February 28, 2018

At Reveal Eye Care & Surgery, we often get asked about "lens replacement surgery."  Lens replacement surgery means different things to different people, but it is essentially just removing the native lens in a person's eye and replacing it with an artificial lens impla...

February 8, 2018

Have you ever gone to the doctor, and gotten a prescription to help out your eye or other problem?  Often times, you will obtain the prescription and rush over to pick it up from the pharmacy, and almost pass out when they give you the price.  Previously, sticker shock...

December 8, 2017

When having cataract surgery, there are many options to consider for vision correction.  However, there is no correct intraocular lens for every person.  Every eye is similar to a glove, it has an individual shape that must be fit.  For patients with astigmatism, a tor...

October 9, 2017

The cornea is the clear window over the surface of the eye.  It is the first barrier to infection and invasive microorganisms.  The cornea has a barrier called the epithelium that is impervious to most infectious organisms.  However, the corneal barrier may be violated...

August 14, 2017

Watch Dr. Aaker speak on KVUE about the solar eclipse

There has been a lot of chatter regarding the solar eclipse and the best way to view it without causing eye damage.  In this post, I want to talk a little bit about solar retinopathy which could result from direct vi...

July 20, 2017

I have seen a number of patients over the years with infections of their cornea.  The cornea is the clear window over the front of the eye.  Unlike conjunctivitis, a corneal ulcer or keratitis can often cause permanent vision loss.  This vision loss can sometimes be tr...

June 1, 2017

People frequently ask about the cause of cataracts.  The lens in the eye is made up of a multitude of fibers that are regularly oriented in the eye.  This regular orientation allows the light to pass through and be focused by the lens of the eye.  A cataract is just a...

May 25, 2017

Dry eye has many different treatment options.  Some of the first treatments include artificial tears, punctal plugs, Restasis, and Xiidra.  However, when these treatments do not work, we may also try autologous serum tears, Lacrisert, moisture goggles, and contact lens...

May 1, 2017

Glaucoma is one of the most common causes of blindness in the United States.  All forms of glaucoma are treated by lowering the pressure in the eye, but they are not all associated with high pressure.  Most forms of glaucoma are what we call idiopathic or primary.  The...

April 23, 2017

We now offer pterygium surgery in the office.  This is for that growth that can cover the surface of the eye or make the eye red and irritated looking.  If people are always asking if you got enough sleep, or why your eyes are so red, a pterygium may be the reason.  Th...

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