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Understanding Cataracts and How They Affect Your Vision

There are several illnesses that creep up on us as we age, cataracts being one of them.  There are misconceptions surrounding cataracts and their treatment.  In this installment on laser vision correction surgery we will investigate cataracts and what can be done to treat them.

When the lens inside of your eye begins to cloud that is known as a cataract.  This can cause a loss in vision that is unable to be corrected with contact lens, glasses, or normal corneal refractive surgeries like LASIK.  This may sound frightening however, modern surgery for cataracts can often restore vision and ease dependency on eyeglasses.

Most often cataracts are associated with the aging process.  Recent studies have shown that upwards of 68% of Americans over 80 years old have been affected by cataracts.  This statistic is expected to continue to grow especially as the population continues to age.  Thankfully, surgery for cataracts is one of the safest, most effective laser vision correction surgeries available.

When surgery for cataracts is performed, the cloudy lens is removed and then replaced with a lens that is artificial, known as intraocular, to restore clear vision. The surgery is an outpatient surgery that is often performed at an eye care center and does not require an overnight stay.  Cataract procedures involve a high-frequency ultrasound device that is used to break up a cloudy lens into small pieces, which are removed with suction.

This procedure is known as phaco and can be performed with tinier incisions than previous techniques.  This helps to promote healing and reduce complications.  When the fragments are completely removed the eye surgeon inserts a clear lens putting it securely behind the iris and pupil in the same location that your natural lens had sat.   Once the cataract is removed and the IOL is inserted and the procedure is completed with your incision being closed. A protective shield is placed over your eye to keep it safe while recovery occurs.

If you suspect your vision is starting to turn gray and cloudy, get into have an eye exam sooner than later.  Cataracts that are caught early are more receptive to treatment which can lead to better outcomes.  Each patient will recover at their own pace however in most cases you will see an improvement in your vision.  Some patients report a glare or halo around bright lights which often disappear within a month.  This is a very rare complication.

If you are looking to reduce or even get rid of your eye glasses and/or contacts let us at Rohr Eye & Laser Center help you! We offer several types of LASIK eye surgery including PRK, AK, CK, Cataracts surgery and more. We perform all these eye laser treatments with state-of-the-art equipment. We are a leader in laser vision correction, and our goal is to help you achieve superior vision. Contact us today or view our website http://www.michiganlasik.com/ to schedule an appointment.

Good News For The LASIK Industry

College of Optometry summer program works to boost diversity in eye care

For Isaiah Jordan, the desire to understand and heal the human eye led him to the field of optometry. But it was a special program for students considering optometry that led him to The Ohio State University.

Jordan is an alumnus of the College of Optometry’s Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers program. The three–day residential program is designed to attract ethnically underrepresented minority students to careers in optometry.

“Growing up, at least for me, I had never seen an African-American male doctor and I feel like that’s an issue,” Jordan said.

Jordan grew up in Columbus and graduated from Wright State University before attending the I-DOC program. He’s now in his third year in the university’s optometry school. He said diversity in the medical field makes a difference in patient care.

“I feel like it makes you a little bit more comfortable when you go and see a doctor to know that they are a little bit more in tune to you and your needs,” he said. “I guess it also makes you feel like you’re being listened to. It’s just overall more comfortable.”

Students in the I-DOC program come from colleges and universities across the country. The most recent class of more than two dozen students wrapped up on campus last week.

Students learn to dissect a cow eyeball

I-DOC students learn about new vision technology, eye diseases and new information about better eye care. Guest speakers include Ohio State graduates in the field of optometry. The participants receive information on the requirements for admission and the application process, and get a chance to ask questions of the alumni, faculty, staff and students of the College of Optometry.

Barbara Fink, professor of optometry and vision science, runs the I-DOC program said diversity plays an important role in improving the profession overall.

“It enriches us, it enriches our class. Making our class more diverse helps the class,” Fink said. “It also helps the profession. It helps students to be with other students who don’t look like them and come from different backgrounds for them to be better able to interact with and care for their patients. And it helps them when they leave to go out and serve a larger community.”

