October 30, 2016

When people are thinking about cataract surgery, they often think they will be able to get the surgery and be able to see without glasses.  Sometimes this is the case, but most of the time glasses are still needed to some degree or another.  Cataract surgery is done to...

October 26, 2016

One of the most common questions I get is "When should I have cataract surgery?"  The other way people ask this question: "Is my cataract ripe?"  My view is that a cataract is "ripe" for surgery when the patient's vision does not meet their needs secondary to the catar...

October 25, 2016

 Above is a small video on cataract surgery.  Basically, a cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye.  Think of the eye like a camera.  There is a lens of the camera and this is called the lens of the eye.  There is also the film of a camera, and we call this the r...

October 22, 2016

We have already addressed some of the major causes of aqueous deficient dry eye.  Now I would like to address evaporative dry eye.  This is usually caused by a problem with the lipid layer (the top fatty layer of the three layers of the tear film).  However, anything t...

October 21, 2016

In our last post, we talked about some of the basics of dry eye.  In this post, I am going to talk more about the specific types of dry eye disease.  First, we will talk about aqueous deficient dry eye.  This is the type of dry eye that is easiest to understand and rea...

October 18, 2016

Dry eye is a common condition that involves the surface of the eye.  Although it seems straight forward, there are actually several different types of dry eye.  Before breaking down the different types, it is important to know a little bit about the tear film.  The tea...

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