Can Dry Eye Affect Your Vision?

September 18th, 2018

Dry eye syndrome occurs when the eyes lack the lubrication they need, due to a problem with either the quantity or quality of the tears or excessive evaporation of tears. While the most common symptoms of dry eye are chronically dry, irritated eyes, the condition can also take a toll on visual clarity. Read on […]

Will LASIK Fix Astigmatism?

August 12th, 2018

Astigmatism is an often-misunderstood vision problem. Not only do some people spell it improperly — it’s “astigmatism” and not “a stigmatism” — many assume it is an eye disease when in fact it is a refractive error (an error affecting how the eye refracts, or bends, light). Since many people don’t realize astigmatism is a […]

Can Dry Eye Be Reversed?

July 13th, 2018

Dry eye is a chronic condition that affects millions of Americans. Someone with dry eye either does not produce enough tears to keep the eyes properly moisturized, or produces tears that are of poor quality and cannot sufficiently lubricate the eyes. Those experiencing symptoms of dry eye (e.g., itchy, irritated eyes; sensitivity to light; general […]

Can Cataracts Cause Blindness?

June 13th, 2018

The visual deterioration caused by cataracts can be worrisome. Those that have experienced the loss of clear vision and other worsening cataract symptoms may wonder if they are destined to become blind. Dr. Ernest Kornmehl, an experienced cataract surgeon at Kornmehl Laser Eye Associates, discusses the possibility of that happening in this post.

Is LASIK Permanent?

May 14th, 2018

People considering laser vision correction with LASIK usually want to know how long the results of surgery last. Will the clear, crisp vision produced by LASIK last forever, or does visual clarity dissipate over time? Experienced LASIK surgeon Ernest Kornmehl of Kornmehl Laser Eye Associates reveals the answer in this post.

5 Surprising Facts about LASIK

April 14th, 2018

Since it was approved by the FDA in the ’90s, LASIK surgery has helped millions of Americans enjoy clearer, sharper vision. Despite its popularity and well-documented history of safety, there is still a lot of misinformation and questions surrounding LASIK. In this post, Dr. Ernest Kornmehl of Boston area  Kornmehl Laser Eye Associates reveals some […]

Early Detection Is Crucial To Treating Glaucoma

March 15th, 2018

Glaucoma, known as the “Silent Thief of Sight,” affects over 3 million people in our country. What’s frightening about glaucoma is that only half of those affected know they have the disease. By the time it is detected, glaucoma may have already stolen a person’s precious sight. Dr. Ernest Kornmehl of Boston area  Kornmehl Laser […]

FDA Approves Gene Therapy for Rare Form of Blindness

February 13th, 2018

In December 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved LUXTURNA™, the first and only gene therapy drug for the treatment of a rare condition that can cause blindness.  Dr. Ernest Kornmehl of Boston area Kornmehl Laser Eye Associates explains what this exciting news means.

LASIK vs. Contact Lenses

December 15th, 2017

The decision of whether to wear contact lenses or undergo LASIK is not straightforward. There are many important factors to consider, like the cost, safety and daily convenience of each option. If you are faced with the decision of how to correct imperfect eyesight, respected eye surgeon Ernest Kornmehl can help. Here, he discusses some […]

Will I Have Sensitivity to Light after LASIK?

November 15th, 2017

For many patients, LASIK is a life changing experience. The procedure provides clear vision and freedom from the confines of glasses and contact lenses. However, like any surgery, LASIK is not without risks. Rarely, patients experience mild post-operative symptoms that can be uncomfortable for a few days. One of the common symptoms is temporary sensitivity […]