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  • Glaucoma Treatments and Surgery

    Two laser treatments and one surgery may be recommended at different stages in the treatment of glaucoma: Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI), Argonne Laser Trabeculoplasty (ALT) and glaucoma surgery. Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI) This preventative technique is used to preempt the occurrence of a glaucoma

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  • Farsightedness (Hyperopia)

    Farsightedness occurs when light entering the eye focuses behind the retina instead of directly on it. This is caused by a cornea that is flatter or an eye that is shorter, than a normal eye. Farsightedness causes difficulty seeing up close.Symptoms of farsightedness include blurred distance vision,

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  • Intraocular Lenses

    OVERVIEW If your vision is blurred due to cataracts and you are pursuing surgical intervention to correct the problem, you are likely considering which intraocular lens (IOL) to choose, to restore your vision after cataract surgery. There are a variety of IOL options to choose from. Your ophthalmologist

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  • Laser Cataract Surgery

    OVERVIEW To correct the clouded vision caused by advanced cataracts is surgical intervention. If you find yourself pursuing cataract surgery to remove one or both cataract-disease lenses, you may be wondering what surgical approaches are available for treatment. Although eye surgeons have successfully

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  • Irritated Eyelids (Blepharitis)

    Blepharitis is a common inflammatory condition that causes burning, itching and irritation of the eyelids. In severe cases, it may also cause styes and irritation or inflammation of the cornea (keratitis) or conjunctiva (conjunctivitis). Blepharitis is characterized by sandy, itchy eyes, red or swollen

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  • Vascular Treatments

    Laser treatments are used for a variety of vascular occlusions. For central vein occlusion, the purpose of the treatment is to prevent further growth of new blood vessels in the front of the eye. For branch vein occlusions and macular edema (swelling), the treatment is used to close leaky blood vessels

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  • Vascular Occlusions

    Retinal vascular occlusions may involve both arteries and veins. Far more common are retinal vein occlusions. They occur when a retinal vein becomes obstructed by an adjacent blood vessel. This causes hemorrhage in the retina, which can result in swelling and lack of oxygen to the retina and sometimes

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  • Uveitis

    Uveitis is an inflammation of the eye's structures responsible for its blood supply. The structures, called the uveal tract, include the iris, ciliary body and choroid. There are three major types of uveitis, each classified by the structures it affects. 1. Anterior uveitis (also known as iridocyclitis)

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