Monday, August 13, 2012

Houston LASIK & Eye Care Mobile Web Site

The Eye Clinic of Texas, a leading Houston LASIK and Ophthalmology practice is pleased to announce the launch of its new LASIK Laser Eye Surgery and eye care mobile web site. Patients who use an iPhone, Android or any mobile smartphone or computer tablet like an iPad and wish to learn more about LASIK or Laser Eye Surgery for vision correction, or who want to schedule a Free LASIK Consultation can simply search The Eye Clinic of Texas and click through to get information and dial the practice directly with the touch of a finger. 

If you are at a desktop computer and want to use a regular phone to schedule an appointment reach us at 800-423-3937 or for greater detail and more in depth information visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or to just be social come see us at facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

Friday, August 3, 2012

LASIK, Cataract & Multifocal Lens Implant

Question: I had LASIK in 2004 and now have a cataract that needs to be removed in the eye that had a near vision monovision correction. Is it possible to have the multifocal lens implant IOL after LASIK or just stay with monovision? 

Answer: Cataract Surgery and Lens Implants after LASIK can be a little tricky in terms of the precision of the measurements and calculations of the Lens Implant power. Multifocal Lens Implants can also be a little tricky, but more important certain Multifocal Lens Implants can decrease contrast sensitivity-which can be quite annoying in LASIK patients who may also have some slight decrease in contrast sensitivity. Given that you have had good success with monovision, the conservative approach would be to stick with it. However, there may be other considerations and the best thing to do is make sure that you have a consultation with a Cataract Surgeon who is also a LASIK & Refractive Surgeon as they will most likely have the depth of instrumentation to most precisely do the measurements, calculations and recommendations for you. 

Important Note: The information presented on the About Cataract Surgery Blog or provided in response to a request for information in the Ask Cataract Surgeons section on aboutcataractsurgery.com is not intended to diagnose or treat eye problems, eye conditions or eye diseases including appropriateness of treatment, risks, complications or side effects as related to Cataracts, Cataract Surgery or Lens Implants. In particular a response to an inquiry made on the Ask Cataract Surgeons section of aboutcataractsurgery.com is not meant to take the place of the professional medical care provided by your eye doctor, ophthalmologist and Cataract Surgeon. Contacting us via e-mail or any other means is not a substitute for medical care.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Astigmatism & Near Vision


Question: I have astigmatism and was wondering if after LASIK surgery would I need glasses to read?
Answer:  Assuming that the astigmatism that you have is regular and the cornea is healthy, LASIK should be pretty effective in correcting the vision problem associated with the astigmatism. Now, if you are of an age or approaching an age where you would normally be expected to need reading glasses or bifocals-say around 40-then even with the LASIK surgery correcting the astigmatism you will still need help reading for the near vision problem called presbyopia. Your best next step is to schedule a LASIK consultation with the best LASIK Surgeon you can find in your area and have all of the necessary measurements and consultation performed. From this he or she will be able to make the most appropriate Laser Eye Surgery recommendations to address your situation and expectations.

Important Note: The information presented on the See With LASIK Blog or provided in response to a request for information in the Ask LASIK Surgeons section on www.seewithlasik.com is not intended to diagnose or treat eye problems, eye conditions or eye diseases including appropriateness of treatment, risks, complications or side effects as related to LASIK. In particular a response to an inquiry made on the Ask LASIK Surgeons section ofwww.seewithlasik.com is not meant to take the place of the professional medical care provided by your eye doctor, ophthalmologist and LASIK surgeon. Contacting us via e-mail or any other means is not a substitute for medical care.