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The Post-Op Cataract Course

The cataract surgery is commonly eight minutes and painless. The intravenous calming medication has mostly worn off about the time one leaves the operating room. Over the next 15 minutes, vital signs are taken and post-op instructions given. Since IV medications have...

Different Lens Choices in Cataract Surgery

Today there are four different types of lenses for cataract surgery. One is a standard mono-focal lens for distance, that often needs glasses for best vision for distance, computers and reading. The second type is a multi-focal lens, the Tecnis Multi-focal by AMO has...

When Is Eyelid Surgery Medically Necessary?

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States and around the world today. The procedure is popular because it removes excess skin on the eyelids and lifts and reshapes the remaining...

Silent Thief of Sight

Although the Latin definition of the word glaucoma- an opacity of the human lens- can be confused with the common cataract, glaucoma really describes a group of eye diseases which affect the optic nerve. Left untreated glaucoma can cause permanent vision loss and even...

Never Off-Duty

Another true story from Dr. Hearing: The last Wednesday and Thursday of each July is a national holiday for my family and me.  It is the Florida’s sport divers’ mini lobster season- a two-day head-start on the commercial harvest of Florida lobster. This past...

15 Eye Fun Facts

1     The average blink lasts for about 1/10th of a second. 2         While it takes some time for most parts of your body to warm up to their full potential, your eyes are on their “A game” 24/7. 3         Eyes heal quickly. With proper care, it only takes about 48...

Beyond carrots…

Beyond carrots You’ve probably heard that carrots and other orange-colored fruits and vegetables promote eye health and protect vision, and it’s true: Beta-carotene, a type of vitamin A that gives these foods their orange hue, helps the retina and other...

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