Category Archives: Cataract Treatment

The History of Cataract Surgery

The History of Cataract Surgery Cataract surgery is one of the oldest known surgeries that is still performed today, and one of the most common surgeries performed in the US. This fast, painless surgery has success rates of up to 99% and serious complications are rare. New technology allows surgeons to operate with greater precision, […]


What is PCO?

PCO, or posterior capsular opacity is a condition that affects approximately 20-50% of patients within 2 to 5 years of cataract surgery. This condition is commonly referred to as a secondary cataract, however it is not a cataract and does not require surgery to treat. In this blog, we’ll discuss what causes PCO and how […]


What is ORA?

What is ORA? If you are planning to have cataract surgery, you may already know about the option to have premium cataract surgery with Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA). This upgraded procedure has many benefits over standard cataract surgery, and is frequently recommended by eye doctors. But what is ORA and how does it work? In […]


What is Premium Cataract Surgery?

What is premium cataract surgery? If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cataracts, you may have heard about premium cataract surgery as a treatment option. But what does that mean? In this blog, we’ll discuss cataract surgery options and what makes “premium” treatment different.  What is a cataract? A cataract occurs when […]


When Should I Have Cataract Surgery?

When Should I Have Cataract Surgery? If your eye doctor has diagnosed you with cataracts, you may be wondering what to do next. The only treatment for cataracts is surgery, and it is ultimately up to you to decide when you are ready for treatment. In this blog, we’ll discuss cataract symptoms and surgery options.  […]


Bike for Sight to Cure Blindness

There are approximately 40 million people blind worldwide. Cataracts are the cause of nearly half of this blindness. For just $25, you can help someone in the developing world see again. It’s as easy as riding a bike. Bike for Sight is an annual charity bike riding event. The money we raise through rider registration […]


Cataract Surgery – Does it hurt?

Cataracts are a common vision problem that can occur in both eyes at the same time. It is a clouding of vision that makes it impossible for the person to view objects clearly at night. Glare intensifies, as well. Cataracts also diminish vision quality and make it hard for the patient to identify faces. Old […]


What It’s Like After Cataract Surgery

Although the early symptoms of cataract may be remedied by employing brighter lighting conditions and using anti-glare sunglasses or magnifying lenses, surgical treatment of cataract becomes necessary when the condition starts to interfere with your daily activities such as reading, driving, and using digital devices. Here at our Fairbanks cataract treatment practice, one of the […]


 
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