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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Which Parts Of Laser Cataract Surgery Are Assisted By Lasers?

February 28th, 2017

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Laser cataract surgery is not as scary as it sounds. In fact, it’s only advanced further and further to become the routine procedure it is today. So much so that portions of the surgery that used to use lasers or ultrasound technology can be performed using lasers. But before we go into how lasers have added an extra layer of sophistication to this procedure, let’s talk about how cataract surgery is typically performed.

The Traditional Method

Cataracts are a buildup of protein on the eye’s lens. Since they can’t be broken up with eye drops or medication, surgical intervention is required to remove the lens and insert a new, artificial one.

Your ophthalmologist makes incisions in your cornea, the transparent topmost layer of the eye. Your doctor then injects a glue-like substance into the eye to help it maintain its shape during the surgery. Its thickness prevents the liquid from oozing out during the operation.

The lens is then separated from the lens capsule using a salt solution. Once this has happened, an ultrasound device breaks up the separated lens into small pieces before sucking it out of the eye. This process is known as phacoemulsification.

The new lens is then inserted through the incision where it is able to unfold within the eye.

The Laser Method

Laser cataract surgery has the same outcome as traditional laser cataract surgery. At present, there is not a big enough difference between the two methods to suggest that you are getting a lower quality of care with either, so this is a decision that should be made under advisement from your doctor. Both are safe and effective.

With laser cataract surgery, a laser is used to perform the steps that are usually performed by a blade. A femtosecond laser is used to make the corneal incision. Once the incision has been made, the laser also assists with breaking up the lens, meaning less energy is needed to remove the lens, reducing the amount of possible complications.

As mentioned, both methods are commonly used and have similar success rates. Ultimately, it comes an issue of personal preferences and medical situation. This makes a conversation with an ophthalmologist extremely important. Your ophthalmologist can provide the answers you need to determine how you can undergo laser cataract surgery as comfortably as possible.

Laser cataract surgery has experienced marvelous leaps in precision, patient success outcomes, and specialization over the decades. Barring complications, laser cataract surgery takes about 10 minutes per eye to perform.

Our team at Feinerman Vision Center has been consulting on and performing laser cataract surgery for individuals throughout the Newport Beach area for years. If you think your vision impairment may be due to cataracts, give us a call to book a comprehensive eye exam today. If cataracts do turn out to be the issue, you can speak with one of our laser cataract surgery specialists for a professional consultation and start your journey towards clear vision. Give us a call today!

How LASIK Makes a Night Out 100 Times Easier

February 23rd, 2017

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Thanks to prescription lenses, issues like myopia, astigmatism, and hyperopia don’t condemn us to a life of difficulty. The wide availability and styles of frames makes it easy to remain fashionable while correcting refractive errors, and contacts are there for those times when spectacles simply won’t do for a given outfit. Despite our appreciation for these vision correction tools, there are times when we simply wish we didn’t have to deal with the hassle at all.

This hassle is heightened when going out for the night or celebrating a special occasion.

Dress With Style With Ease

Even people who adore how they look in their glasses are sometimes dismayed at the prospect of wearing them with a cocktail dress or an evening gown. Additionally, glasses can detract from or even get in the way of a fancy updo.

Never Worry About What Activities Are Planned For The Evening

Sometimes, you want to be spontaneous and go with the flow during a night out. In other cases, your plans may be in the hands of others like a friend or a date. For some people, whether they choose glasses or contacts revolves around what activities they will be participating in. With LASIK, it doesn’t matter whether it’s sports, dancing, or a fancy dinner that’s planned for the evening. You’re set to head out without giving your vision correction a second thought – it’s already been corrected.

Apply Makeup With Ease

If you wear glasses or contacts, makeup can be a lengthy process. When you wear glasses, a subtle eyeshadow is obscured by your glasses minimizing your efforts. Choosing to wear contacts to show off your work introduces its own unique hassles. Wearing eye makeup with contacts requires a song and dance to keep things hygienic. You have to put your contacts in, apply your makeup, and when it’s time to remove your makeup, take your contacts out before doing so. You can only imagine the amount of time it would take to fix your eyeliner or try something new altogether.

Go Straight To Bed When You Get Home

Again, contacts are a helpful alternative to glasses if you’re going to a party, but when you’re coming home from a night out all you want to do is go straight to bed. You can’t do that with contacts.

With contact lenses, you can’t quickly wash the makeup off your face and let your head hit your pillow. Instead, you have to go through the step-by-step process of removing your contacts in a sanitary way. It’s super important to do this right, but it’s also the last thing you want to think about in the middle of the night.

LASIK introduces a special kind of convenience to people with refractive errors. In fact, it’s almost as if they never needed glasses or contacts at all. More and more Americans are choosing to take control of their life and independence by going the LASIK route.

For more information about LASIK, book a free consultation with Dr. Feinerman. Our team of LASIK specialists at our Newport Beach location would be happy to chat with you about the procedure. Book your appointment today.

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