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Eye Injuries from Falls Are on the Rise – Tips to Reduce Your Risk

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Ophthalmology discovered that the number of people hospitalized with eye injuries increased 18 percent in 13 years. The team that conducted the study believes the increase is due to falls among elderly people, and that limited vision from common vision disorders may be… Read the full article

Risks and Complications with LASIK (Pt. 8)

Corneal Ectasia Corneal ectasia is a disorder that appears just like keratoconus but develops after LASIK.  It is also called secondary keratoconus oriatrogenic keratoconus.  It is very rare, and its causes are uncertain. Some patients who develop ectasia after LASIK would have developed keratoconus even without LASIK surgery because of their genetic predisposition. Other patients develop it because… Read the full article

Risks and Complications with LASIK (Pt. 7)

Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis This condition, diffuse lamellar keratitis (DLK)- also known as “sands of the Sahara” syndrome- is an inflammation that occurs in the space between the corneal flap and the underlying stroma. This relatively rare condition is typically observed by the doctor the day after surgery. You may have no symptoms, or you may notice some haziness… Read the full article

Risks and Complications with LASIK (Pt. 2)

Overcorrection Overcorrection results when the refractive error is changed more than was intended. An initial, or temporary, overcorrection may occur and usually rights itself in the first month. After a treatment for farsightedness, an overcorrection would make you temporarily nearsighted. In this case, your distance vision would be somewhat blurred and your near vision rather good…. Read the full article