Can Eye Doctors Treat Cataracts Without Surgery?
Surgery is the only way to get rid of cataracts permanently. The good news is cataract surgery is a quick, comfortable, and incredibly effective outpatient procedure. If you’ve been diagnosed with cataracts, you don’t need to have them removed right away. Often, cataracts progress very slowly and can be safely observed until your eye doctor… Read More
Should I Consider a Premium Lens When I Have Cataract Surgery?
When it’s time for cataract surgery, your cataract surgeon removes your natural lens where the cataract is and positions an IOL in its place. An intraocular lens or IOL is a synthetic implant that focuses light inside your eye just like your natural lens. Besides eliminating cataract symptoms, IOLs can correct your natural refractive error…. Read More
Which Intraocular Lens is Right For Me?
Are you about to have cataract surgery? One of the choices you’ll need to make is what kind of intraocular lens you’ll get before cataract surgery. The intraocular lens (IOL) is an artificial lens that takes over the job of your cloudy natural lens. Having an IOL allows you to see clearly after cataract surgery…. Read More
How Do I Know If I Need Laser Cataract Surgery?
Is your vision blurry? Do you find it more challenging to drive at night due to glare and halos? These are some of the common signs of having a cataract. Most people will eventually develop cataracts as a result of aging. With age, proteins inside the eye break down and clump together on your lens,… Read More
iStent Treatment for Glaucoma during Cataract Surgery
iSTENT INJECT® Treatment for Glaucoma during Cataract Surgery by Carolyn B. Hebson, MD VisionFirst Eye Center is proud to offer the iStent inject® which is FDA approved for the treatment of mild to moderate glaucoma in conjunction with cataract surgery. The iStent inject® is next-generation technology and an improvement of the original iStent which has… Read More
Three Things Patients Should Know About Cataracts
Approximately 25 million Americans have cataracts, which causes cloudy, blurry or dim vision and often develops with advancing age. This June, VisionFirst Eye Center joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in observing Cataract Awareness Month by sharing three things everyone should know about the condition and its treatment. As everyone grows older, the lenses of… Read More
The Benefits of Modern Cataract Surgery
A cataract forms when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy and vision is impaired. Cataracts are often a result of aging and may start in your forties and fifties. They usually begin to affect your vision over the age of 60. In the beginning, cataracts can develop so slowly that vision changes may be… Read More
The Ins and Outs of Cataract Surgery
Is your vision getting cloudy? Are you having trouble seeing at night because of glare? Are you needing more light for reading? You may be developing cataracts. A cataract develops when the lens in the eye become cloudy, making eyesight blurry and distorted. By the age of 80, more than half of all Americans have… Read More
What Is The Difference Between Standard Cataract Surgery and Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery?
Most folks are terrified of any surgery related to the eye, but modern medicine has become so advanced that cataract surgery is a largely routine procedure. In fact, a patient can have Dr. Mark Bearman or Dr. Sarah Hays remove their cataracts and be out that same day at a surgery center in Alabaster or Birmingham. Both… Read More