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Cataract Surgery Reduces Auto Accidents

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA, 2002;288:841-849) demonstrates that cataract surgery reduces the rate of auto accidents by 50% in older patients. This study recruited cataract patients between the ages of 55 and 84 years from 12 Alabama eye clinics and included 174 patients who had cataract surgery and 103 who […]

Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an aging change in the area of the retina that provides central vision. AMD results from damage to the photoreceptors within the macula, a tiny area at the center of the retina in the back of the eye (see diagram). People with AMD may develop deterioration of their central vision […]

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery can dramatically restore a more youthful, rested, and naturally alert appearance. Cosmetic eyelid surgeryinvolves the removal of loose skin folds and bagginess, and can be performed on the upper and lower eyelids. While eyelid surgery is useful for removing excess tissue, laser skin resurfacing tightens and rejuvenates damaged skin. In this procedure, a high energy beam […]