Author: Shannon Wong

5 Things about Glaucoma That May Surprise You

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness. It can strike at any time. The top eye specialists at Austin Eye explain why it is crucial to have your eyes checked for glaucoma regularly. Glaucoma    Glaucoma refers to a collection of eye diseases affecting the optic nerve. Generally, fluid builds up in the front of […]

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What to Expect in the First 24 Hours After LASIK

In LASIK surgery, the surgeon creates a flap via a computer-guided laser on the clear tissue of the cornea. Once reshaping of the corneal tissue is complete, the surgeon puts the flap back in place. After LASIK surgery, you can say goodbye to eyeglasses and contact lenses. Even though you can see clearly, it’s important […]

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Choosing New Sunglasses? Here’s What to Look For

Sunglasses are stylish, cool and sexy. They are also key to protecting the eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. The top eye specialists at Austin Eye explain what to look for when choosing new sunglasses. UV Protection   Always purchase sunglasses offering 100 percent UVA and UVB ray protection. Exposure to UV rays contributes […]

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Retinal Hazards

A healthy retina is essential to good vision. Various retinal hazards threaten eye health. The top eye specialists at Texas’ Austin Eye discuss the most common types of retinal hazards and what you need to know to protect your vision.

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Premium Lens Replacement

People with severe hyperopia (farsightedness) or presbyopia (aged-related farsightedness) are not candidates for LASIK and other laser eye surgeries. Premium Lens Replacement (PLR) is an option for vision correction of presbyopia or severe hyperopia to reduce dependence on glasses or contact lenses. The top eye specialists at Austin Eye explain the benefits of PLR as […]

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The Danger of Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration doesn’t receive a lot of attention, but it should. This serious condition affects at least 10 million Americans, and is a leading cause of blindness for seniors 65 and older. Here, the experienced ophthalmologists of Austin Eye discuss ways to lower your risk for the disease, and review current and emerging treatment options.

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Protecting Your Eyes From Harm

The eye is one of the most complex structures in the body, and in all of nature. It’s amazing what the eye does every day, and every millisecond: It captures a tiny slice of the electromagnetic spectrum and conveys its kaleidoscope of colors and dimensions to billions of neurons at the other end of the […]

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Dry Eye: Causes and Treatment

Dry eye, also known as dry eye syndrome or keratoconjunctivitis sicca, is a chronic condition that can affect your enjoyment of many of life’s pleasures. Reading, driving, watching a movie or wearing contact lenses may all become a struggle as you blink and rub your eyes throughout the day. Here, the experienced ophthalmologists of Austin […]

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When Should I Consider Cataract Surgery?

Technology has given patients more time and flexibility when scheduling cataract surgery. Before the newest laser techniques, patients were advised to wait until a cataract was said to be “ripe” — mature enough to be easily removed from the surface of the eye. Now cataracts can be removed at any stage of development.  Below, the […]

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