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NVISION Eye Centers Performs First KAMRA(TM) Inlay in Oregon
NVISION doctors are among the most distinguished, experienced and educated surgeons having trained more than 1,900 eye doctors throughout California, Nevada and Oregon in laser vision correction. In fact, five of NVISION’s centers have been selected as …
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Dr. Jack Abrams, Cornea and Cataract Surgeon of Las Vegas, Performs Southern
LAS VEGAS, NV, June 28, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ — Dr. Jack Abrams, has performed Southern Nevada’s first femtosecond laser assisted corneal transplant, or Intralase-Enabled Keratoplasty (IEK), at Abrams Eye Institute. This places Dr. Abrams in an …
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Cataract News

New Techniques in Cataract Surgery

Advances in technology have recently made cataract surgery shorter in duration and recovery time. New innovations include improved surgical techniques, the use of local anesthesia, better measuring devices, and more options for lens implantation–all of which improve the surgical experience and outcome. Most patients are now able to return home the day of the procedure and can resume many common activities within a few days.
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Nutrition May Help Prevent Cataracts

According to an Australian study recently published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, proper nutrition may play a significant role in preventing the development of cataracts. Agreeing with some earlier studies, researchers found that antioxidants (like vitamins A, E, and C) help guard against the formation of cataracts. The new study also found, however, that increased consumption of polyunsaturated fats and protein help to prevent cataract formation. Certain B vitamins were also found to reduce the incidence of cataracts.
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Study Suggests Link Between Body Fat and Cataracts in Men

A recently completed Physicians’ Health Study gathered information from men over an average of 14 years to determine how body size and composition affect the development of cataracts. The study found that higher BMI (body mass index), greater waist-hip ratios, and greater height were each independently associated with a higher incidence of cataracts. The results suggest that lowering BMI and abdominal fat may help reduce the risk of cataract formation.
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Cataract FAQ

Who is at risk?

Older people are generally more at risk of developing cataracts than younger people. Approximately 60% of people ages 60 and older have their vision significantly affected by cataract formation. For people over age 55, cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss. In addition, cataracts can result from a variety of other causes, including injury, heredity, and disease.

How is a cataract diagnosed?

Cataracts are usually detected during an examination by a qualified ophthalmologist. Regular appointments are important for early detection of cataracts. Some of the standard eye tests that may be used to diagnose cataracts include:

· Visual acuity test – A chart is used to evaluate how well the patient sees at multiple distances.
· Pupil dilation – Eye drops widen the pupil so that the lens and retina can be better examined.
· Tonometry – Fluid pressure in the eye is gauged in this exam, which also helps detect glaucoma.

How effective is cataract surgery?

According to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), 98% of cataract surgeries are considered successful. Risk is lower in patients who undergo extracapsular or phacoemulsification surgery, both of which leave the eye’s capsule intact. Most patients report improved vision and few complications.

What happens after surgery?

Recovery time after cataract surgery is usually about six weeks, but most discomfort should subside after a day or two. Immediately following surgery, the patient may experience some pain and irritation of the eye. Many patients also experience increased light sensitivity and a small amount of fluid discharge. Special pills and eye drops may be prescribed to promote healing and regulate the pressure inside the eye. Pain relievers may also be taken during the first few days if necessary. Follow-up exams allow the physician to monitor patient progress. Sunglasses or eye shields can help protect the eye while it is healing.

What is the chance of having normal vision again?

Most people will still require glasses or contacts after cataract surgery, despite the improvement in vision that the procedure offers. After surgery, there will be a period of recovery time, while the eyes adjust to seeing without the cataract. If only one eye is treated, the eyes must learn to work together again. Many everyday activities can be resumed soon after surgery, although patients may experience blurry vision for a time. Driving may be impractical and unsafe for at first; the physician can advise the patient on the appropriate time to begin driving again. Also, patients who receive intraocular lenses (IOLs) may notice some color distortion at first. This should resolve itself within a few months, as the eyes adjust to the new, clear lenses of the IOLs.

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The Doctor Game: Cataract surgery not always needed

The Doctor Game: Cataract surgery not always needed
“Ms. X” simply believed she needed reading glasses, but was told by an optometrist that she required cataract surgery. She remarks, “I hesitated, so he sent me to an ophthalmologist for a second opinion. He also agreed that surgery was needed …
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Cataract Surgery – Doctor’s Gift of Light
After being elbowed in the eye and developing a cataract, Thabo Ramushu was forced to write his matric exams with minimal vision. Ramushu wrote his exam in 2014, despite having sight in only his one eye. He passed his exams regardless. Today he is …
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But doctor, why are we talking about cataracts when I have glaucoma?
For patients who have pseudoexfoliation, there are additional advantages to earlier cataract surgery when zonules are not as weak and cataracts not as dense that decrease the risk of complications. In AACG, there is growing research to use cataract …
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Horses, dogs, marine mammals: It’s all about the eyes for this vet

Horses, dogs, marine mammals: It’s all about the eyes for this vet
Cataract surgery is still one of her favorite things. “One of the coolest things I get to see is when we take cataracts out of an animal that’s very visually impaired,” she said. “They open their eyes and have a new lease on life. It’s so cool. They …
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You probably have no symptoms and see just fine, but glaucoma could be lurking
Glaucoma is a collection of related conditions characterized by damage to the nerve that connects the eye to the brain (the optic nerve). It is caused by high pressure within the eye. It’s the second leading cause of blindness in the United States, and …
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