Cataract Causes

A cataract occurs when the lens inside your eye becomes cloudy. Things linked to clouding include: Aging (age-related cataracts) Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, such as from sunlight, tanning booths, or sunlamps Diabetes: especially when the blood sugar levels are…

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LASIK Consultation

The first step in having LASIK in Buffalo¬†is scheduling a consultation, during which Dr. Atwal¬†will evaluate your candidacy for laser eye surgery. After a thorough discussion and a non-invasive eye exam, Dr. Atwal will be able to determine if LASIK…

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LASIK Financing

With the average cost of LASIK being more than $2,000 per eye in the U.S. and the procedure not being covered by most insurance plans, you might feel that laser vision correction is beyond your financial means. Thankfully, there are…

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Does LASIK Hurt?

LASIK eye surgery is a very popular procedure in part because it is patient-friendly in many ways. The procedure only takes about 15 minutes for both eyes, and the healing process begins immediately with little to no discomfort. Another perk…

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LASIK Risks

Millions of Americans have had LASIK eye surgery to correct their vision since it was introduced in the United States several decades ago. Although LASIK has an excellent safety profile and a very high success rate, there are potential risks…

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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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