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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The Best Contacts for Dry Eyes

According to the Dry Eye Directory, 5 to 10% of people in America suffer from dry eyes. That’s up to 50 million Americans, and you might be one of them. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at what causes dry eyes, how to know if you have them, and the best contacts for…

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How to Prevent Glaucoma from Worsening

Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that can lead to irreversible vision loss if left untreated. However, there are several proactive measures that individuals can take to slow down or prevent the worsening of glaucoma. In this blog post, we will explore several essential steps you can incorporate into your lifestyle to protect your vision…

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When is It Too Late to Treat a Lazy Eye?

Lazy eyes are the most common cause of vision loss in children. In fact, up to three out of 100 children have a lazy eye. In today’s blog post, we’ll be taking a look at them and answering the question: when is it too late to treat one? What is Lazy Eye? According to Mayo…

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