Joshua Simpo, a second-year student from the University of South Florida, attended the program this month. He said he found it to be informative and supportive. He said it also helps serve a critical mission.

“I think growing the ranks of diversity in any medical field is very important. But in optometry it’s even more important here because optometry is a subsection of medicine,” he said. “I think it’s important for us serving our community, it’s important for them to see people that look like them.”

Simpo said the I-DOC program has influenced where he will apply to continue his education.

“With the friendliness of the staff and the faculty, I do see myself coming to Ohio State as one of my number one options for optometry school. Before I was thinking of going somewhere a little closer to home but now that I see it, I’m really liking the vibe of the school,” he said.

Original Source: https://news.osu.edu/college-of-optometry-summer-program-works-to-boost-diversity-in-eye-care/

Original Author: Chris Booker – Ohio State News

 

Eye Corrective Surgery This Summer Season

This summer has been a hot one!  With hot summer days glasses can be a pain.  They fog up when its humid and you head outside after being in the air, cause your face to sweat, make you have to carry expensive sunglasses, and are just an all-around hassle make many people start to consider LASIK vision correctionLaser eye correction surgery technology is better than ever and is used to treat myopia hyperopia, and astigmatisms by reshaping the cornea to allow the light entering your eye to properly be focused onto your eyes retina.  In most cases surgery can be performed in under fifteen minutes and is pain-free.

The LASIK Process

After an initial consultation with your eye surgeon you will be scheduled for LASIK surgery.  During your surgery an eye surgeon will use a tool to cut a thin flap in the cornea that is circular in shape.  This flap will be folded back allowing the surgeon to access the cornea area known as the stroma to remove the corneal tissue that is creating your vision problem.

A cool ultraviolet laser beam removes tiny bits of tissue to reshape the cornea to allow light to properly enter the retina and improve overall vision.  For nearsightedness the goal is to flatten the cornea while with farsightedness a steeper cornea is created.  Astigmatisms are treated by smoothing out irregular cornea shapes into a more natural shape.

Once the laser has been used to reshape the cornea, the eye doctor will lay the flap back in place so that the area of the cornea where the tissue was removed is covered allowing naturally healing to take place.  During surgery patients are not under anesthesia and instead only require topical anesthetic drops to numb the area.  Laser eye surgery does not require stitches or band aides.

Once surgery has been completed it is important to rest.  Your eyes may temporarily feel an itch or a burn that will go away in time.  It is important to have someone with you to drive you home after the surgery.  In fact, you are not to drive until an eye doctor has confirmed your vision meets legal driving standards which is usually done during a follow up visit the day after surgery.

You can expect hazy eye sight the say of your surgery that should clear up by the following day.  Over time your vision will continue to improve eventually stabilizing.  Many LASIK surgeons will allow you to return to work the following day but recommend a couple of days of rest if at all possible.  Patients are told to avoid strenuous activity for at least a week to allow for healing.

Patients that follow their surgeons directions and remain steadfast to their recovery should experience very little discomfort or complications.

If you are looking to reduce or even get rid of your eye glasses and/or contacts let us at Rohr Eye & Laser Center help you! We offer several types of LASIK eye surgery including PRK, AK, CK, Cataracts surgery and more. We perform all these eye laser treatments with state of the art equipment. We are a leader in laser vision correction, and our goal is to help you achieve superior vision. Contact us today or view our website http://www.michiganlasik.com/  to schedule an appointment.

 

Using Lasik to mend astigmatism

After many years of research and clinical testing, the ability to fix astigmatism with lasik eye surgery has finally materialized.

In order to comprehend this journey and understand how elimination of astigmatism is possible, it’s important to review some basics, such as understanding astigmatism, its manifestations as well as how lasers treat nearsightedness and astigmatism.

Astigmatism is a condition of the eye where the light beams reaching it come to focus at multiple points.

In a perfect eye, the beams should converge on a single point on the macula. This creates a crisp image.

In an eye suffering from astigmatism disease, the point is instead a blob, making the image blurry. The brain finds it difficult to interpret this unclear image, so it sends signals to the eye muscles to change the focus to sharpen the image. This futile exercise leads to fatigue, headaches and red eyes.

