Eye Health

How the Eye Works

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You close your eyes, you can’t see. You open your eyes, you can see. Beyond that, do you really understand how your eyes work? They really are pretty amazing. Read on and you’ll see why. (Here’s a hint – cameras work much like our eyes!)

Your eye is made up of several parts including the cornea, the iris and the retina. Everything you see with your eyes has been processed by the ophthalmic part of your brain, which tells you what you are seeing.

First, light enters through the cornea very much like light enters the lens of a camera. This helps focus the light toward the back of the eye. Since the cornea is curved, the light that comes through it also gets bent or refracted.
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How to Choose a LASIK Surgeon

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If you found out tomorrow that you needed heart surgery, you’d probably seek out the services of the most respected heart surgeon in your area. Even though http://www.sunalplaservision.com/lasik.html LASIK and http://www.sunalplaservision.com/prk.html PRK are not heart surgery, a bad outcome can affect you just as negatively. The truth is…you only get one pair of eyes. That’s why it is so important to choose the best LASIK surgeon you can find.

Pricing is Least Important. The first rule in finding the best LASIK surgeon is to avoid choosing your eye doctor based on price alone. Many LASIK centers advertise their services, but more important than slick advertising are the credentials of the doctor who will be performing your surgery. A surgeon who works with an academic teaching hospital or a hospital known for its advanced technology is a much better bet than one who has no such affiliations. These doctors stay current on the latest technology and techniques, and are constantly exposed to new procedures, which is definitely to your benefit.

Eye Diseases

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Eye diseases range from the minor “pink eye” to major refractive conditions that can result in blindness. A few of the more common are:

• Cataracts

• Glaucoma

• Retinal disorders

• Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

• Cataracts

http://www.horizoneye.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/site.content/type/31020.cfm Cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s lens, and are most common among the elderly population. By the age of 80, statistics reveal that more than half the people in the United States either have cataracts or have undergone cataract surgery.

Traditional LASIK or Custom LASIK?

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LASIK surgery has gone through enormous improvements since it was first approved by the FDA in 1995. The biggest improvement was the application of wavefront technology. The preferred treatment is now Custom LASIK which uses wavefront technology to diagnose your two eyes. There are four companies that make laser systems to deliver Custom LASIK, and all are excellent.

Traditional LASIK diagnosis

In the early years of LASIK, diagnosis was done the same way it is done for your glasses prescription. You sat looking with one eye into an aperture while the eye doctor or his assistant flipped from lens to lens asking you to read the smallest line of letters you could see clearly. That floor-standing device bristling with lenses is a phoropter and is still used every day for prescribing contacts and glasses.

Can Children Have LASIK?

Can Children Have LASIK?

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One of the standard requirements for LASIK candidacy is that you be over the age of 18. The reason for that is that no lasers are FDA-approved for use on anyone below that age, and the FDA’s reason was that most people under 18 still have unstable eyes – refractive instability. But there are cases where that requirement is waived, and some LASIK surgeons are not convinced that age is so important, at least not always. The subject is controversial.

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

This is a condition where one eye does most of the work and the other one weakens. The brain connects just to the one eye, usually by the age of seven or eight. The traditional attempt at treatment is wearing a patch over the strong eye, to stimulate the weak eye and strengthen its connection to the brain. No child wants to wear an eye patch, so compliance is a problem. Sometimes glasses or contact lenses are used instead.

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