What Is the Difference Between Open-Angle and Angle-Closure Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is an eye disorder characterized byan increase of pressure in the eyes. This pressure can damage the optic nerve, causing vision loss and in some cases total blindness. Patients who have a family history of glaucoma are at an elevated risk for glaucoma.
Although several types of glaucoma exist, most cases fit into two categories: open-angle glaucoma and angle-closure glaucoma. The team at Laser Eye Center of Miami explains the differences between these categories of glaucoma. Continue reading
Understanding the Different Types of Cataracts
While all cataracts impair vision by clouding the eyes’ lenses, not all cataracts are the same. To help patients better understand cataracts, the doctors at Laser Eye Center of Miami have provided this guide to distinguish between the types of cataracts that can develop on the eyes. Read on to learn about nuclear sclerotic cataracts, cortical cataracts, posterior subcapsular cataracts and congenital cataracts: Continue reading
Why LASIK Has Become So Popular During the Pandemic
Many trends have emerged during the coronavirus pandemic, such as socializing on Zoom, doing jigsaw puzzles and baking sourdough bread. At Laser Eye Center of Miami, our team has noticed another trend: a rise in patients seeking LASIK. The Refractive Surgery Council confirms that vision correction procedures have “soared” after people stopped sheltering at home. Here are some of the reasons patients have shared for having laser eye surgery. Continue reading
When Is It Time to Get Reading Glasses?
Around middle age, you may notice that your ability to focus on up-close objects is on a steady decline. This condition, known as presbyopia, strikes almost all adults around the age of 45. Although presbyopia cannot be cured, it can be treated. To keep your vision in top shape, the team at Laser Eye Center of Miami elaborates on some of the indicators that it is time for you to get reading glasses or seek some other treatment for presbyopia: Continue reading
What Celebrities Have Said about Their LASIK
Over 10 million Americans have had LASIK. While most of these patients are ordinary people, it is also a popular procedure among celebrities. Some people have doubts about the safety and effectiveness of LASIK, so they may find it reassuring to learn that even rich and famous people choose this procedure to correct their refractive errors. Here Laser Eye Center of Miami discusses some of the notable figures who have been happy with their LASIK results: Continue reading
It’s Glaucoma Awareness Month: Why Screenings Are So Critical
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. When it comes to glaucoma, awareness is everything: approximately half of all people with glaucoma do not realize they have this potentially blinding condition. To better educate our patients, the eye team at Laser Eye Center of Miami explains why screening for glaucoma is so vital. Continue reading
At What Age Should You Start Worrying about Cataracts?
Nearly half of all adults who reach the age of 75 develop cataracts. This common eye condition clouds the natural lens, causing blurry or hazy vision. At Laser Eye Center of Miami, our award-winning eye doctors meet with patients who are worried about the formation of cataracts. Here, they explain what age cataracts should become a concern. Continue reading
5 Tidbits about Glaucoma You May Find Surprising
Glaucoma occurs when an abnormal amount of pressure builds up in your eye. That pressure can put undo stress on your optic nerve, which in the long term can lead to serious vision loss. Laser Eye Center of Miami offers multiple treatments to preserve the vision of glaucoma patients. Our doctors encourage you to learn more about glaucoma to better protect the longevity of your sight. Continue reading
What to Anticipate the First 24 Hours after LASIK
As far as surgeries go, LASIK is extremely safe and the recovery is remarkably easy. With that said, the first day is considered the most critical. In an effort to make the process as simple and worry-free as possible, the skilled doctors at Laser Eye Center of Miami are here to provide you with a rundown of what you can expect in the first 24 hours following LASIK. Continue reading
Eye Conditions That May Be Hereditary
Sometimes eye disease is the result of external environmental factors, while other times people are quite literally born with them. There are hundreds of eye conditions with known genetic links. With that in mind, it is worthwhile for patients to know their family history of eye disease so they can be aware of what they are at risk for. In this blog, the expert doctors at Laser Eye Center of Miami share some of the most common hereditary eye conditions. Continue reading