Astigmatism is caused when the horizontal and vertical curvatures of the eye are not similar. This shape imperfection could arise in the cornea (the clear front part of the eye) or the internal structures of the eye. Until now, identification of the source, the amoun, and the exact spread of astigmatism has been a challenge.

Recent advances in mapping the shape of the cornea and the wavefront of the eye have been a hallmark advance. Wavefront is the sum of all imperfections in the eye. It is best mapped by a device called iDesign wavescan studio, in which 1,287 beams of light are sent into the eye. They travel through the eye to the retina and bounce back to a computerized detector, which rapidly analyzes the shape and calculates the exact correction required along the 1,287 zones to get a perfect shape. This information is saved on a flash drive, which transfers the information to the latest generation of lasers.

Older lasers were broad beam, so each pulse could only treat an area of 6 mm. The latest cutting-edge laser beams can be reduced to smaller zones of 1 mm or less. The shape of the beam can also be matched to information obtained from the iDesign wavescan studio. These lasers are also able to detect any rotation in the eye, as well as track the eye during delivery of the beam. Hence they can treat vertical and horizontal planes differently.

Besides astigmatism, there are other aberrations called higher order aberrations, which are responsible for glare and fuzzy edges of objects. These cannot be corrected by glasses or older generation of lasers.

The good news is that even they may be reduced by the new advanced technology. Therefore, the incidence of nighttime glare and haloes are markedly reduced.

Corneal topography guided laser technology like Catz from Nidek and Contoura from Alcon work similarly; however, they are only limited to mapping the cornea. IDesign by Johnson and Johnson maps the cornea and the internal eye abnormalities. All three of these are FDA-approved technologies that have benefited consumers.

The modern advanced iDesign wavefront laser technology is much better than glasses and contact lenses for patients who have astigmatism. The lasers can cure the astigmatism and give sharp vision.

If you have waited for technology to fix astigmatism, the time has arrived.

Original Source: https://www.toacorn.com/articles/using-lasik-to-mend-astigmatism/

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Published On: Jul 12 2018

Can Surgery Repair Your Cataracts?

Unfortunately, far too many people take their eyesight for granted and just assume that they will always have it. That is until something happens to change it and then everything changes in an instant. Whether it is a gradual, instant, partial or complete loss, having to deal with the loss of sight is truly a life-changing event. Unless you have experienced some degree of temporary blindness or loss of sight, you have no idea what it is like to live with cataracts.

 

What are Cataracts? What causes them?

The lens of the eye plays an extremely important function and as long as it is working correctly your vision will be unaffected. Unfortunately, at some point, the natural lens starts to get cloudy and no longer allows for optimum focusing capability. According to vision specialist, the cloudiness of the natural lens is caused by the buildup of proteins that gather together on the surface of the lens which gives it the cloudy appearance.

 

This cloudiness causes the light that is able to pass through the eye to be unfocused and images appear blurry. Once your vision becomes hazy and blurry it normally means that your vision is at risk and that you will need to talk to an ophthalmologist to determine what is the next the step that you will need to in order to be able to restore your vision.

 

What treatments are options available to correct the condition?

There is only one real treatment to correct cataracts in one or both eyes and that is surgery. The surgical procedure involves removing the clouded lens and replace it with an Intraocular (IOL) implant lens. Once the surgery is complete and the cataract removed your vision will once again return to normal. There are two different types of IOL lens; monofocal and multifocal

 

Cataract surgery

If you are like millions of people who have cataracts, you will eventually have to opt to go through the surgery to have the affected lens in your eye or eyes. Unfortunately, as of now, this is absolutely the only way to treat Cataracts and have any chance of being able to see normally again. The skilled surgeon will remove the cloudy lens and replace it with an implant lens and you will be able to see normal again.

 

Cataract laser surgery

As with many eye procedures, the laser has made performing the delicate task of cutting in and around the eye much safer. This is definitely true in the case of the Cataract surgery. Now there is a second type of surgery that can be performed on your Cataract and it involves using a laser instead of the blade of a knife.

