits can be of various sizes, shapes, and consistency. The vitreous humor is normally transparent. As one ages, the vitreous liquefies and develops these imperfections. Floaters Move with Eye Movement These black “spots” can also appear as circles, lines, dots or cobwebs. Although they appear to be.
Over the last few years, there have been great advances in the contact lens industry. Disposable or frequent replacement lenses became popular in the last ten years. Patients have been able to enjoy the comfort and convenience of these types of lenses. These lenses are ideal for younger patients where compliance or hygiene is an issue. Use a Fresh New Contact Lens Everyday The most recent advance.
LenSx Surgery performed with Alcon’s LenSx® Laser is a truly innovative solution that allows for customization in cataract surgery. A bladeless, computer- controlled laser allows the surgeon to plan and perform your surgery to exacting, individualized specifications. The LenSx® Laser uses a range of highly advanced technologies – including Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)- to capture incredibly precise, high resolution images of your eyes. These images and the.
It is very important to see the correct eye specialist when it comes to your eyes and your ocular health. The level of training is quite different between an ophthalmologist, optometrist, and an optician. Ophthalmologists Complete Medical School An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the eye. Ophthalmologists complete four years of college, four years of medical school and then four years of residency. This.
Think the only health issue you can uncover at your annual eye exam is an eye health issue? While this is a fair assumption, it’s actually very far from the truth. Consider your eyes a bellwether for other issues going in your body. Peculiarities noticed by your eye doctor can be symptoms of other health issues that present in the eyes. Here are a few things that.