The team at Island Eye Surgicenter cares deeply about our patients’ ocular health. We feel a duty and responsibility to educate you about ways to preserve your vision and lower your risk of sight-stealing diseases. You might be surprised to learn that there are simple steps that you can take right now to reduce your… Continue Reading →
Does Cataract Surgery Hurt?
Before a laser cataract treatment procedure, our patients often ask us: “Is cataract surgery painful?” The eyes are an extremely sensitive area of the body, and it is natural to feel nervous or apprehensive about a laser or other surgical instruments coming into contact with the eyes. Some people even postpone the treatment they need… Continue Reading →
Natural Ways to Lift the Eyelids that Don’t Work
The Internet is teeming with natural solutions to nearly every cosmetic problem: think natural hair dye or natural teeth whitening. The truth is that some things are better left to a professional, such as treatment to lift drooping or hooded eyelids. Regardless, that doesn’t stop so-called Internet experts from suggesting natural ways to lift the… Continue Reading →
Caring for Someone with Cataracts
One of the most challenging parts of losing vision to cataracts is losing independence. What was once an everyday, routine task can become challenging (at best) or nearly impossible (at worst) with blurred vision, distorted vision or halos caused by cataracts. Witnessing a loved one dealing with cataracts can also be challenging; it can be… Continue Reading →
Study Finds Link Between Keratoconus and Sleep Apnea
A recent study found that people with the corneal disorder known as keratoconus are more likely to have sleep apnea than those without keratoconus. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by frequent pauses in breath, and it has been linked to several life-threatening medical conditions like heart disease and hypertension. This study could be… Continue Reading →
Can Certain Activities Make Glaucoma Worse?
Glaucoma is an eye disease characterized by an increase in pressure inside the eye (a.k.a., intraocular pressure). Usually the best way to control intraocular pressure is with the use of medicated eyedrops, and sometimes laser or surgical procedures. However, nowadays many people are interested in how their daily activities and lifestyle habits affect their health…. Continue Reading →
Is There Any Way to Slow the Progression of a Mild Cataract?
Cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s natural lens. In many cases, a cataract starts out small and gradually gets bigger. The rate at which a cataract progresses is different for everyone. But as the cataract grows larger, it can cause blurry, distorted vision that interferes with a person’s daily routine. Since cataracts are a… Continue Reading →
Common Questions about Glaucoma
Glaucoma can threaten your peripheral vision and even cause blindness if your optic nerve becomes damaged. Patients who are at risk for glaucoma are understandably concerned about identifying the symptoms and avoiding the complications of this eye disease. Fortunately, the effects of glaucoma can often be delayed or minimized with early diagnosis. In this post,… Continue Reading →
Rejuvenate Wrinkled Skin with Botox
If you’re concerned about the increased wrinkles that come with aging, Botox may be the solution you’re looking for. Affordability, speed and minimal downtime have made Botox one of the most commonly requested non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Everyone ages, but Botox can reduce or delay facial lines by weakening the wrinkle-causing muscles. In this post, the… Continue Reading →
Signs You Could Benefit from Blepharoplasty
The eyes are the first thing people notice about us and therefore can have a significant effect on the way other people perceive us. Droopy eyelids or bags beneath the eyes can make you seem older or more tired than you actually feel. Luckily, a procedure called blepharoplasty can reverse these effects and make you… Continue Reading →