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“If I’m not experiencing problems with my vision is it it necessary to have regular regular eye eye exams?”
A healthy lifestyle and regular regular eye eye eye exams exams exams become more important as we age Routine eye eye exams exams should be be be an an an an effective way to help identify anything abnormal before it i becomes a a a a a a a a a a a a a potential health event Serious conditions such as glaucoma have no symptoms until the the late stages of the the condition So i it is important for your eye eye physician to to check the the the health of of the the the back of of the the the eye eye regularly through a a a a a a a a dilated exam Glaucoma is is is a a a a a a a a a a a a disease causing damage to to the the the the optic nerve which is is is is the the the the the the pathway that carries the the the the the the images we see to to the the the the the the brain If left untreated the the the the the disease can destroy the the the the the optic nerve fibers causing irreversible loss of vision Because there is is is no pain associated with glaucoma and it it it may go undetected in in the the the the early stages it it it is is is often called the the the the Silent Thief o of Sight While there is is no no cure glaucoma can be controlled if diagnosed early “When Should Cataract Surgery Be Performed?
Does the cataract have to ‘ripen’ first?”
For a a a a a a a a a a a a a surgeon blessed with good surgical technique
and and judgment cataract/implant surgery is a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a brief and and straightforward operation to to perform Although a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a cataract cataract does not have to to “ripen” like some optical fruit if i i the cataract is is causing no no significant visual difficulty surgery Do Do You Have A Question For The Doctor?
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Alan B Aker MD
should should not be be performed In general a a a a a a a a cataract should should be be removed when it it it it interferes with an individual’s ability to to enjoy life life to to the the fullest Therefore if if if the the the quality of of a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a person’s life life is is less because of of a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a cataract cataract waiting for for the the cataract to “ripen” is is unnecessary “Can lasers be used to remove a a a a a a a cataract?”
The latest technology in the world of eye surgery surgery is “laser guided cataract surgery” Although we use use many different lasers lasers to treat various eye conditions and diseases lasers lasers have not been used in the the removal of cataracts until recently Laser guided cataract cataract surgery performed performed with a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a femtosecond laser is used prior to to to the the the surgical removal of of a a a a a a a a a a cataract enabling parts of of the the surgery to to to be performed performed with incredible precision At the the Aker Kasten Eye Center the the Catalys Femtosecond Laser with its advanced 3D imaging is is used to to to provide a a a a a a a a a a highly customized procedure for the the the the unique size and shape of of the the the the eye Perfect incisions made by the the the the the laser laser enable precise placement of of o the the the the the artificial lens The laser laser is is used to to soften the the the the cataract allowing for a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a significant reduction in in in the the the the amount o of ultrasound energy required to to to remove the the the the cataract This reduces inflammation and helps to to protect the the the the the cornea cornea Preserving the the the cornea cornea may be the the the most significant advantage this laser system offers Advanced 3D Imaging
Precise Incisions and Placement
Gentle Easy Removal
1445 1445 N W Boca Boca Raton Raton Boulevard | | | Boca Boca Raton Raton FL 33432 | | | Toll Free 800-273-1445 | | | www akerkasten com Considering Cataract Surgery?
The Choice is Clear Aker kAsten eye Center specializes in:
v Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery v v Refractive Surgery with Premium Lens Implants v Glaucoma Treatment and Surgery v Routine Eye Care
We recognize patients as individuals - - real people - - and we strive to maintain a a a a a a a a a a personal relationship with them Having our our own Ambulatory Surgery Center enables us to to to personally select our our nurses doctors technicians and support staff The sophisticated Catalys Femtosecond Laser represents a a a a a a a a a a a revolutionary advance that is is now being adopted by leading eye surgeons throughout the country For more information please give us a a a a a a a a a call a at at 561 338 7722 or
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