If you are searching for LASIK options in Miami, you may be bombarded with a number of “types” of LASIK, such as “bladeless” and “traditional” LASIK. Laser Eye Center of Miami offers the most advanced laser for vision correction, and is the only center to do so in Miami-Dade County. Dr. Gabriel Lazcano explains below how this modern vision correction technology improves LASIK. Continue reading
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What Are My IOL Options When Having Cataract Surgery?
Cataracts are very common, and so is the surgery used to address them. Cataract surgery involves replacing the clouded lens of the eye with an artificial one. This artificial lens is referred to as an intraocular lens (IOL) and can not only restore cataract-related vision loss but also help with other vision issues, such as astigmatism. Dr. Gabriel Lazcano and Dr. Abraham Awad of Laser Eye Center of Miami discuss the different types of IOLs below. Continue reading
What Is Intraocular Pressure and What Can You Do About It?
During your last eye exam, you may remember your doctor utilizing a tool to measure your intraocular pressure and check for common eye issues that may raise the pressure in your eye. Gabriel G. Lazcano, MD, and Abraham Awad, OD, of Miami explain intraocular pressure and its role in maintaining the health of your eye. Continue reading
5 New Things to Try After Having LASIK
LASIK can transform the way you see, but many of our satisfied patients at Laser Eye Center of Miami seem most excited about the smaller changes they didn’t even consider prior to surgery. After spending so many years relying on eyeglasses or contact lenses to see, being able to enjoy more of the little things in life is a bonus. Continue reading
Can I Prevent Presbyopia?
Have you ever noticed that your friends and family members have an increasingly difficult time reading text once they hit middle age? You’re not imagining things: presbyopia (also known as age-related farsightedness) is a condition in which the eye’s lens gradually loses its flexibility, hindering its ability to focus the light to the retina. As their lenses get stiffer, people can no longer see objects up close as well as they used to.
At Laser Eye Center of Miami, our team of savvy eye doctors treat patients with presbyopia every day. Here, our experts explain what patients can do about presbyopia and whether there are any options for preventing it. Continue reading
How Much Downtime Do I Need After Cataract Surgery?
When you hear the word “surgery,” you probably first think of a complicated procedure that involves weeks of recovery. While that may be true of many types of surgery, that does not apply to cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is considered a surgery because it involves removing the eye’s lens, but the operation is gentle enough that the ensuing downtime is not substantial.
In this blog, Dr. Gabriel Lazcano and Dr. Abraham Awad of Laser Eye Center of Miami explain in greater detail what amount of downtime you can expect following cataract surgery. Continue reading
Great Foods To Eat After Having LASIK Surgery
The LASIK surgery recovery process is usually described as “quick and easy.” After a day or so, you can expect to be back to most or all of your normal activities without limitations. With that said, LASIK is surgery, and after the procedure, you probably won’t have the energy or desire to prepare elaborate meals while you initially recuperate. Planning ahead can ensure you’re getting the nutrients your body needs to heal without spending a lot of time or effort in the kitchen. Here, the team at Laser Eye Center of Miami suggests some great foods to eat after having LASIK. Continue reading
Why Cataract Surgery Is So Much Easier Than It Used To Be
There has never been a better or safer time to undergo cataract surgery. In the past few decades, cataract surgeons have improved the safety and visual outcomes of the surgery by incorporating the use of state-of-the-art technology.
If you are facing the prospect of cataract surgery, you can feel confident that your treatment will be easier and faster than it was for previous generations — and you will be able to see better, too! Take a moment to learn from the team at Laser Eye Center of Miami how cataract surgery has evolved since its inception. Continue reading
How To Deal with Summertime Pterygium Recurrence
A pterygium is a benign growth that develops on the outer surface of the eye. In addition to being unattractive, this type of growth can cause uncomfortable symptoms such as itchy, burning eyes and a foreign body sensation. Some pterygia grow so large that, left untreated, they start to interfere with vision.
Luckily, the surgery to remove a pterygium is tolerated very well by patients and does not require a hospital stay. But if you have already had a pterygium removed, you need to know that there is a chance it can return. Furthermore, the chances of it growing back are greater in the summertime. In this post, the team at Laser Eye Center of Miami explains why. Continue reading
Questions We Hear from Patients Considering Clear Lens Extraction
When patients think of improving their vision with surgery, LASIK — the most popular refractive surgery on the market — is usually the first procedure that comes to mind. However, another procedure may be worthwhile for patients who are not good candidates for LASIK: clear lens extraction. Here, the ophthalmologist at Laser Eye Center of Miami answers some of their patients’ most common questions about clear lens extraction to help educate those contemplating refractive surgery. Continue reading