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23
Mar
0

Presbyopia Correction: The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay

Presbyopia Correction

What is Presbyopia? Presbyopia is an age-related condition that results in gradual loss of near vision.  As we age, the lens of our eye loses elasticity and begins to harden.  This results in a lessened ability to focus on objects up close. Presbyopia most commonly begins to become noticeable in your mid to late 40’s....

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27
Dec
0

SMILE Laser Eye Surgery: Explained

The ReLEx SMILE procedure is the newest and most advanced form of refractive eye surgery.  First came PRK, then the LASIK revolution, now SMILE is set to revolutionize laser vision correction once more. Surface ablation surgery Subepithelial ablation Excimer laser treatment Extended visual recovery time Patient discomfort Flap surgery Stromal ablation Excimer laser treatment or...

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14
Apr
0

Blade-Free Cataract Surgery

Blade-free cataract surgery is a huge step forward from normal cataract surgery. Traditionally, cataract surgery wasn’t a type of laser eye surgery. With advancements in technologies and techniques, however, cataract surgery is more effective than ever before. What are cataracts? A cataract is common visual impairment identified by the clouding of the lens within the...

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2
May

Minimum age for LASIK surgery

The FDA has approved excimer lasers for use in LASIK for patients as young as 18 years of age. Surgeons could perform LASIK in patients younger than 18 but such a treatment would be considered off-label. The concern for younger patients is that the glasses prescription has not yet stabilized and the person would later...

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18
Mar

Walnut Creek LASIK eye surgery patient with hyperopia

Recently, we had a LASIK patient in our Walnut Creek LASIK facility who was over 50 and suffering from hypermetropia (also called hyperopia or far-sightedness) as well as presbyopia (the inability to see near objects due to aging). This Walnut Creek native was confused about the difference between hyperopia, far-sightedness, and presbyopia. This confusion is...

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28
Jan

How much would LASIK cost me?

Q: How Much Can I Expect LASIK Surgery for -3.75 D to Cost on the Average? (WaveFront) A: It is a common misunderstanding that the cost of LASIK depends on the prescription. While some low cost centers might connect the price of LASIK eye surgery to your prescription, the most common reason for this is...

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1
Oct
0

Safety and LASIK: Corneal Thickness

Q: Can I Do Lasik? My Cornea Thickness is 490 Microns? I decided to have lasik on both eyes. The doctor said everything is good except my cornea thickness was right eye 490 microns – left eye 488 microns. Can I have lasik? The doctor recommended not to wear contact lenses for three months and...

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1
Oct
0

Should I get laser eye surgery?

Q: Should I get laser eye surgery A: Whether or not you should have elective surgery on your eyes is an impossible question to answer in a forum because your individual eyes are unique and your vision demands are so variable. Only after a comprehensive examination from a knowledgeable doctor could you know if you...

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27
Sep
0

Eye movements during LASIK

A recent patient in our Walnut Creek office asked this question: Q: What if my eye moves during LASIK? A: While attempted fixation on the target is important, our current laser systems have effective tracking abilities that follow the eye’s movement. In fact, if you look at eye tracking videos on LASIK technology websites you...

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27
Sep
0

Options for vision correction surgery

Q: My eyesight is -6.00 and I am only 16. Would I be able to get laser surgery when I am older? A: There are many options for vision correction surgery. Lasik is the most popular and well known form of vision correction surgery. It has the advantage of quick vision recovery and virtually no...

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24
Sep
0

Overnight Contact Lens Wear and LASIK

Question: I Am Considering LASIK to Treat Astigmatism Using the IntraLase Method? I often sleep in my contacts and am concerned with how that will effect the readiness of my eyes for the procedure. Answer: While there are some contact lenses that have been FDA approved for overnight wear, many eye care professionals still consider...

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10
Sep
1

What is Wavefront LASIK?

Walnut Creek LaserVue Eye Center uses a wavefront aberrometer to measure the internal aberrations of the eye. This technology is the first step in performing a “customized” wavefront LASIK treatment. During this measurement, the medical device will measure Higher-Order Aberrations (HOAs) in the eye, such as coma, trefoil, and spherical aberration. These HOAs are not...

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6
Sep
1

Can Lasik Surgery Help High Myopia?

LASIK for high myopia (near-sightedness) There are a number of factors that need to be considered for your highly near-sighted prescription. 1. Corneal thickness – laser vision corrections on the cornea reduce the thickness of the cornea in order to flatten it. If your prescription is too high or the cornea is too thin, it...

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20
Aug
0

Is Bladeless Lasik the Same As ilasik? Which is Best?

Question: I would really like to know if bladeless lasik is technically the same thing as ilasik? Or is ilasik just a TM name? Do you get the same results of bladeless lasik as you do with ilasik? A lasik provider says they use bladeless lasik (intra-something lasik). Is that ilasik that all the other...

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9
Aug
0

Q: Should I Have Mono Vision at Age of 38?

I’m 38 and I already had one eye LASIK 2 weeks ago which I obtain 20/20 vision. I have problem seeing close. If I do Lasik on the the remaining eye for -1.25, will it prevent me having to wear reading glasses later? (I don’t need reading glasses currently) Will it be difficult for me...

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