Tunnel Vision: What Peripheral Vision Loss Feels Like

Your field of vision includes everything you are able to see, both peripheral and central vision. Central vision is what’s in front of you, while peripheral vision is what you can see without turning your head. Also known as tunnel vision, the loss of peripheral vision can be concerning for many people, especially if it…

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The Evolution of Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery goes back further than you may realize. It’s not only one of the most common surgeries on the planet, it’s also the oldest. In fact, cataract surgery is considered to be among the most successful treatments in the world of medicine. In its infancy, cataract surgery was only called upon for the most…

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Cataract Surgery: Everything You Need to Know

If you have been told you need cataract surgery, you no doubt have some concerns and questions. But keep in mind that cataract surgery, the most commonly performed surgical procedure, is one of the safest surgical procedures you can have, according to Johns Hopkins. Cataracts affect nearly 21 million Americans over the age of 40,…

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FAQs About Cataract Surgery

A cataract forms when the eye’s natural lens becomes cloudy, caused by the breakdown of proteins in your lens that make things look hazy, blurry, or less vibrant. Aging is the top cause of cataracts, but diabetes, medication, eye injuries, and family history can all play a part as well. If you have cataracts, you…

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IOL Implants: All About Lens Replacement After Cataracts

An intraocular lens, or IOL for short, is a small artificial lens designed to replace the eye’s natural lens that’s removed during cataract surgery. In other words, cataract surgery removes one or both cloudy lenses and adds a clear IOL implant to improve vision, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.Just like contact lenses or…

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What is a Posterior Capsulotomy?

Sounds like a mouthful, but a posterior capsulotomy is basically a kind of laser surgery many people might need after cataract surgery to help them see more clearly if their vision gets cloudy again, says the American Academy of Ophthalmology. During cataract surgery, an ophthalmologist will remove the cloudy lens in your eye, replacing it…

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8 Cataract Surgery Side Effects and What to Do About Them

Being told you may need cataract surgery can be overwhelming. You may not know what to expect and you may be concerned with any possible side effects. Fortunately, side effects are rare with this type of surgery and discomfort is mild, but it’s still wise to know and understand what could happen. If you do…

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How to Choose a Cataract Surgeon

If you suspect you have cataracts or have been referred to a few cataract surgeons by your doctor, you may wonder what the next step is. How do you choose the best cataract surgeon in Austin? There are many factors to consider, from reputation and years of experience to success rate and comfort level. It…

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Is LASIK Permanent?

We get this question a lot here at Broberg Eye Care. The answer is, while the effects of LASIK surgery are permanent, it’s possible for some patients to see decreasing benefits over time. More on that in a bit. First, let’s define what LASIK is and who may be a good candidate for this procedure.…

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Can Diabetic Retinopathy be Reversed?

Diabetic retinopathy is a serious eye condition that can result in vision loss and blindness in those with diabetes. It impacts blood vessels in the retina, which is the light-sensitive tissue layer found at the back of the eye. Diabetic retinopathy, caused by high blood sugar due to diabetes, happens to be the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults. According to the CDC, diabetic…

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