I have been asked to describe “no stitch, small incision” cataract surgery. First, it is important to understand that almost all cataract surgery is performed using the no stitch, small incision technique.  A brief history of cataract surgery is helpful to understand the advantages of this technique.

This week’s topic is eyelashes.  Why do we have them? Do we ever lose them?  Can you have too many?  Can they affect vision?  Can they harm the eyes? 

We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season.  With all of the great feasts prepared for this time of year, it’s a good time to discuss ocular nutrition.

Lasers have many uses in the treatment of eye disease and vision correction.

Providing eye care requires a team approach.  This week I will describe the different parts of the eye care team - the people who care for your eyes.  

I have been asked if the eye can be transplanted.  The short answer is no.  However, parts of the eye can be transplanted.  This week we’ll explore cornea transplants.

Today I spent some time working with the wiring in my home.  I quickly realized what a complicated and dangerous situation I got myself into.  It’s a good thing that our maker made the wiring of the eyes much simpler and reliable.  However, even our wiring system can run into problems.  

This week’s topic covers the subject of dry eye.  This is a very common problem with many different causes.

 Diabetes is a disease where the blood sugar becomes elevated.  It affects nearly 30 million Americans and nearly of third of  these people don’t know they have the disease. 

Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common cause of blindness that affects people as they get older.