 

Common risks associated with cataract surgery

As with any surgery, you should always take into consideration the risks that are involved before you go under the knife. While you are obviously at a point in your life that you are in danger of totally losing your vision due to the severity of your cataracts in your eyes, however, you still need to be sure that you understand all of the risks from having the cataract removal surgery. We put together a list of some of the more common risks associated with the cataract surgery procedure:

 

Risks associated with Cataract Surgery using multifocal IOL
  • Loss of sharpness in vision
  • Halo effect in low light or fog
  • Excessive glare

 

If you are looking to reduce or even get rid of your eye glasses and/or contacts let us at Rohr Eye & Laser Center help you! We offer several types of LASIK eye surgery including PRK, AK, CK, Cataracts surgery and more. We perform all these eye laser treatments with state of the art equipment. We are a leader in laser vision correction, and our goal is to help you achieve superior vision. Contact us today or view our website http://www.michiganlasik.com/  to schedule an appointment.

 

 

 

Patient age, corneal thickness need to be considered in laser eye surgery

The patient selection process is important to ensure positive outcomes.

Surgeons must take several patient factors into account when determining the appropriate laser eye surgery and ensuring the best outcomes.

LASIK is the preferred procedure for most patients at his practice, Peter S. Hersh, MD, FACS, told Ocular Surgery News, but factors such as a patient’s risk for ectasia, thin corneas, irregular topography and epithelial changes may make PRK the more appropriate procedure.

“In general, I prefer LASIK over PRK. It’s easier for patients, easier for re-treatment, and we also find in our practice that it is slightly more refractively predictable because there is less wound healing and epithelial remodeling component. With that as the baseline, I’d say we do about 75% LASIK and 25% PRK,” Hersh said. “One of the reasons I would do PRK: We’re very interested in keratoconus in my practice, and we obviously don’t want to put patients at risk of ectasia. Patients I’ll select for PRK typically have thinner corneas, which with LASIK would not leave a residual stromal bed (RSB) of more than 300 µm. I use 300 µm RSB, in general, as my cutoff, as well as a percentage of tissue altered of 40% of corneal thickness.”

Indications

Any irregularity on topography that does not point to an ectasia risk, which would rule out surgery, or a concern about keratoconus or ectasia because of a slight topography irregularity may be a reason for performing PRK instead of LASIK, Hersh said.

Patients who have minor corneal scars or a foreign body scar may be better suited for PRK, he said, as these irregularities may lead to vertical gas breakthrough during femtosecond flap creation. In addition, patients with epithelial basement membrane dystrophy are better treated with PRK in order to circumvent epithelial sloughing after LASIK and also to treat the dystrophic material itself.

“All of that having been said, the results of LASIK are exceptional, and we’ll treat patients from +4 D upwards to –8 D or –10 D, given that all the corneal variables are appropriate. Obviously, if they have thinner corneas or higher corrections, we may not want to do the treatments and we’ll move to something like a phakic IOL. But with current technologies, we have excellent results with LASIK along those parameters as well as up to 6 D of astigmatism, which we have treated successfully in post-corneal transplant patients,” he said.

Age can also be a factor in patient selection, as those with signs of early cataracts may be more appropriate to move into lens treatment rather than a corneal surgery. In addition, high corrections in association with very flat baseline corneal curvature may lead a surgeon to avoid corneal surgery, Hersh said.

Hyperopic patients

Hyperopic patients typically have excellent results after LASIK, Hersh said.

“We probably treat higher hyperope patients than a lot of other people do. I find in a presbyopic population with hyperopia, the inherent aberration profile one gets with a hyperopic treatment actually corrects for a lot of their near vision. They’re enjoying better near vision than a native cornea would in the same patient with presbyopia,” he said.

Instead of a presbyopic LASIK approach for myopic patients, Hersh said he will typically do “some mini-monovision, usually with about 0.75 D overcorrection of the hyperopes and about 0.75 D to 1 D undercorrection in the myopes.”

“In most cases, I don’t think you actually need a lot more than that to give them a functional near-point vision. We’ve moved away from a presbyLASIK approach. We used to do a fair amount of that, where we’d model a hyperprolate pattern onto the cornea. I’m finding the mini-monovision approaches work so well that we’re rarely doing a presbyLASIK approach,” he said.

