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Co-Managing LASIK: 7 Potential Complications You May See Following Surgery

Posted by Amanda Dexter on April 2, 2020 at 12:24 PM

LASIK surgery is the most common refractive surgery procedure that patients undergo to correct their vision. It has historically been shown to be a simple and safe alternative to wearing glasses or contact lenses, as long as a patient has been deemed a good candidate.

Even though patient outcomes are very positive in a high percentage of cases post-operatively, it is important to be able to properly handle potential problems that can arise from this type of surgery. Some of these issues are completely normal and expected in the early post-op period, so a little hand-holding and patient education will often be all these patients need, while other undesirable symptoms may require additional treatment.

Here we will review seven of the most common potential complications you may come across when co-managing LASIK patients. 

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Topics: LASIK, Surgery

Cataract Surgery May Extend Your Patient's Life

Posted by Amanda Dexter on January 4, 2018 at 9:21 AM

On a daily basis I see a wide variety of patients with many different ocular and systemic health conditions. One of the main eye-related issues I see and talk to my patients about it cataracts.

I get a wide range of emotions from patients when I tell them that their vision is hazy from cataracts, or that the difficulties they are having with glare at night are due to cataracts, or that they have the very early stages of cataracts developing; but they aren’t quite affecting their vision yet.

Most patients associate cataracts with a negative feeling; they feel like its just another thing that is reminding them that they are getting old.

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Topics: Cataracts, Surgery

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