The inside of a person’s eye has a substance known as aqueous humor. Clear and plasma like it circulates between the lens and cornea nourishing the cells. Secreted by the ciliary processes the aqueous humor keeps the eye functioning at high levels. Usually the amount of fluid created by the ciliary process has an equal amount of fluid draining out of the drainage angle. The whole process keeps the intraocular pressure within range. If the system becomes too pressured the possibility of damage to the optic nerve can occur causing a condition called glaucoma.
Created on: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Created on: Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Research moves ever forward on LASIK techniques and equipment. Improvement and success rate continue to climb in increments. In the past two years, several studies on topography-guided LASIK have given positive results in a field where over 90% success has become the norm. In a pivotal trial in 2016 topography-guided LASIK showed improvement for myopia in most cases. With that data, the FDA approved the new technology for use. Now an additional option exists when dealing with myopia with or without astigmatism.
Created on: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Legal blindness in the USA defines as a medical diagnosis where the central visual acuity measures at 20/200 or less even with correction. A person may have the label of legal blindness but still have usable vision. Presently the National Federation of the Blind states about 1.3 million people has the condition. Heightened awareness of the condition happens in January with National Braille Literacy Month. The group with the highest level of legal blindness has been senior citizens.
Created on: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Houston Texas has always been a place for the wild blue yonder and beyond. Houston Lasik agrees and has corrected the vision of many a NASA and Air Force person so they can continue with duties. The winds of change have begun in the aero-flight industry. Once exclusively a government program a bevy of companies have moved into commercial flights which Texas regularly participates in.
Created on: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Glaucoma lists as one of the leading causes of blindness in the USA. As many as 3 million Americans have the condition but only 50 percent know it. No cure exists for glaucoma, but an array of treatments do. Since 2012 a minimally invasive treatment known as iStent has been helping alleviate the problems caused by the disease.
Created on: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Eyes remain one of the most complicated and fascinating structures in the human body. Digital cameras though marvelous works of mechanical engineering cannot do all that the eye can do. According to Dr. Roger Clark, a leading digital and film imaging scientist who works with NASA, the resolution of the human eye approximates 576 megapixels. Many cameras do take much more in-depth resolution pictures of stars and distant galaxies, but it remains only a snapshot. The eye on the other hand continually moves and continuously does a stream of images nanosecond to nanosecond and decade after decade. Since digital technology remains new, no digital camera has yet to take the continuous images a single set of eyes on a single person has done. Visual acuity in humans ties closely with all our mental and physical functions. It has been stated that leaving a person with partial sight remains one of the cruelest and unusual punishments humans have ever devised.
Created on: Thursday, January 04, 2018
Wearing glasses requires a sacrifice at least once a day. A person will try to do without them and end up being a contortionist in the arms just to read something. Unless a person must wear glasses, they do not understand. The following list should help people who do not wear glasses understand.
Created on: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Presently the U.S. Census Bureau says a little over 40 million people age 65 years and older exist making them 10% of the population. In 2014 the Health and Human Services along with the Department of Commerce released a study that projected by 2050 nearly 21% of our population would be 65 years of age or older. Many seniors have chosen to age in place which means maintaining good eyesight becomes essential to optimizing brain function. Is there a way to give part of that sight back for Christmas?
Created on: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
A “Festival of Lights” occurs every year in December that does not have the designation of Christmas. For eight nights families will gather around a menorah. The sacred candle represents Divine inspirations, wisdom, and light. Known as a sacred vessel in the Holy Temple of Jerusalem the menorah connects Jews to their history while moving them forward into the future. When the menorah comes out so do special blessings, gift giving, family time and the holiday of Hanukkah.
Created on: Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Cataracts define as a clouding of the lens related to aging. About half of 80-year-old Americans have cataracts in the making or had to have cataract surgery. The lens in the eye has a transparency that lets the light shine through to concentrate on the retina. It allows nerve signals to process properly to the brain and make sharp clear images. As a lens becomes blurry the images also blur that the brain receives. Diseases such as diabetes, lifestyle habits such as alcohol or smoking, or prolonged exposure to ultraviolet sunlight can create cataracts as well. In the USA at least 20 million people older than 40 have the condition. Many treatments have been designed to alleviate the cataract and Acrysof IQ Restor as of March 2017 lists as the latest.
Created on: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Movies thrill and astound us. One-person hosted shows give us a glimpse of what all a media personality can do. Behind all the glitz and special effects lies real human beings. To do all those marvelous scenes takes a keen eye. Reading a teleprompt under bright lights can become difficult for those Red Carpet and award moments. So, some of the actors and actresses have decided to use LASIK surgery to bring their eyesight up to an impressive 20/20 level to compensate for the bright lights. Not falling for the illusion that they have become the superheroes they portray or even the villains most admit they either need the surgery to do a top rate job or have had the surgery. Unlike public relations machines in the past they do not brag about it. Once done they reservedly return to the real people they have become. A few do share the experience, so others can be given their sight back.
Created on: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
With each new technology in medicine, a trend of personalizing the techniques for patient care occurs. LASIK from its beginning had a customization element. The laser eye surgery cannot even be performed unless it is customized for the cornea to be operated on. Whether a clinic or hospital the experience itself becomes personalized from the moment a patient walks into a clinic. It’s the only way to get optimum care for a patient.
Created on: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Thanksgiving will soon be here and everybody is planning on ways how to make it even more special than last year. Now, before you start looking for a new recipe to surprise and delight the whole with, why not celebrate Thanksgiving by being thankful for your healthy eyesight and making sure that you and your family will share nutritious, good for the eyes Thanksgiving meal?
Created on: Wednesday, November 08, 2017
All surgeries entail some risk. LASIK continues to have a high rate of success with patients mostly because of the caring compassion of the doctors who believe in the procedure. LASIK surgery should not be taken lightly. Your eyes are an important part of your well-being. A fair assessment of any surgery is knowing the complaints and risks.
Created on: Thursday, November 02, 2017
LASIK is among the foremost refractive eye surgeries. It defines as a form of a corrective procedure to reshape the cornea. Excimer lasers exist for this purpose. Intended to treat conditions such as myopia, astigmatism and hypermetropia, this type of surgery is common in the treatment of congenital conditions as well. Currently, a proven and established practice; it became ideal for those wanting freedom from glasses and contacts. To further improve this treatment, expert consultation with a Houston LASIK center is recommended. The popularity of this treatment methodology has excited many people who traditionally perceived this to be an invasive surgery. But the fact that this lists as a minimally invasive procedure has established this treatment as a most optimized one.
Created on: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Summer has arrived, and with the recent news from NOAA that the sun has increased the number of solar flares, it throws at us, its time to look at UV radiation levels. In the solar flares exist a variety of light waves which effect the body one of which lists as UV radiation. UV radiation defines as the invisible rays of energy the burst from the sun and bathes our planet just like normal sunlight.
Created on: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
No one technique fits every patient. That is why the Houston Lasik clinic trains its staff and doctors in several techniques. If LASIK laser eye surgery becomes determined not to give you the best eyesight Houston Lasik has other options. What are the surgeries or terms used in a LASIK center?
Created on: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
In short – YES! Yoga exercises have existed for thousands of years to improve the eyesight at a holistic level and not just at a site-specific or organ-specific level. The benefits of this 5000-year-old methodology based on exercises known as asanas are well known. Houston Lasik uses many natural methods in eye care to make optimum health. Laser eye surgery happens only when necessary in Houston. For the time in between eye check-ups and for after a LASIK surgery heals yoga eye exercises can help maintain eye health. So, what are these exercises and how complicated are they? In fact – these exercises are not complicated at all. They are simple but powerful. Here’s a look at some of them.
Created on: Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Most people have heard that prolonged exposure to UV light can create cataracts in eyes over the long term. Eyes also need protection from shorter wavelengths of visible light. The shorter wavelength of visible light emits the wavelength of blue and violet. That lists as the wavelength, not the actual color.
Created on: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
LASIK, an acronym, means laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis defines as a vision correction laser surgery. FDA approved the surgery has been around for 20 years, and it modifies the shape of the cornea. The cornea is the clear covering on the front of the eye that allows light to pass through to reach the retina. Over the years stories have surfaced about the procedure. Some true, some partially true and some myth. The following is a list of questions that cover those concepts.
Created on: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Now close to ten percent of the population in the USA lists as elderly. The census defined elderly as those Americans of age 65 or older. Most of those senior Americans need eye care even in Houston. Health and Human Services with the Department of Commerce determined in its 2014 study that by 2050 that 20.9% of the population will be seniors. Preserving high quality vision makes for a high-quality life. Poor vision in the elderly limits activities, increases risks of accidents, and forces a person to give up vital activities to their emotional well-being.
Created on: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
The FDA recommends LASIK surgery for 18 years old and above. The reasons vary for the constraint with age such as a refractive error in the eyes change as a child grows. What was accepted as normal eye vision indicators as a toddler will not be the same as a teenager. Prescriptions frequently change in children due to growth phases. Under normal circumstances, LASIK is not a recommended procedure for children. Conditions do exist where LASIK can be recommended for children under 18 years of age.
Created on: Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Foundational to learning, reading offers the information that sets the stage for exploring what career options a person has. Reading requirements at college level remain heavy with assignments of many chapters to cover the material necessary. If any problems with the eyes exist in young adults, it will show.
Created on: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Having a hawk’s or eagle’s visual acuity lists as something that many people desire. But truth be told – it is impossible. An eagle’s head structure and placement of its eyes allow it to have a wider field of vision – which is almost 360 degrees. On the other hand, a human’s field of vision does not even touch an 180-degree span. An eagle’s vision is sharper – what a human can see sharply 5 feet away; an eagle can see even a hundred feet away. Eagles like several other birds of prey can see farther than humans as well. Though Houston Lasik excels in giving better vision, it cannot give humans eagle vision.
Created on: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The answer is yes, no, and maybe – all of them deserve the same proportion of acceptance. A LASIK surgery can enhance any person’s life – sportsperson or not. Wearing glasses or contacts may be uncomfortable for sports people. Statistics suggest that very few sports people wear glasses, although the number of them wearing contacts remains unverified. Athletes can wear glasses, but it is undesirable. Glasses could interfere with their sphere of activity. There exists the constant irritability caused by sweat and dust.
Created on: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The symbol of the eye became an important part of people’s culture during the ancient times. Many of their beliefs have in fact became part of our own culture and symbols. Some of these beliefs affect how people approach LASIK and laser eye surgery. Here are some of the beliefs about the eyes during the ancient past that you might find interesting.
Created on: Wednesday, August 09, 2017
The first eyeglass was invented during the 13th century, but even before that people were already suffering from poor vision. Nearsightedness and farsightedness were quite common. In fact, historical accounts exist of people suffering from poor eyesight. Some but not all of it due was due to their cultures, such as being injured in the eye from war and lack of protection from the UV rays of the sun. So how did the people cope with their poor vision during those times?
Created on: Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Laser in-situ keratomileusis or LASIK has now become the preferred choice for many doctors and patients because of how effective and safe it is compared to the other forms of treatment. Not only is it very effective and safe, it is also generally painless and the recovery fast. However, not all patients make a good candidate for LASIK. Your doctor will generally screen you to determine if you are a good candidate or not. Now, here are some guides that can tell you what to expect before the screening.
Created on: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
A lot of changes happen to the body when one becomes pregnant and some of these changes affects one’s vision. If you are pregnant and experiencing changes in your vision, here are some insights that you may find interesting.
Created on: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
You may not know it but you may be actually suffering from ocular hypertension or high eye pressure. Ocular hypertension happens when the pressure in the eye becomes abnormal. This may cause glaucoma and even vision loss. Ocular hypertension is in fact quite common so it’s important to have your eyes checked by your doctor. Statistically 4.5% to 9.4% of Americans who are 40 years old and older develop ocular hypertension. As one ages, the likelihood of developing it increases. Therefore, recommendations by doctors remind people to have a regular comprehensive eye examination at least once a year. For older people, one way to preserve eyesight is to have an eye exam at least twice a year.
Created on: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
The eyes are amongst the most complex organs in the body. The question as to how the eyes evolved has always confounded people. Darwin’s theory does not completely explain the evolution of the eye through the process of natural selection and mutation. Darwin has also upheld this fact and conceded that his theory could not firmly establish the evolution of the eye. Although scientists have theorized that the eye developed from pigmented areas on the skin, this does not explain the sheer complexity of this organ. Astoundingly the staff at Houston Lasik understand much about the anatomy of the eye. Most of the all they know how to correct vision with laser eye surgery in Houston.
Created on: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
As we age naturally occurring changes to the body nudges us to make adjustments. One of the areas of the body affected by aging becomes our eyes. Around the middle forties, some adults see a blurring when they try to read. Classified as a normal change known as presbyopia the lens becomes slightly less flexible. In the dim light, what was once easy to read may become blurry. Adults may purchase reading glasses. Bright lights may seem too bright. Simple mistakes like discerning the letter “b” from the letter “d” takes a few seconds longer than you like. Reading a favorite eBook makes you feel tired instead of satisfied all indicate a change in eyesight.
Created on: Wednesday, June 07, 2017
We love to watch them play sports, do movies or TV Shows. We admire their fine looks and antics that entertain us. We notice as we age they seem not to at first. When we are well into our reading glasses they have youthful appearing eyes. How? Many celebrities have discovered the gift of LASIK. LASIK is a refractive surgery that molds the cornea of the eye curve into it optimum position so that a patient has maximum eye sight. Made to correct corneal aberrations the surgery has been proven highly effective in 95% or more patients. Here is a list of celebrities who had the surgery.
Created on: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
New research by scientists at the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre indicated that taking Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids improved the cognitive ability of children. The test was conducted on children with difficulty reading, writing and comprehending. It must be noted that while most fats can be produced within the body, Omega-3 and Omega-6 has to be acquired from food. Some common foods rich in these Omega fatty acids are fish, flax seeds, vegetables, and nuts.
Created on: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
When your vision becomes blurry or when seeing at night becomes a challenge that gets worse due to halos or starbursts, it is tempting to want the problem to end right away. In fact, ending the problem as quickly as is humanly possible can become your main goal. However, often being patient is the best course of action when it comes to resolving your vision problems with LASIK.
Created on: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
It’s the time of year that things go bump in the night, but before you think you just have seen a ghost, consider checking your vision. Blurry vision affects the quality of life. Many causes exist for blurred vision. In most cases, it can be corrected. Often the blurring comes on gradually
Created on: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Globally LASIK has become the surgery of choice for improving vision. What has impressed doctors has been patients ask for the surgery even though insurance classifies it as an elective. Study after study has shown it highly effective for improving vision in certain areas. One of the reasons the surgery has remained popular despite out of pocket patient expense has been ophthalmologists continually seek to improve the operation. One of the latest developments in the field has been topography-guided LASIK.
Created on: Wednesday, May 03, 2017
A fact of aging gracefully for most people lists as the eyes weaken over time. For some the cornea clouds and eye sight dim, but otherwise the eye remains healthy. Others have serious eye diseases that must become managed carefully. Since we are living longer healthier lives quality of life maintenance becomes an important issue. Maintaining good eye sight prevents accidental falls and keeps the elderly active. Cataract surgery is covered by Medicare but there exists a better solution with astounding results for some patients and that surgery is called LASIK.
Created on: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
There is a common myth that LASIK causes vertigo. But this myth is just that – a myth. The reality is that this surgery is only a cornea reshaping procedure. Eye surgeons utilize lasers to conduct this procedure. There is no incision involved, and there is absolutely no blood loss. Therefore, there is no reason as to why this procedure can even be a related or indirect leave alone direct cause of vertigo.
Created on: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Should you have a laser retinal scan? A lot of people have been asking this question as many eye doctors recommend them. So, to finally answer this question, here are some facts about laser retinal scan, its benefits and when it is recommended.
Created on: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Everything in life must be learned and that includes seeing. Infants learns to see, in the same way that they learn to hear and eventually talk. Seeing is something that is developed over time. We are born with the body parts that can allow us to see things, but the ability to make sense of what we see comes to us gradually. Visual information captured by the eye is transmitted to the brain and we make sense of the information as we learn how to use the information.
Created on: Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Dark circles under the eye is something that all of us have had. Most often we have it when we do not have enough sleep. There are also people who seem to always have dark circles under their eyes. In most cases, the dark circles under the eyes are accompanied by bags or puffiness. The dark circles and the puffiness are cosmetic concerns for many as they tend to make one appear older, tired or even stressed. So, for those who are wondering what it is and how to deal with it, here are the most important facts about dark circles under the eyes and bags.
Created on: Thursday, March 30, 2017
It seems so unfair that people who suffer from hearing loss can now have cochlear implant to restore their hearing while people who are suffering from vision loss or low vision cannot rely on technology. Well, this may soon be a thing of the past as bionic eye has now been tested with grand success.
Created on: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
A lot of people are asking how Lasik can change one’s vision. What they actually mean, although they may not be aware of it, is how much change can Lasik make in their lives. Well, this is of course very subjective since we all depend on our eyes in different ways. Moreover, some of us have poorer eyesight than others. What makes us different is the way Lasik liberates us from the burden of having poor eyesight.
Created on: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Expert eye specialists at the Sugarland Eye & Laser Center in Houston deliver front-running eye solutions. KAMRA inlay is the new-found long-lasting solution that is touted as a revolutionary approach in enhancing near-vision. Visit an eye surgeon to understand if patients who have undergone cataract, LASIK, PRK etc. can benefit from KAMRA inlay.
Created on: Wednesday, March 08, 2017
If your eyesight does not seem to be like it used to be, you are right. The longer you live the more likely you will get “the cataract.” Look for these sign.
Created on: Wednesday, March 01, 2017
As we age one of the natural processes that occurs becomes the stiffening of the lens. Nothing truly has occurred as far as disease. The body has a natural progression determined by genetics, and the eyes vision becomes slightly blurred around the 40s to 50s. It takes a moment to see with clarity the way we did in the 20s and the 30s. Eventually the moment becomes two moments and slows down the process of reading or viewing. Some people cope by buying reading glasses, but options exist such as Dr. Amjad Khokhar’s office of not wearing glasses and having a procedure done that restores the vision to what it nearly once was. The risk happens to be quite low. But like any surgery you need to be aware of options and risks.
Created on: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
In 2010, ten clinics in a nationwide multicenter study in the USA determined the effectiveness of Crystalens accommodative lens. Crystalens developed as an accommodating intraocular lens to treat presbyopia and astigmatism at the same time in a single operation. Approved by the FDA, Crystalens treats intermediate and near loss of vision. It mimics the natural range of vision and has been modeled after the human eye itself. It even uses the muscles of the eye to flex and accommodate. Accommodate means the eyes responds to transitioning between distances. Crystalens intraocular lens was compared to a standard monofocal lens.
Created on: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
With U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval, the techniques of Crystalens, and the Trulign give you the best of both worlds in correcting vision. For years, patients with astigmatism and cataracts were corrected individually, but they had to choose which condition since both conditions could not be corrected in one patient. Crystalens and Trulign approval changed all that by expanding presbyopia-correcting technology to include astigmatism.
Created on: Wednesday, February 08, 2017
If we live long enough all of us have a good chance of having cataracts. In the USA about 3 million operations occur annually making cataract surgery one the most common eye surgeries. The reason it becomes so highly recommended has been it improves the vision dramatically if all that is wrong is a clouded lens. By age 75 to 85 nearly 90 percent have a cataract in formation. To accommodate that natural aging process ReStor Apodized Diffractive IOL has been created.