“In older patients, if there is concern about epithelial healing and ocular surface integrity, I still prefer LASIK over PRK. LASIK can preserve the epithelium and offers less risk for epitheliopathy and aberrant healing after the procedure,” Hersh said. “In our experience, the incidence of LASIK-associated dry eye has decreased markedly with the use of thin femtosecond laser flaps.”

“I find myself actually moving away from PRK and more toward LASIK in those cases,” he said. – by Robert Linnehan

Original source: https://www.healio.com/ophthalmology/refractive-surgery/news/print/ocular-surgery-news/%7Ba7662563-c10e-4198-bb9f-eb637231c419%7D/patient-age-corneal-thickness-need-to-be-considered-in-laser-eye-surgery

Written by: Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition

Original Date: May 25 2018

 

7 Reasons Why You Should Consider Corrective Eye Surgery

If you wear eyeglasses, chances are you’ve probably thought about having corrective eye surgery at least once. The frustration of having to wear glasses all the time can be really annoying. Even wearing contacts instead of glasses can be a dreadful chore each morning as you have to put your lenses in and then take them out each night. Here are a few reasons why you should just bite the bullet and consider corrective eye surgery to help you see without glasses or contacts:

Convenience

One of the biggest benefits of corrective eye surgery is the convenience of not having to deal with glasses or contact lenses each day. You’ll be able to wake up in the morning with amazing sight!

Long Term Cost Savings

The procedure might be a lot up front, but corrective eye surgery will save you money in the long term since you won’t have to pay for glasses, contacts or a new lens prescription each year if your vision changes.

No Prescription Sunglasses Needed

If you wear glasses, you know you need your regular glasses and then additional prescription sunglasses if you don’t wear contacts. This just doubles the amount of money you have to spend on glasses! Laser eye surgery eliminates the need for both types of glasses!

Active Lifestyle

If you live an active lifestyle, you already know how frustrating it is to have to wear glasses all the time. They fall off when you’re working out, playing sports and can’t be worn when you’re swimming. You won’t need to worry about any of this when you choose corrective eye surgery!

Increased Confidence

Some people with glasses don’t feel as confident as they would without them. Corrective eye surgery will make you feel and see better since you’ll be able to walk around with your head tall instead of being self-conscious because of your glasses.

Simple Surgery

Even though it’s still surgery, you’ll be out for maybe a day before going back to your regular schedule. But only this time, you won’t need any glasses.  Corrective eye surgery isn’t a hard surgery at all and thousands of people get it down each day. It’s not super invasive like other surgeries and you simply go in, have it done and then are released a few hours later.

If you are looking to reduce or even get rid of your eye glasses and/or contacts let us at Rohr Eye & Laser Center help you! We offer several types of LASIK eye surgery including PRK, AK, CK, Cataracts surgery and more. We perform all these eye laser treatments with state of the art equipment. We are a leader in laser vision correction, and our goal is to help you achieve superior vision. Contact us today or view our website http://www.michiganlasik.com/  to schedule an appointment.

 

Avoid Lasik side effects

Side effects of Lasik eye surgery have prevented many from undergoing the procedure.

Take, for example a 37-yearold talent agent from Hollywood. He hated glasses and could not tolerate contact lenses. He even had the money to do the procedure. The only thing stopping him was that his uncle had the procedure 20 years earlier and had a lot of side effects.

This was food for thought, but it was also a lead-in to discussing how modern technology has decreased the incidence of side effects and the best way to prevent them.

The side effects from Lasik stem from causes before surgery, during the procedure and afterward. I explained to him that once we understand the cause, elimination becomes a matter of will and dedication.

Before surgery

Age of patient: The best age for Lasik eye surgery is from 21 to 45. Younger patients can undergo laser vision correction, but steps must be taken to determine stability of vision. Otherwise the effect of surgery will wear off.

Refractive stability: It is important that vision has stabilized and the eyeglass prescription has stayed the same for at least a year. However, minor variations are to be expected and are even allowed by the FDA.

