Cataract Surgery FAQs

What is a cataract and what is cataract surgery? Cataracts are a natural, gradual condition that can happen to all of us eventually. A cataract is when the eye’s natural lens becomes cloudy due to chemical changes, advancing age, hereditary reasons, injury, disease, or other various other reasons. Your vision may look fuzzy and colors […]

published at Sunday, October 6th, 2019

Types of Cataracts

As you age, it is rather normal to develop cataracts in either one or both eyes. Cataracts can be extremely irritating as they hinder your vision by clouding the eye’s natural lens. Cataracts cause vision loss that can ultimately lead to blindness which is why it is so important to visit a specialist to see […]

published at Thursday, July 18th, 2019

After LASIK – What the Patient Experiences

    Before and After the Operation The elimination of glasses and contacts through the advanced methods of Lasik is becoming increasingly more common and accepted. What is the experience like during and after the procedure? When the lasik procedure is scheduled, it is generally performed as an office procedure. You would be driven to […]

published at Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Get To Know Your Surgeons

    The Many Types of Surgeons Medicine is a calling. It’s much more than a business. Surgeons have the option to work in a generalized practice or to choose a subfield, meaning, patients get the benefit of a highly trained surgeon with an extensive interest in one area of the body. There are various […]

published at Thursday, May 9th, 2019

The Evolution of the Implant – Then and Now

    How Surgical Implants Have Evolved Over Time I have always marveled at how medical technologies got their start. Often, it is simply through someone’s observation of everyday events that are observed by some creative mind. Surgery is an area that has seen some remarkable technological advancements. Whether it’s Dr. John Cory with the […]

published at Monday, May 6th, 2019

After Cataract Surgery, What Activities Can I Do?

    Cataract surgery has undergone huge advances in the past  50 years. Many of us remember the days when our parents might have told us of people undergoing cataract surgery and being restricted to hospital for two weeks with their heads stabilized with sandbags.   These were the days before the advances of implants, and […]

published at Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Just How Lasers Add Precision to Cataract Surgery

    In the last two years,  we have seen cataract surgery progress a huge amount primarily because of the presence of the Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract surgery technique. Prior to the development of the Laser Cataract procedure,  the standard method of removing a cataract involved using a scalpel (under effective local anesthesia ) to enter […]

published at Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Scleral Contact Lenses Today with Dr. Roger Juarez

    Scleral lenses are large diameter lenses generally above 15mm designed to rest softly over the conjunctiva. As an eye care provider to the LA Dodgers franchise, I understand the importance of these lenses and getting it right the first time. These lenses are fitted to not touch the cornea and there is a […]

published at Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Better Understand Eyelash Mites with Dr. Joel J. Ackerman

    Being an eye doctor that has operated in the valley since 1983, I know that what you don’t see can be hurting you! If you’ve never heard of eyelash mites you’re not alone, millions of people have them and don’t even know it! Eyelash mites, also known as Demodex Mites, are microscopic parasites […]

published at Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

How Diabetes Affects the Eyes

    In the US,  there are approximately 18 million adults that have been diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy is a condition directly linked to diabetes whereby the vessels in the delicate retina on the back of the eye can dilate and burst open and cause hemorrhages, scarring, and ultimately to vision loss. Diabetic retinopathy […]

published at Tuesday, March 26th, 2019