Should I Have LASIK?

Any elective surgery is an important and often difficult decision. LASIK eye surgery is considered safe and effective by medical standards, but does that mean that it is right for you? Convenience vs. Risk LASIK and other refractive surgery procedures…

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LASIK and Diabetes

Millions of people have chosen LASIK surgery to improve their eyesight. But is LASIK a safe choice for someone with diabetes? Medical research has identified a clear link between diabetes and eye-related complications. Those who have diabetes are at a…

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PRK Recovery Time

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a noninvasive refractive surgery in which the surgeon uses an excimer laser to reshape the cornea of the eye by removing the epithelium, the gel-like outer layer of the cornea. PRK, one of the first (and…

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PRK vs. LASIK

PRK and LASIK have enabled millions of people to achieve excellent vision. If you are considering laser eye surgery, there are a number of options to consider. Two of the most well-known procedures are LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) and…

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Custom LASIK vs. Traditional LASIK

Traditional LASIK has been around since the 1990s and has been performed on thousands of people around the world.  It has produced excellent results for the majority of people who have utilized this life-changing procedure. Custom LASIK is a more…

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Questions to Ask a LASIK Surgeon

If you are considering LASIK, it is important to discuss the benefits and risks that could result from correcting vision with surgery rather than eyeglasses or contact lenses. Each LASIK candidate has a unique set of general and eye health…

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Cataracts in Ancient Egypt

Have you ever wondered how vision problems were treated hundreds or thousands of years ago?  If you thought there weren’t any treatments before modern day medicine, you may be surprised. Each year, cataract surgery permits millions of people to improve…

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LASIK Candidate

LASIK eye surgery can be very successful when performed on the right patient. LASIK can treat severe degrees of nearsightedness, moderate amounts of farsightedness and astigmatism, but LASIK is not right for everyone. While the goal of LASIK surgery is…

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LASIK Surgery Recovery Time

The vast majority of patients see very well after LASIK surgery and are happy with their vision. LASIK recovery is often minimal and very little time passes between surgery and when patients achieve very clear vision. In location, Dr. Atwal is…

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Cataract Surgery Recovery

Modern cataract surgery is very safe and effective. In fact, the overall success rate of cataract surgery is about 98%. Typically, the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia and the cataract surgery recovery time is minor.…

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