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There are two major types of glaucoma. One is open angle glaucoma and narrow angle glaucoma...

These are symptoms of dry eye. Dry eye can also cause excess watering and a foreign body sensation (like sand in the eye). Dry eye can be a chronic condition and may come and go. Dry eye can be treated with lubricating eye drops, hot compresses, and lid scrubs.

Cataracts themselves do not come back. However, a membrane that was once part of the original cataract is left in the eye. It is left in the eye in order to hold the new lens implant in place, and that membrane can become hazy over time in approximately 50% of patients. If this occurs, ophthalmologists can use a laser to treat this "secondary cataract".

There are 2 premium lenses, the multifocal lens and the toric lens. The multifocallens can be used in patients who wish to be independent of glasses at both distance and near. The toric lens can be used in patients with astigmatism who want to be independent of glasses at distance. These patients will most likely still need glasses at near though.Neither of these lenses are covered by any insurance companies and will need to be paid for out of pocket.

The day of cataract surgery, it is recommended that the patient stays at home and rests. The day after, the patient may resume their day to day activities. Most people are able to return to work for 3-5 days after surgery.

There are 2 FONNS of macular degeneration:dry and wet macular degeneration. Dry macular degeneration can be treated with antioxidant vitamins to slow the progression of the disease. In wet macular degeneration, there is growth of new and abnormal blood vessels in the back of the eye. To treat this, ophthalmologists can inject an anti-VEGF medication into the eye to stop and shrink the new blood vessel.

An ophthalmologist attends 4 years of medical school and 4 years of residency after graduating college. An optometrist attends 4 years of optometry school after graduating college.

Not all forms of pink eye are contagious. Bacterial and viralcauses of pink eye are contagious. It is recommended to practice good hand hygiene and avoid touching the eye. Other forms of pink eye such as subconjunctival hemorrhage is not contagious.

No it does not. If there is discomfort while working on the computer for long periods, this maybe due to dryness of the eyes.

Sunglasses with UV protection are recommended. UV rays can lead to a more rapid formation of cataracts and macular degeneration.

Certain parts of the eye may be transplanted such as the cornea, but the entire eye itself cannot be transplanted.

Lasers can be used to treat various ocular diseases such as diabetes, glaucoma, etc. Lasik is laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis, it uses a form of laser to reshape the surface of the eye to help correct for myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.

If a patient has narrow angle glaucoma, dilation is contraindicated. However dilation in normal eyes will cause vision to become blurry, worse at near than at distance. The effects of dilation should wear off after 3-4 hours. In most cases dilationis necessary for a complete eye exam.

Regular eye exams are recommended for patients who have certain diseases, such as diabetes,high blood pressure, glaucoma, etc. Eye exams can help early delation and treatment of eye deseases.

Glaucoma is a disease that slowly damages the optic nerve. It affects the peripheral vision first,but advanced disease can eventually affect central vision as well. One important risk factor for this disease is increased pressure in the eye. Ophthalmologists can help monitor and treat this pressure to slow the advancement of glaucoma.