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Flexible spending accounts makes eye surgery affordable

By Steven A. Nielsen A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) helps pay for medical expenses not covered by insurance. With the costs of health insurance on the rise, this benefit offers great assistance to your financial bottom line. A FSA is a voluntary benefit that enables individuals to have a predetermined, pre-tax dollar amount automatically withdrawn […]

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Do I need a dilated medical eye exam?

By Dr. Jean Keamy Many of my patients have no eye complaints and only need glasses or nothing at all. Through an un-dilated pupil, a limited view of the optic nerve, blood vessels and macula can be obtained. The peripheral retina and optic nerve details cannot be thoroughly examined without dilation. Some patients have family history, medical issues, […]

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Your eyes and glaucoma

By Steven A. Nielsen Often referred to as “the sneak thief of sight,” glaucoma is the second leading cause of preventable blindness globally and the leading cause of blindness among those of African-American and Hispanic descents. Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that lead to optic nerve damage. In most cases, this damage is […]

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Season for sinus infections approaches with available treatments

Dr. Roxanne Latimer As the days of summer come to a close cooler and drier weather prevails, a common affliction that can develop is acute sinusitis (sinus infection). There are roughly two kinds of sinusitis: viral and bacterial. Both types cause inflammation of the lining of the nasal passages and connected sinuses but sometimes treatment […]

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How can I get rid of glasses after cataract surgery? Part 4

By Dr. Jean Keamy Cataracts typically occur in patients over 50. At birth the lens is crystal clear, but with time it gets cloudy. This cloudy lens or cataract can appear like a film over the eye, but the lens inside the eye actually changes color and density. It often resembles a dark amber marble. […]

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How Can I Get Rid of My Glasses?

By Dr. Jean Keamy Phakic Intraocular Lens or Phakic IOL presents another option for glasses free vision. With over 10 years of history, hundreds of thousands of phakic IOLs have been performed worldwide. In 2009, Stephen Holcomb, member of the 2010 Olympic USA Bobsled Team, had Phakic IOL procedure with the Visian lens since he […]

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