Author: Shannon Wong

Study: Undiagnosed, Overdiagnosed Glaucoma Cases May Have Major Repercussions

Underdiagnosis and overdiagnosis of glaucoma are both highly prevalent problems that have severe consequences. A new study found that many people with glaucoma are unaware that they have this serious eye disease. The population-based Thessaloniki Eye Study confirmed the finding of previous studies that claim undiagnosed glaucoma is a widespread issue, while also noting the […]

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Questions to Ask During Your LASIK Consultation

LASIK offers a safe and effective method of permanent vision correction. With a success rate of 95 to 98 percent, it’s no wonder that patients are often interested in learning whether they are a good candidate for LASIK surgery in Austin. At Austin Eye, we offer a free LASIK consultation, where you can meet with […]

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Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Cataracts are a normal part of the aging process, but there are certain things you can do to delay or prevent worsening of your cataracts. The vision experts at Austin Eye provide diagnosis of cataracts and offer several treatment options for […]

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Glaucoma Symptoms and Treatment Options

Glaucoma occurs when the fluid pressure inside your eye becomes too high. If left untreated, this can cause damage to the optic nerve, which can result in permanent blindness. At Austin Eye, we check all of our patients for glaucoma as part of our comprehensive eye exams. In this post, our experienced eye doctors explain […]

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LASIK or PRK: Which Is Right for Me?

LASIK surgery is the most popular laser vision correction surgery to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. However, LASIK is not the only option available. Some patients who are not suitable candidates for LASIK choose to undergo photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Before choosing one of these surgeries, get familiar with both treatments.

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Which Intraocular Lens Is Right for Me?

If you have decided to undergo cataract surgery, you will soon need to pick an intraocular lens (IOL). An IOL replaces the eye’s natural, clouded lens, restoring your ability to see and improving your quality of life. Today’s IOLs vary in design and their ability to accommodate different visual needs. Austin Eye offers several IOLs […]

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How Lasers Enhance Cataract Surgery

In recent years, there have been many advancements in vision correction surgery, including cataract surgery. At Austin Eye, we pride ourselves in using only the latest technology and surgical techniques when treating our patients. This is why we offer bladeless laser cataract surgery, an effective procedure that has yielded excellent results in cataract surgery. If […]

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How Long do LASIK Results Last?

It’s no secret LASIK is an effective way to achieve clearer vision. When performed by a skilled eye surgeon who uses the most up-to-date technology, LASIK can deliver crisp, clear vision and reduce your dependency on glasses and/or contacts.

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New treatment for itchy, allergic eye problems coming soon!

Alcon has received FDA approval for Pazeo (olopatadine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) 0.7% for the treatment of ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis. Pazeo solution is dosed one drop daily, and was approved with efficacy data at 24 hours, post dose, according to a company news release. Results from two clinical studies (Conjunctival Allergen Challenge) showed […]

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