View it in your browser JANUARY Newsletter 2020
Crystalens IOL for better results in cataract surgery
A cataract can have a great impact on a person’s quality of life. The clouding of the lens of the eye reduces vision to varying extents, gradually leading to complete blindness, if neglected. Thereby, it could have a debilitating effect on a person’s overall state of health and lifestyle.

However, cataract surgery can remove this cloudy lens, replacing it with a new artificial lens, enabling clearer vision and improved quality of life. This surgery is rather common (over three million cataract surgeries are performed every year) and is one of the safest and most successful medical operations.

An appropriate intraocular lens (IOL) can replace the natural lens and restore vision to a great extent under many distance variations. The monofocal lens is suitable in most cases, however, it is fixed and does not allow for the eye’s natural movements. IOLs move with the eye in response to the light, and are best suited for patients who prefer this natural feel in their eyes.

Many different types of IOLs are available in the market, and the Crystalens IOL is ideal for producing clear and sharp vision while correcting presbyopia and common refractive errors. It also provides sharper distance vision. It is stabilized in the eye with two microscopic hinges that are not seen or felt, thereby being quite comfortable.

If you want to benefit from Crystalens IOLs during cataract surgery in Laguna Hills, CA, call Dr. George Salib of the Orange County Eye Institute at (949) 441-5444 and schedule a consultation.
Learning about LASIK from an Eye Surgeon
Laser in-situ keratomileusis or LASIK is a popular surgery for vision correction in those who have astigmatism or even those who are farsighted or nearsighted. The surgery focuses on the reshaping of the clear front part of your eye, the cornea. This ensures that the light traveling through the cornea is correctly focused onto the back of the eye.

Prior to the surgery, you will have to meet your eye surgeon to get a thorough understanding of what is to be expected during and after the procedure. During the course of this discussion, he or she will evaluate your medical history and also conduct a thorough eye examination. Once the initial evaluation is completed and you have clarified all your concerns, you can schedule an appointment for the procedure!

The key benefits of LASIK is that it has a strong track record of over two and a half decades of success with almost 96 percent of patients reporting that they have achieved their desired level of vision after the procedure. Since the eye surgeon uses numbing drops, the procedure is almost pain-free! Further, you will see the difference in your vision, as soon as the day after the procedure. In fact, most patients’ dependence on contact lenses or eyeglasses is dramatically reduced and many don’t even require them after the procedure. Further, with LASIK you do not have to worry about any stitches or bandages after the procedure.
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Understanding LASIK Eye Surgery
If you are looking for a stitch-free procedure through which your vision can be corrected, LASIK might be the perfect solution for you! An eye surgeon may recommend this procedure to you if you want to correct astigmatism, nearsightedness or farsightedness. With LASIK you might even be able to stop wearing contact lenses or eyeglasses!

During the surgery, the eye surgeon inserts a laser instrument by which a thin flap is created in the cornea. This flap is then peeled back and another laser is used for the reshaping of the underlying corneal tissue. Once the cornea has been reshaped in a manner that light can be properly focused onto the retina, the flap is put back in place and the surgery is over!

Contrary to your expectations, the procedure is pain-free and also needle-free! The procedure is performed under local anesthesia which is administered as eye drops. The procedure is also relatively short, as it typically takes only about ten minutes. While you may request mild sedation, you will need assistance to get home after the surgery.

Once the surgery is over, your eyes will be dry temporarily, although you may not feel this. Your eye surgeon will provide you with prescription eye drops to prevent inflammation and infection and he or she will also provide you with eyedrops to keep the eyes moist. The healing process is very rapid. Although your vision may be hazy and blurry over the first day, most patients notice an improvement in their vision within a few days after the surgery. You will need to attend a follow-up appointment with your eye surgeon within a day or two after the procedure and bi-annually thereafter.

Keeping the body hydrated with plenty of fluids and humidifiers will maintain moisture in the eyes. When outside, protect your eyes with a hat and glasses. Keep contact lenses clean.
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