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19 May 19
Are You Awake During Cataract Surgery?

Are You Awake During Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts are a common age-related condition where the lens of the eye starts to become cloudy. This leads to progressive vision impairment. Cataracts are easily treated with a simple surgical procedure to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a new, clear lens, known as an intraocular lens or IOL. Today, most cataract surgery is done on an out-patient basis, and the entire process usually takes no more than two hours from check-in to heading home! The procedure itself usually lasts less than fifteen minutes and is virtually painless. Typically, patients are awake during cataract surgery. This eliminates risks…

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12 May 19
Corrective Eye Surgery

Corrective Eye Surgery

Corrective eye surgery, also called refractive and laser eye surgery, refers to any surgical procedure used to fix vision problems. Safe and effective corrective eye surgery is a commonly performed method of vision correction to reduce or even eliminate your dependence on glasses or contact lenses. If you would like to be less dependent on corrective lenses, BoozmanHof offers several corrective eye surgery options in Rogers. LASIK, laser in-situ keratomileusis, works for people who are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism. Your surgeon uses a laser to create a flap in the outer layer of the cornea and then reshapes the…

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05 May 19
Vision Correction Methods

Vision Correction Methods

Correcting refractive vision problems such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia has advanced beyond simple eyeglasses and contacts. Today, there are several vision correction methods for patients to consider. In Rogers, your doctor can help you to understand your options and help to select the best vision correction solution based on your individual needs. The following are common vision correction methods: Eyeglasses: Wearing eyeglasses is an easy way to correct refractive errors. Improving your vision with eyeglasses offers the opportunity to select from different types of lens options, frame designs and even lens coatings for various lifestyles, occupations…

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28 Apr 19
Do You Wear An Eye Patch After Cataract Surgery?

Do You Wear an Eye Patch After Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is the removal of the natural lens of your eye when it has become opaque or cloudy, typically due to age. There are many bad habits that can cause cataracts, however, it is generally related to age. During cataract surgery in Rogers, the cloudy lens is replaced with an artificial clear lens to restore crystal clear vision. It is the most common and quick eye surgery when performed by a skilled surgeon. Upon completion of your cataract surgery, a clear, plastic shield will be placed over your eye. It is important that you wear the shield as instructed…

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21 Apr 19
Cataract Surgery Recovery

Cataract Surgery Recovery

Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure completed in less than one hour. Cataract surgery has a high success rate for improving your eyesight and should allow you to return to your normal activities, like driving, following a few weeks of recovery. Your cataract surgery recovery begins immediately following your procedure. A light shield will be placed over your eye immediately after surgery to keep you from accidentally rubbing it. Most patients are able to go home within a few hours of the procedure. You will be required to have a friend or family member drive you home following surgery. During…

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19 Apr 19
How Vision Works Test

How Vision Works Test

Anatomy of the Eye The eye is a complex organ that works much like a camera, focusing light rays and forming an image. On the surface of the eye is the cornea: a thin, spherical layer of tissue that provides a clear window for light to pass through. In a healthy eye, the cornea bends or refracts light rays so they focus precisely on the retina in the back of the eye. Beneath the cornea is the iris, the colored part of the eye we refer to when we say a person has brown or blue eyes. In the center…

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14 Apr 19
What Eye Conditions Does LASEK Treat?

What Eye Conditions Does LASEK Treat?

LASEK surgery uses the latest technology to correct a number of refractive errors that cause blurry vision. LASEK stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis and has proven to be highly effective in correcting and reducing the refractive eye conditions that it is used to treat. This surgical procedure makes use of a highly precise laser to carefully reshape the cornea to the desired results. LASEK surgery can correct three types of refractive errors: Myopia (Nearsightedness) – Myopia occurs when the eyeball is slightly longer than usual. This causes light rays to focus at a point in front of the retina, rather…

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07 Apr 19
How Do You Keep Your Eyes Healthy?

How Do You Keep Your Eyes Healthy?

There are many things you can do to keep your eyes healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. The following simple tips can help keep your vision as clear as possible for many years to come: Maintain Routine Vision Care: You might think your vision is fine or that your eyes are healthy but visiting your eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to really be sure. Your eye doctor is the only one who can determine if your eyes are healthy and if you’re seeing your best. Know Your Family’s Eye Health…

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31 Mar 19

How Successful is LASEK?

During LASEK in Rogers, your surgeon uses the latest laser technology to carefully and effectively reshape your cornea to improve vision. LASEK has proven to be an incredibly safe procedure. Studies show that 55% of all LASEK patients achieve vision of 20/20 or better and 93% of patients achieve 20/40 or better. While LASEK is considered to be highly successful, not every patient experiences the crisp vision they desire. Up to 10% of those that have a LASEK procedure will need to undergo a second surgery in order to get the results that they were hoping for. LASEK success may…

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24 Mar 19

How Long Do You Have to Wear Sunglasses After LASEK?

Caring for your eyes after your LASEK procedure is vitally important. Your eyes will be extra sensitive to light for the first month after the LASEK surgery and you will be required to wear protective goggles and sunglasses following the procedure. On the day of your LASEK surgery, you will need to keep your eyes in the dark for the rest of the day. Immediately following your procedure you will be given dark goggles to wear home and for the first few days of recovery. In addition to protecting your eyes from harmful light, these goggles also protect from rubbing…

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