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 →
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 →
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 →
Many of the middle-aged patients we see at Laser Eye Center of Miami express regret that they missed their chance to have LASIK when they were younger. Fortunately, our outstanding ophthalmologist, Dr. Gabriel Lazcano and Dr. Abraham Awad, have good news for them: it usually is not too late to have refractive surgery! Age does not disqualify a patient from having LASIK. If a patient is interested in LASIK, it is worth asking your doctor if he or she is a good candidate for the procedure, regardless of age. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →