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AcrySofⓇ IQ PanOptix Trifocal IOL FDA Approved

For patients with presbyopia or cataracts, there’s a new option on the market. On August 27, 2019, Alcon announced that the FDA has approved the commercial launch of the AcrySofⓇ IQ PanOptix Trifocal IOL. Keep reading to learn more! What is an IOL? An IOL, or intraocular lens is an artificial lens put in place… Read More

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Why The Trifocal IOL Matters

If you haven’t already heard the news, Westlake Eye Specialists was the first practice in Austin to put in the PanOptix trifocal lens. Now, you may be thinking, why does this matter? New technology is cool, but what’s the big deal? Well, the big deal is that it’s helping our patients see better than ever… Read More

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Can Eye Floaters Cause You to go Blind?

Occasionally, you may see small spots that seem to “float” in your field of vision. These are commonly known as floaters. Floaters are usually caused by condensation of the vitreous, the clear gel-like fluid that fills the inside of your eye. Shrinking of the vitreous causes the gel to pull off of the eye wall,… Read More

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Types of Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that impairs vision. There are four types of cataract: Nuclear Sclerotic, Cortical, Posterior Subcapsular and Congenital. The types of cataracts are classified based on where and how they develop in the eye. Nuclear Sclerotic Cataract: A nuclear sclerotic cataract refers to the hardening of… Read More

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What is Digital Eye Strain

We live in an ever changing digital world where our eyes are constantly staring at some type of screen. As a result, we develop eye strain. HOW DOES USING DIGITAL DEVICES HURT OUR EYES? There are a host of reasons, but the most common is Blue Light. Blue Light: Digital devices emit high energy short… Read More

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Doctors Who Perform LASIK

LASIK surgeons are eye doctors who are ophthalmologists. When it comes to eye care, the most trained and skilled professionals in the field are ophthalmologists. An ophthalmologist is a physician, either a doctor of medicine (MD) or doctor of osteopathy (DO), who specializes in the medical and surgical care of the eyes and visual system… Read More

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What Do You Feel During LASIK?

LASIK eye surgery is a very popular vision correction procedure, in part because it is patient-friendly in many ways. The procedure only takes about 15 minutes for both eyes, and the healing process begins immediately with little to no discomfort.  A common question among LASIK patients is “What do I feel during LASIK?” In order… Read More

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What Causes Contact Lens Discomfort?

While modern contact lenses are designed to be very comfortable for most wearers, it is common to occasionally experience mild discomfort. There are several different causes for contact lens discomfort, many with simple solutions. The most common causes include: Ill-Fit – Contact lenses are not one-size-fits-all. When you have a contact lens fitting in Austin,… Read More

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How Long Does It Take for the Eye to Heal After Cataract Surgery? – Part Two

The First Few Weeks After Surgery: You can bath or shower but avoid getting water in or near your eye. Typically, you will have a follow-up visit with your doctor the day after surgery. Have someone drive you to your follow-up visit. Avoid driving until the doctor has verified that it is safe for you… Read More

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How Long Does It Take for the Eye to Heal After Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is a procedure of the eye that removes and replaces a lens that has become cloudy. The vast majority of patients achieve improved, sharper vision, but this change is not necessarily immediate. Although some patients see well just a few days after cataract surgery, full healing can take up to three months. Cataract… Read More

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