Ruling out the effect of other medical conditions: diabetes and autoimmune diseases like thyroiditis may lead to increased side effects such as delayed healing of the surface layer.

Shape of the cornea: The shape of the cornea should be within normal ranges. If the cornea is thin or abnormal it could bulge after surgery, which would affect the outcome of the procedure.

Dry eye: This is present in a lot of individuals, especially those living in warm, dry climates like Southern California. Older individuals, postmenopausal women and anyone taking multiple medications are predisposed to a lack or poor quality of tears. Dry eyes must be resolved before Lasik is done.

During the procedure

Automated versus manual data entry: Manual entry for data needed to perform the surgery was found to be the most common source of error in one study. Newer automated wavescan systems eliminate data entry errors. The technology is used to collect information about the patient’s eye and create a correction plan to be used during surgery.

Calibration and accuracy of laser: Choosing a doctor one can trust is paramount because it is difficult to analyze behind-thescene actions. The best centers keep the laser well-calibrated and under maintenance contract with the manufacturing company.

Sterility of equipment: This is a no-brainer but is sometimes neglected at greedy centers.

After Lasik surgery

Immediate assessment of flap: Within an hour the surgeon needs to check the flap placement. Adjustments should be done to prevent long-term problems.

Doctor should check within 24 to 48 hours for inflammation or infection: This should not be neglected. It often gets omitted when the operating doctor is different from the one doing the postoperative checkups.

Original Source: https://www.toacorn.com/articles/avoid-lasik-side-effects/

Original Date: May 16 2018

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Increasing Freedom After LASIK Eye Surgery

After LASIK eye surgery patients should expect an increasing freedom in their lifestyles.  There is a new-found convenience that is found after laser vision correction.  Upwards of ninety percent of LASIK patients state that they are more than satisfied with the results seen after surgery.  In fact, there are a number of lifestyle changes that are mentioned over and over when talking about the independence vision correction surgery gives patients.

TV in Bed

Imagine how annoying it is to have to get up and take out your contact lenses after watching television in bed and gotten comfortable or worse yet falling asleep with your glasses on, rolling over, and breaking them.  LASIK allows people to enjoy clear vision twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week without the weight and irritation of glasses rubbing against your nose or cheeks or the uncomfortable feeling of dry eyes in the morning.  Clear vision makes a huge transformation in patient’s everyday routines including catching some late-night television.

Decrease Expenses for Clear Vision

Costs associated with vision exams, yearly contacts, and eyeglasses can really add up to a lot of money over the course of a year.  The updates in your prescription and the constant need for replacement glasses can cost upwards of a thousand dollars.  Not only do they cost more financially, contacts cost you in time as well.  There is a significant amount of time involved in caring for your contact lenses.  With LASIK eye surgery the time and financial costs of taking care of your eyes decreases significantly.

Convenience in Sport Activities

Have you ever tried running with glasses on?  LASIK makes it possible to participate in sports without the inconvenience of contacts or glasses.  Patients that are into swimming can swim without needing expensive prescription goggles or risking the loss of a contact lens in the water.  Not only can this increase your performance in sporting activities it can add comfort in participation.

Physical Changes

Without the need for eyeglasses, LASIK patients will experience a change in their physical appearance.  Women may find a new-found love for makeup as they no longer need to hide their eyes behind glasses.  In fact, men and women both enjoy the cosmetic changes of laser eye correction whether they are at home, work, or play.

Options in Sunglasses

Without the need for prescription eyeglasses you have a world of sun glass options to choose from.  Sunglasses are an especially important fact of life for LASIK patients as they help protect your newly fixed eyes from the damaging rays of the sun.

Of course, the greatest advantage of laser correction surgery is the reward of clear vision.  Reward yourself today with a free LASIK consultation with the professionals at Michigan Lasik – Rohr Eye & Laser Center.

If you are looking to reduce or even get rid of your eye glasses and/or contacts let us at Rohr Eye & Laser Center help you! We offer several types of LASIK eye surgery including PRK, AK, CK, Cataracts surgery and more. We perform all these eye laser treatments with state of the art equipment. We are a leader in laser vision correction, and our goal is to help you achieve superior vision. Contact us today or view our website http://www.michiganlasik.com/  to schedule an appointment.

