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LASIK vs. SMILE

LASIK is one of the most commonly performed refractive surgeries in the world. This laser procedure can correct common vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. Over the last 20 years, the procedure has been refined with continued improvements in safety and efficacy. SMILE is another type of laser procedure that achieves the same visual acuity as LASIK for the correction of nearsightedness.

*Please click on the video on the left to learn more.

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Cataract

The eye’s natural, aged and cloudy lens is called a cataract. Cataracts can affect one or both eyes. In a cataract surgery, the cataract is removed and replaced with a new man-made lens implant, resulting in improved vision.

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy is one of the most common complications of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. People with retinopathy have damaged blood vessels in their retina, which in turn leak blood and other fluids. This will cause retinal tissue to swell, distorting vision. Early detection, timely treatment and appropriate follow-up care of diabetic eye disease can protect against vision loss.

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*Video on Cornea Transplant starts at 13:17

Cornea Transplant

A cornea transplant is an operation to remove all or part of a damaged cornea and replace it with healthy donor tissue. Often referred to as keratoplasty or a corneal graft, this operation can be used to improve sight, relieve pain and treat severe infection or damage. The type of cornea transplant a patient needs will depend on which part of the cornea is damaged or how much of the cornea needs replacing.

Corneal eye disease is the fourth most common cause of blindness (after cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration).

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