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Refractive Eye Surgery

Refractive Eye Surgery

Dr. Carolina Navarrete 09/02/2016 0
It is any eye surgery used to improve the refractive state of the eye and decrease or eliminate dependency on glasses or contact lenses. This can include various methods of surgical remodeling of thecornea or cataract surgery. The most common methods today use excimer lasers to reshape the curvature of the cornea. Successful refractive eye surgery can reduce or cure common vision disorders such as myopia,hyperopia and astigmatism, as well as degenerative disorders like keratoconus. The doctors at Grande Prairie Eye Care Clinic have extensive experience in the pre-operative evaluation and po...
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Cataracts vs Dirty Lenses?

Cataracts vs Dirty Lenses?

Dr. Carolina Navarrete 09/02/2016 0
A cataract is a common eye disease where the lens becomes progressively opaque, resulting in blurred vision. Having a cataract can be compared to a dirty camera lens or a foggy window.     Symptoms The blurring of one’s vision, due to a cataract, can make it difficult to read print or see clearly in the distance. Some types of cataracts create glare, making the vision worse in bright light. Driving at night may also be difficult.   Some patients with a cataract notice a change in the appearance of colours, typically a fading or general yellowing. Occasionally a cataract can cause double...
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