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 hours in total, from checking in to leaving the facility. There is little to no pain associated with the procedure [...]

2022-01-24T21:43:55-06:00January 24th, 2022|FAQs, Surgery|0 Comments

Does Dilation Increase Eye Pressure? (Must-Know Facts)

Our eyes are filled with fluid called aqueous, that helps keep them inflated like a ball. Normal eye pressure can change throughout the day and vary from person to person. In healthy eyes, this fluid drains constantly to keep the eye pressure steady. If your eye pressure is high and your eyesight is regularly deteriorating, it could be a sign that the optic nerve of your eyes is gradually getting damaged. A tonometry test checks [...]

2022-01-10T06:50:51-06:00January 10th, 2022|Diagnosis, FAQs|0 Comments

Does Everyone Get Cataracts? (Explained)

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. Most people who get cataracts don't lose any vision. Surgery removes the cloudy lens and replaces them with a clear [...]

2022-01-02T22:22:24-06:00January 2nd, 2022|Diseases & Conditions, FAQs|0 Comments

Questions to Ask Before Cataract Surgery

Q: What is a cataract? A: A cataract is defined as a clouding of the lens of the eye that causes reduced vision. Q: What causes a cataract? A: Aging is the usual cause of cataract. Sometimes cataract may be caused by an injury to the eye or as a result of some other eye disease. Occasionally it may be due to the prolonged use of steroid medications. Patients with diabetes may develop cataract at [...]

2019-12-10T20:43:42-06:00December 10th, 2019|FAQs, Treatment|0 Comments

Intravitreal Injection: Frequently Asked Questions

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 the back of the eye. For the drugs to reach the retinal layer, we need to inject them into the [...]

2019-12-16T22:21:36-06:00June 12th, 2017|FAQs, Treatment|0 Comments

What kind of anesthesia is used for cataract surgery?

There are two main purposes of anesthesia for cataract surgery. The first is that the patient should not feel pain. This is the primary reason and is very important from the patients’ perspective. Ophthalmic surgeons call it ‘sensory anesthesia’. The other important aspect of anesthesia in cataract surgery is that the eye should not move during surgery. The eye is supposed to be static so that the surgeon can visualize the tissues better and does [...]

2019-12-15T10:51:49-06:00April 14th, 2017|FAQs, Surgery|0 Comments

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 in males. The mean age of appearance of Grave's thyroid disease is about 41-42 years. This disease is usually self-limited [...]

2017-04-10T19:01:48-05:00February 28th, 2017|Diseases & Conditions, FAQs|0 Comments

Is High Eye Pressure Always Glaucoma?

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 called as ‘Ocular Hypertension’ (OHT). On the other hand, there are some people who have normal eye pressure but they [...]

2019-12-09T07:08:38-06:00February 25th, 2017|Diseases & Conditions, FAQs|0 Comments

When Should I Change My Reading Glasses?

We need reading glasses to correct presbyopia. Presbyopia is a condition which appears around the age of forty years in which distance vision is good but objects at close distance are blurred. This condition is related to age and is clinically similar to hypermetropia (far-sightedness) which is found in younger age group. Click here to know more about presbyopia. Symptoms of Presbyopia Around the age of 40 years, you may start noticing that you cannot [...]

2017-05-30T13:00:48-05:00February 23rd, 2017|FAQs, Glasses and Lenses|1 Comment

Do You Need Glasses After Cataract Surgery?

In a traditional cataract surgery, the opaque natural lens is removed and it is replaced with an artificial lens. The power of these intraocular lenses (IOL) is individualized and calculated before the surgery. The power of the lens is meant for vision for distance only. For all the near work, which includes reading, you need to wear glasses to see well. The good news is that we now have multifocal and bifocal IOLs which [...]

2019-12-17T07:11:31-06:00February 11th, 2017|FAQs, Glasses and Lenses|1 Comment
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