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Traditional vs. Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

Traditional vs. Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), cataracts affect more than 24.4 million Americans age 40 and older. In fact, approximately half of all Americans will develop cataracts by age 75. Fortunately, the way cataracts are treated has gradually evolved and improved over time, particularly with the advent of […]

5 Common Conditions that Can Impact the Cornea

At the Florida Eye Center, we treat a wide variety of eye diseases and conditions, including glaucoma, cataracts, contact lens-associated problems, macular degeneration, and more. In this article, in particular, we’ll be going over five of the most common conditions that can impact the cornea, such as dry eye syndrome and chronic conjunctivitis. If you […]

Why Are My Eyes Dry? 3 Causes of Dry Eye

Did you know that an estimated 26 million Americans have been diagnosed with dry eye disease (DED) and millions more suffer from dry eye symptoms without a formal diagnosis? That’s nearly 8 percent of the population. What’s more, a 2012 Gallup Poll suggested that nearly 30 million Americans will suffer from the disease by 2022. […]

What Are Femtosecond Laser Systems: Everything You Need to Know

Laser eye surgery has increased in popularity in recent years because it can treat several issues in the eye, from vision changes and loss to damage caused by glaucoma and cataracts. Laser surgery is fast, safe, and effective, making it the ideal surgical option for many patients suffering from eye injuries and diseases. However, laser […]

How to Protect Your Eyes from Digital Strain

With office jobs requiring computer use, smartphone technology connecting us in an instant, and ever-expanding television sizes captivating our attention, it’s no surprise that screens are a modern facet of daily life. You are reading this on a screen right now, in fact, and it’s likely that this is not the only article you have […]

Why Should Adults Routinely Have Their Vision Checked?

Adults without vision problems may be tempted to avoid routine checkups, and those who require corrective lenses may only visit an eye doctor after losing or damaging a pair of glasses. However, it is recommended to have a comprehensive eye exam annually or every two years, depending on your age, risk factors and whether you […]

Know Before You Go: What to Expect During and After Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery often brings to mind LASIK, which is used to correct vision problems. However, LASIK is not the only important laser eye procedure. Lasers can be used during procedures to correct cataracts, glaucoma, and other eye diseases and injuries.   If you have cataracts, glaucoma, or other trauma to the eye, laser eye surgery […]