Category: Cataract Surgery

Get the Facts: Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery Versus Standard Cataracts Surgery

There are two safe and effective methods to perform cataract surgery: laser-assisted cataract surgery and standard cataract surgery. What is Traditional/Standard Cataracts Surgery? Traditional cataract surgery is the most commonly performed eye surgery in the world. It involves the surgeon using special tools to manually create tiny incisions through the cornea, the clear dome covering the front part of the...

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Is cataract surgery painful?

Wondering, “Is cataract surgery painful?” You’ve come to the right place! Most patients do not report that their cataract surgery was painful. Precautions are taken before, during and after the surgery to ensure you are comfortable, typically including a mild sedative administered through an IV to relax you for the surgery. Numbing drops are instilled in order to allow for...

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What Types of Eye Surgeries are Performed at Woolfson Eye Institute?

At Woolfson Eye Institute we have multiple eye surgeons specializing in diagnosing, treating, and managing a variety of conditions affecting various parts of the eye. Let’s look at some of these conditions (along with eye surgeries) starting with the front of the eye: Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) The eyelids protect and cover the eye and can develop extra skin or lose...

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5 Things You Should Know About Cataracts

Experiencing cataracts symptoms and want to learn more? Want to test your knowledge about eye cataracts or learn something new? How do you fix cataracts? What’s the cataracts recovery process like? You’ve come to the right place for those answers! Join us as we uncover five things you should know about cataracts. 1) Cataract surgery is one of the most...

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What is the Best Eye Surgery for Astigmatism?

One of the most important aspects of a successful eye surgery is to make sure the patient is ideally matched with the procedure that is best for their specific vision problem. Astigmatism is one of the most common vision problems that must be considered in any vision correction procedure. What is astigmatism and how is it diagnosed? Astigmatism is a...

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LASER Cataract Surgery Comes to Woolfson Eye Institute

Woolfson Eye Institute announced today that they will be adding laser cataract surgery to their practice during September 2014. This technology was introduced in 2011 with the current version receiving its most recent FDA approval in 2012. Laser cataract surgery, more correctly called femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery (FLACS), has been carefully monitored by the Woolfson team of cataract experts,...

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