Visual impairment – How to improve your vision

Visual impairment is when the ability to see is decreased and cannot be fixed by usual means such as glasses, contact lenses, laser surgery.

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 The quality of our vision depends on 2 factors:

The quality of the image that is transferred from the eyes to the brain- the optics. The quality of the image processing in the brain.

Vision may be impaired due to a variety of reasons. Some include eye disease, failure of the brain to receive and read the visual cues sent by the eyes etc.

Most of the means that are available for vision impairment are devices that influence the visual-optical system, such as glasses contact lenses and some of the low vision aids. Surgeries (cataract surgery, laser surgery), influence the optical system as well. RevitalVision Eye Exercises are designed to improve eyesight in patients suffering from a broad range of eye conditions and diseases such as Adult Amblyopia (Lazy Eye), enhancing vision after cataract surgery, improving low vision, enhancing vision after Lasik surgery, Nystagmus, treatment for postponing the need for reading glasses and low myopia.

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Amblyopia (lazy eye)

Amblyopia is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects at least 2% of most populations and can lead to permanently reduced vision if not detected and treated within a specific period in childhood. RevitalVision Lazy Eye exercises are done by stimulating specific areas in the brain, which create new connections between the neurons. As a result of brain plasticity, these changes can occur after the critical age of 8-9 years, which means that Adult Lazy Eye can be cured using RevitalVision Lazy Eye exercises method.

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RevitalVision Cataract surgery recovery exercises

The difficulty in vision after artificial lens implants results from a significant decrease in contrast sensitivity, and from the brain’s need to adapt to the new image coming from the eye. Contrast sensitivity decreases with age and after cataract surgery. Decrease in contrast sensitivity include symptoms such as difficulty with night vision, difficulty detecting stains on clothes or dishes, difficulty distinguishing facial expressions and a need of more lighting while reading. RevitalVision eye exercises improve contrast sensitivity post cataract surgery by over 150% on average and help to adjust to the new vision, by influencing the vision processing ability in the brain. This goal is reached by Revitalvision eye exercises, practiced at home in front of the computer.

Nystagmus treatment

Nystagmus is a repetitive, uncontrolled movement of the eyes. These movements often result in reduced vision and depth perception. RevitalVision exercises are designed according to the needs of each individual based on specific stimulation. Gabor patches stimulate specific areas in the brain so that it can maximize its efficiency from the information received from the eye. The effect obtained by RevitalVision eye exercises is an improvement of 2.5 lines and a 100% improvement in contrast sensitivity.

Presbyopia

Natural effects of aging cause a decline in near vision resulting in the need for reading glasses or bifocals. Customers and clinical trial participants who have completed the presbyopia program have experienced improved eyesight and quality of life, including reading without glasses, reading smaller print – on a newspaper, menu or computer screen. Reading better – in low contrast or challenging conditions like reading street signs on the move.

Post LASIK program

Blurred vision from the eyes can be improved by enhancing brain visual processing. To fine-tune the results of LASIK (refractive surgery), RevitalVision trains your brain to see better without additional surgery.

Low myopia

Or near-sightedness is a vision defect caused by the shape and length of the eye. Near-sighted people can see close objects clearly and distant objects appear out of focus. Thousands of customers and clinical trial participants who have completed the RevitalVision low myopia program have experienced improved eyesight and quality of life, including: Reading subtitles on TV, reading signs in the street and recognizing faces from a distance.

RevitalVision eye exercises are practiced at home in front of the computer and last approximately 30 minutes, under the supervision of an optometrist or ophthalmologist. More than 85% of patients who were candidates for this treatment and completed its course improved their visual acuity by 2.5 rows and showed 100% improvement in their contrast sensitivity. RevitalVision eye exercises train the brain to see better without the use of medications, without the necessity of surgery and with no side effects. These eye exercises have been proven their efficacy clinically and scientifically.

Original Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/245704

Original Date: 5/10/18

Written By: B. Optom Yonina Thee