Do They Put You to Sleep for Cataract Surgery?

Do They Put You to Sleep for Cataract Surgery

During Cataract Surgery, What Kind of Anesthesia Is Used? Older people are more likely to develop cataracts. A simple procedure can replace a cloudy lens with a clear one following the removal of the cloudy lens. The majority of cataract surgeries are now performed as outpatient procedures, and the entire procedure typically lasts approximately 2-3 … Read more

Does Everyone Get Cataracts? (Explained)

Does Everyone Get Cataracts

Does Everyone Get Cataracts Eventually? In a word, yes – but not necessarily at the same time. While cataracts tend to develop in one eye first, they eventually develop in the other eye as well, usually within a few months or years of the initial onset. Cataracts are a normal part of the aging process. … Read more

Intravitreal Injection: Frequently Asked Questions

Intravitreal Injection

What are eye/intravitreal injections for? Intravitreal injection is given into the eye near the retina. Retina is the neural layer on the back of the eye. Diabetic retinopathy and AMD (age-related macular degeneration) are two common conditions affecting the retina. Eye drops cannot treat these conditions because the required concentration of drugs does not reach … Read more

What Causes Bulging Eyes

what causes bulging eyes

The most common cause of bulging eyes (proptosis/exophthalmos) is Grave’s disease, an autoimmune disease. It causes enlargement of the muscles which are responsible for eye movements. Additionally, the vascular congestion and swelling around the eyes cause pressure effects and pushes the eyeballs forward. Grave’s eye disease is 3 to 10 times more common in females than … Read more

Is High Eye Pressure Always Glaucoma?

Is High Eye Pressure Always Glaucoma? 3

No. High eye pressure or intraocular pressure (IOP) is not always harmful and not always associated with glaucoma (damage to optic nerve). The normal range of intraocular pressure is traditionally considered to be between 10 and 21 millimeter of mercury (mmHg) but there are people who have high IOP but no glaucoma. This condition is … Read more