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February 10, 2016
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide and the most common cause of poor eyesight in people over 40. If your vision has gone downhill due to cataracts, you do not have to suffer with poor vision. Cataract surgery can restore your vision, and the cataracts will not come back. SeetaEye Centers helps Highland cataract sufferers get back to the lifestyle they once enjoyed. But what if... Read More
January 28, 2016
After you have undergone laser cataract surgery at our Highland-area ophthalmological practice, the hard part is over. Your eye doctor has replaced the cataract-clouded lens of your eye with a separate intraocular lens that can also fix existing vision problems, and now you need to give your body the time it needs to heal. But what are the actual limits on your activity? You may believe that,... Read More
January 08, 2016
Degenerative eye disorders like glaucoma and macular degeneration severely impact the lives of about 6 million people across the world. Despite this large number, the cause of these conditions is still unknown. Recent scientific advances have shed a little light on potential genetic causes behind the loss of vision they both cause. Three new genes have been linked with glaucoma, bringing new hope... Read More
January 04, 2016
One of the interesting things about being a Highland ophthalmologist is the number of questions we get about how eyes work, why they need correction, and even why they look the way they do. This last question frequently arises from people who have hazel eyes despite neither parent sharing this trait. How did they get a completely different eye color? Ophthalmologists have long thought that eye... Read More
December 29, 2015
There are several conditions associated with diabetes, but diabetic retinopathy is one of the most severe. When blood pressure and blood sugar levels go unchecked it can lead to long-term eye damage and eventually blindness. Most long-term diabetics in the United States don’t know they’re at an elevated risk for diabetic retinopathy. Luckily, this condition is preventable and treatable with... Read More
December 22, 2015
Most of us use computers, tablets or cell phones every day. These powerful tools are indispensable for work and for our busy social lives. Over time, these devices can cause serious strain and even injury to the eyes. Our Highland ophthalmology experts would like to share some tips on how to minimize the strain from glowing screens on your eyes. Get a comprehensive eye exam - Even if you don’t... Read More
December 15, 2015
A cataract is when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, causing vision impairment. Cataracts are a common development for people in their fifties and sixties, and they can have a large impact on the ability to perform many daily tasks. Our Highland cataract eye surgery specialists can assess your cataracts and provide excellent treatment with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) so you don’t have... Read More
December 08, 2015
If you suffer from astigmatism in one or both eyes, you know that your condition requires different treatment than other vision problems. You may be unsure whether or not LASIK is capable of correcting your vision. The good news is that LASIK, along with other laser-corrective surgical procedures, can correct most instances of astigmatism. As with any laser corrective procedure, candidates for... Read More
December 01, 2015
As the sun sets earlier and earlier each day, it would seem counterintuitive to believe that you should be putting your sunglasses on more. We associate sunglasses with long days at the beach, hiking on a bright summer day, and maybe the glare from the highway on summer road trips. But the truth is, wearing your sunglasses in the winter is a good way to prevent cataracts or other complications... Read More
November 30, 2015
Blindness-causing diseases like glaucoma are frightening because they seem to strike people without much warning or any apparent cause. It can be difficult to know your exact risk for glaucoma. But you can and should be on the lookout for signs and symptoms frequently associated with glaucoma, ocular hypertension being one of the most prominent. Just like a doctor can take your blood pressure, a... Read More