Isaac Porter, MD explains what cataracts are and what can be expected in a consultation evaluating cataracts. Surgical options are covered, including the three primary types of lens implants available. Standard intraocular lenses (IOLs) usually correct vision for distance, multifocal IOLs can give a full range of vision from up close to far away, and toric IOLs can correct astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery.
ReLEx SMILE is a modern laser vision correction procedure that has the potential to replace LASIK as the laser eye surgery of choice. The name of the procedure stands for SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction, which is a form of Refractive Lenticule Extraction.
Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about this exciting treatment.
Monocles are a very effective and convenient way to correct vision for reading at near or for distance vision. After age 45 when reading glasses are needed for up close vision, a monocle can help greatly.
Watch this special episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD as Jim Berry from Nearsights Monocles joins us to explain the many uses for monocles and how they help correct vision.
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A full-thickness corneal transplant combined with cataract removal and lens placement is a triple procedure. This is necessary when both a cataract and a cloudy or irregular cornea are interfering with vision.
Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about the triple procedure and how it is performed.
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An epiretinal membrane (ERM) is a thin abnormal layer on the surface of the retina in the back of the eye. This can cause distorted and blurred central vision as well as swelling and thickening of the retina.
Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about ERM and the possible treatment options.