Learn about the commom misconceptions of cataracts. We break down the five most common myths.
Other than having to start wearing reading glasses when we’ve reached a “certain age,” the most traumatic impact aging will have on our eyes is the development of cataract. As we live longer lives, it is a safe estimation that more than half of the population will have developed at least one cataract by the age of 80.
Many headaches are caused by eye strain, which can be alleviated by something as simple as adding task lighting to your work surface. On the other hand, some headaches are more serious and better suited for an appointment with ophthalmologists at Magruder Laser Vision.
In the past, cataract procedures had one option: remove the cloudy lens with a clear replacement and continue wearing prescription glasses. Magruder Laser Vision has another approach to cataract replacement that could have you seeing 20/20 without prescription lenses!
Have you noticed that objects appear dimmer, and driving at night is much more difficult than before? This is often a tell-tale sign of cataracts. Cataracts begin as a small area of excess protein on your eye’s lens that soon involves your entire field of vision. Items appear blurry at first, and then over time, they can become cloudy and dim as well. Different areas of the lens may be involved, which gives rise to one of three different types of cataracts: posterior subcapsular cataracts (at the back portion of the lens), nuclear cataracts (affecting the center of the lens), and cortical cataracts (along the perimeter of the lens).
Your consultation with Doc Brock or Doctor Mike at Magruder Laser Vision will reveal the type of cataracts in your eyes and the most appropriate procedure to refine your failing vision. Today’s cataract procedures do more than remove cataracts; they can often return your vision to 20/20!
Phacoemulsification with Intraocular Lens (IOL) Implantation
This procedure replaces your occluded lens with an artificial lens that fits your prescription. The best candidates for this surgery are patients with blurred and clouded vision, light sensitivity, and the inability to see vivid colors. A high-frequency ultrasound is used to break apart the lens which is then removed via suction. A new lens is generally placed behind the iris and pupil.
LENSAR Laser System
LENSAR laser system offers all the benefits of the previous procedure with the added bonus of a specialized laser that will replace traditional incisions. The laser allows Doc Brock and Doctor Mike to access the lens via a more precise incision than the incision made during older surgical techniques. The cataract is broken apart and removed, a peripheral incision (along the side) may be part of the procedure to reduce astigmatism. Femtosecond laser cataract procedures are more precise since human error is not as prevalent. The LENSAR Laser System has a specialized Augmented Reality feature that maps each eye’s intricate landscape to give the most accurate procedure possible.
After surgery, give your eyes approximately a month to stabilize. You may notice a significant difference, especially with the brightness of colors, almost immediately. If you have noticed a change in your vision that is not corrected by glasses or contacts, give the team at Magruder Laser Vision a call at 407-843-5665 to ask about cataract procedures. Read our blog to learn about our breakthrough procedures to treat vision difficulties related to aging.
In 1996, Orlando ophthalmologist, Dr. Magruder, opened his practice and introduced locals to Central Florida’s first refractive surgery center. Since then, he has continued to innovate by introducing game-changing technology and pursuing ongoing education to master the latest techniques. To learn more about what the Orlando ophthalmologists at Magruder Laser Vision can do for you, call us at (407) 843-5665 or read our blog for more information!
When a patient first steps through the doors of Magruder Laser Vision, Doc Brock and his staff want to know what brings them to our offices and to open a discussion about the reasons they are considering eye laser surgery in Orlando. One of the most frequent responses we receive is a simple one: patients are tired. They are tired of having to put on glasses before they get out of bed in the morning. They are tired of having to take their contact lenses out before going to bed and struggling to get them back in the following morning. Dr. Brock Magruder consults personally with each patient to determine if eye laser surgery is a viable option for their unique circumstances. Whether you are nearsighted (myopia), farsighted (hyperopia), or suffering from the symptoms of a cataract, there is typically an eye laser surgical procedure that can eliminate the problem and correct your vision. At Magruder Laser Vision, we offer KAMRA, LASIK, PRK, ICL, refractive lens exchange, and laser cataract surgery, all of which are proven methods for restoring vision and improving the quality of life of our patients.
There are so much paraphernalia associated with wearing glasses and/or contact lenses, and it’s all costly. Frames and glass lenses are expensive. Contact lenses are expensive and require regular replacement. If you wear glasses or contacts, you know that you always have to have lens cleaner and cloths, cases, and cleaning solution on hand. Living in Florida, you also have to have clipon sunglasses or a pricey pair of prescription sunglasses, or lenses that darken when exposed to the bright sun. People who wear contact lenses and glasses are tired of having to lug around all of the additional equipment just so they can see the world clearly.
Traveling as a glasses or contact lens wearer requires careful packing of all the items listed above. There is nothing worse than arriving at your destination only to find out you forgot to pack your glasses or a spare pair of contact lenses. You are pretty much praying throughout the entire trip that nothing happens to what you did manage to pack.
Doc Brock wants you to know that there are alternatives available to help correct your vision that will allow you to toss the glasses, the contacts, the dime store readers, and all of the “stuff” that accompanies being dependent on them to see the world as it was intended. He invites you to come in for a no-cost consultation to determine if you are an eye laser surgery in Orlando candidate. The skilled staff at Magruder Laser Vision is devoted to helping you restore your vision and allow you to live life unencumbered by the costly supplies associated with glasses and contact lenses. Contact us online, or call us at 407-843-5665. We are Magruder Laser Vision — Correcting Eyes. Changing Lives.