Posts tagged “cataracts”

Wear Sunglasses For Cataract Prevention

October 7th, 2013
Wear Sunglasses For Cataract Prevention

Last August saw a national awareness campaign organised by opticians and allied eye professionals in the USA. The campaign was to raise the profile of how cataracts can be developed and how they can be prevented. Cataracts which are a kind of thin veil covering the lens of the eye are normally associated with people […]

New England Ophthalmologist Now Using New Technique

January 23rd, 2013
New England Ophthalmologist Now Using New Technique

Laser eye surgery has been around for several years now. The normal technology in use by eye surgeons and others is LASIK surgery. However an American ophthalmologist based in New England is offering his patients a different kind of surgery. This is also aimed at patients with cataracts. In fact the practitioner is apparently the […]

Are You Suitable For LASIK Surgery?

September 26th, 2012
Are You Suitable For LASIK Surgery?

There are lots of adverts these days on the TV promoting laser eye surgery. However not everyone is suitable. What’s more, the adverts (perhaps for obvious reasons) do not emphasise this fact. To start with anyone who has an illness such as diabetes may not be suitable for treatment. The reason is that the disease […]

Laser Surgery Offers More Options

June 18th, 2012
Laser Surgery Offers More Options

Advances in laser eye surgery are thought to offer patients greater opportunities to improve eyesight; in particular help for patients with cataracts. Cataracts are generally an age-related problem. Traditionally, removal of cataracts required invasive surgery. Laser surgery on the other hand is quick, painless and more importantly doesn’t require major surgical techniques. With an aging […]

The Future of Ophthalmology

May 20th, 2011
The Future of Ophthalmology

Ensuring good eye sight for life is perhaps one of the most personal of health concerns; particularly since around 50% of the population wear spectacles or need some aid to vision. But how is ophthalmology developing? There are in fact 5 trends. First is cataract surgery. Until relatively recently surgery involved having a major operation […]

The Problem With Getting Older

April 20th, 2011
The Problem With Getting Older

As one gets older it is inevitable that eyesight will be one of the first things to be affected. However it is not always realised what sorts of problems occur with aging. As such, it is perhaps useful to recognise what they are. One of the commonest eye ailments is cataract. The latter can be […]

New Technique to help Cataracts

February 1st, 2011
New Technique to help Cataracts

One of the major problems when getting old is the development of cataracts. At one time nothing could be done about this. However nowadays surgery including laser surgery is helping transform peoples’ lives. Along with new techniques, scientists are also developing many other ideas. One particular innovation is called Clearsight and is the result of […]

Seeing Clearly: The Truth About Cataracts

December 27th, 2010
Seeing Clearly: The Truth About Cataracts

Given society’s overabundance of information and the ease with which it is spread, doctors are finding themselves having to correct the misinformation people unknowingly share. When we, or someone we know, go in for treatment we find ourselves sharing our symptoms and procedures with other individuals who are suffering from the same or similar maladies. […]

Laser Treatment, The Cure For Cataracts

November 19th, 2010
Laser Treatment, The Cure For Cataracts

That seems likely according to scientists. With around 300,000 people being treated for cataracts every year, laser treatment appears to be at the forefront. In fact, it is one of the commonest carried out in the UK. The procedure which lasts 45 minutes replaces a clouded lens with a clear artificial one. While this is […]

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