LASIK surgery is an extremely effective way to improve your vision if you experience refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. In general, most patients achieve great results, and more than 95% of LASIK patients indicate that they're satisfied with their outcome. As a result, you should be able to confidently expect that you'll be happy with your vision after your procedure.
LASIK surgery has an extremely high success rate, and the procedure can help you eliminate the need for glasses and contacts once and for all. Before deciding to move forward with LASIK, it's important to understand what you should expect in the days and weeks following surgery as your eyes heal and your vision stabilizes.
We've created the following slideshare presentation to provide an overview of what you should expect after LASIK.
One of the reasons LASIK is such a popular procedure is that it results in a permanent improvement in your vision. That being said, there are some occasions when it's possible to experience a slight regression in your vision after LASIK. In the following video, Dr. Richard Foulkes discusses the situations in which vision regression is more likely to occur and the steps he takes to account for this possibility.
Most men and women have everyday habits that impact their health. There are several parts of your daily routine which could harm your eyes, which is why regular eye exams are important to maintain healthy vision and catch eye diseases early. Learn more in the SlideShare below.
If live in the Chicago area, you are lucky to have plenty of options when looking for a surgeon to perform refractive surgery on your eyes. This gives you the chance to compare the qualifications of different ophthalmologists and take a look at the results they achieve.
When was the last time you visited the eye doctor? At our Lombard offices, we frequently see patients who need immediate help with some ophthalmological issue, or who have decided to undergo a corrective vision procedure.
People generally describe a pterygium as a “whitish-yellowish, wing-shaped growth” that grows over a part of your cornea, but what is it exactly? Medically speaking, a pterygium is an overgrowth of fibrovascular tissue and conjunctiva on the surface of the cornea.
When your body's immune system becomes sensitive and overreacts to something you begin to develop allergies. Allergic reactions can occur when the allergen comes in contact with antibodies in the mast cells of your eyes. At the point of contact, your cells release histamine, other substances and chemicals that cause tiny blood vessels to leak, when this happens your eyes become itchy, red, and watery.
Blinking is something that we all do, but did you know about the importance of blinking? The truth is, blinking helps to clean the surface of the eye. The eye is very easily infected, and if we didn’t have the eyelid there to help keep it clean we would develop eye infections much more often. Blinking also helps to flush fresh tears and nutrients across the surface of the eye, this helps to keep it from getting dry.
Most people over the age of 40 that suffer vision loss are developing cataracts. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness throughout the entire world. The number of cases of cataracts far eclipse the amount of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy cases combined!
There are three types of cataracts: