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Dropless Cataract Surgery

dextenza   Dropless Cataract Surgery Eye drops can be hard for some patients to instill into their eyes.   After cataract surgery, there are two main issues we are trying to control: preventing infection and controlling inflammation.  Traditionally we prescribed antibiotic eye drops to prevent infection as well as steroid eye drops to control...
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What is Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery or MIGS?

MIGS  What is Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery or MIGS? For over 40 years the standard surgical treatment for glaucoma was a procedure called a trabeculectomy.  In a trabeculectomy the ophthalmic surgeon would make a hole in the wall of eye to allow fluid from the inside of the eye to flow out...
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New Transition Contact Lenses

transition New Transition Contact Lenses Transition lenses in eyeglasses have been around for many years now. The mechanics behind transition lenses is that certain chemicals in the lens interact with UV light from the sun and turn the lenses dark when you go outside and back to clear when you go...
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What is a Punctal Plug?

punctal plug What is a Punctal Plug? Punctal plugs are something we use to help treat Dry Eyes.  Dry Eyes is a multifactorial problem that comes from a generalized decrease in the amount and quality of the tears you make.  There is often both a lack of tear volume and inflammation in the tear...
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Is My Eye Bleeding?

subconj heme We commonly see patients who come in saying that their eye is bleeding.  Patients are usually referring to the white part of their eyes which has turned bright red. The conjunctiva is the outermost layer of the eye and contains very fine blood vessels.  If one of these blood vessels breaks, then...
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