Risks, Benefits, and Side Effects of Glaucoma Surgery
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by Broberg Eye Care
3h ago
Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve, typically occurring when fluid builds up and starts to increase pressure inside the eye. More than three million Americans have glaucoma, yet only half of those people know they have it, according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness and there is no cure. Eye drops and oral medications can be prescribed to help treat glaucoma, but in serious cases, surgery is the only option to lower eye pressure to prevent or to slow down damage to the optic nerve. Understandably, you may have many questions ..read more
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The Evolution of Cataract Surgery
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by Broberg Eye Care
2M ago
Cataract surgery goes back further than you may realize. It’s not only one of the most common surgeries on the planet, it’s also the oldest. In fact, cataract surgery is considered to be among the most successful treatments in the world of medicine. In its infancy, cataract surgery was only called upon for the most advanced or mature cataracts, with vision impairment near that of blindness. Today, due to advancements in surgical techniques and improved safety procedures, the requirements for cataract removal have shifted significantly to a much earlier stage of development, says the National ..read more
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Cataract Surgery: Everything You Need to Know
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by Broberg Eye Care
3M ago
If you have been told you need cataract surgery, you no doubt have some concerns and questions. But keep in mind that cataract surgery, the most commonly performed surgical procedure, is one of the safest surgical procedures you can have, according to Johns Hopkins. Cataracts affect nearly 21 million Americans over the age of 40, with more than six million Americans having had cataract surgery. We know you have questions, and we’re here to answer them. Why Does a Cataract Form? A cataract forms when the natural lens of your eye starts to get cloudy. This cloudiness is a result of protein b ..read more
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IOL Implants: All About Lens Replacement After Cataracts
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by Broberg Eye Care
5M ago
An intraocular lens, or IOL for short, is a small artificial lens designed to replace the eye’s natural lens that’s removed during cataract surgery. In other words, cataract surgery removes one or both cloudy lenses and adds a clear IOL implant to improve vision, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Just like contact lenses or eyeglasses, IOL implants are available in various focusing powers. To find out which power you will need, your ophthalmologist will take measurements of the length of your eye as well as the curve of your cornea. Types of IOL Implants Most IOLs are com ..read more
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What is a Posterior Capsulotomy?
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by Broberg Eye Care
6M ago
Sounds like a mouthful, but a posterior capsulotomy is basically a kind of laser surgery many people might need after cataract surgery to help them see more clearly if their vision gets cloudy again, says the American Academy of Ophthalmology. During cataract surgery, an ophthalmologist will remove the cloudy lens in your eye, replacing it with a clear, artificial intraocular lens, or IOL. It’s secured in place within your eye’s natural lens capsule but with the passage of time (months or years later), the capsule can get cloudy or wrinkled, which can result in blurry vision. This is known a ..read more
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8 Cataract Surgery Side Effects and What to Do About Them
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by Broberg Eye Care
7M ago
Being told you may need cataract surgery can be overwhelming. You may not know what to expect and you may be concerned with any possible side effects. Fortunately, side effects are rare with this type of surgery and discomfort is mild, but it’s still wise to know and understand what could happen. If you do experience these side effects, they are typically not serious in nature, but it is best to be informed. Here are the top side effects that could happen after your cataract surgery in Austin. 1. Blurry Vision It’s not uncommon to experience blurry or unclear vision after surgery, sometime ..read more
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How to Choose a Cataract Surgeon
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by Broberg Eye Care
8M ago
If you suspect you have cataracts or have been referred to a few cataract surgeons by your doctor, you may wonder what the next step is. How do you choose the best cataract surgeon in Austin? There are many factors to consider, from reputation and years of experience to success rate and comfort level. It all comes down to who you feel comfortable with and who you trust with such a delicate procedure. Meet with a few beforehand to put your mind at ease. But first, what’s a cataract? A cataract is when the natural lens in your eye becomes cloudy as a result of the break-down of proteins. Catara ..read more
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Is LASIK Permanent?
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by Broberg Eye Care
9M ago
We get this question a lot here at Broberg Eye Care. The answer is, while the effects of LASIK surgery are permanent, it’s possible for some patients to see decreasing benefits over time. More on that in a bit. First, let’s define what LASIK is and who may be a good candidate for this procedure. LASIK: Defined LASIK, a type of refractive surgery, utilizes a laser to treat a variety of vision problems caused by certain refractive errors, which is when the eye does not bend, or refract, light properly, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In order to see correctly, light rays mus ..read more
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Can Diabetic Retinopathy be Reversed?
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by Broberg Eye Care
10M ago
Diabetic retinopathy is a serious eye condition that can result in vision loss and blindness in those with diabetes. It impacts blood vessels in the retina, which is the light-sensitive tissue layer found at the back of the eye. Diabetic retinopathy, caused by high blood sugar due to diabetes, happens to be the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults. According to the CDC, diabetic retinopathy affects nearly one-third of adults over 40 with diabetes. Having diabetes is the biggest risk factor for diabetic retinopathy, but w ..read more
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The Best Contacts for Dry Eyes
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by Broberg Eye Care
1y ago
According to the Dry Eye Directory, 5 to 10% of people in America suffer from dry eyes. That’s up to 50 million Americans, and you might be one of them. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at what causes dry eyes, how to know if you have them, and the best contacts for dry eyes. What Causes Dry Eyes? Dry eye is a corneal condition that can cause bothersome irritation and discomfort. There are several factors that can contribute to dry eyes: Age Medical conditions such as Sjogrens Syndrome Use of certain medications Environmental pollutants Hormonal changes In addition to affecting ocular c ..read more
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