Marvel Eye Center Blog
17 Dec / 2014
Cataracts can affect persons of all ages and walks of life. However, they appear more frequently among persons over 40 years old. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness or vision loss all across various parts of the world. Thankfully, cataracts are in many cases treatable with surgery. In fact, cataracts are considered the most popular form of treatable vision loss or blindness.
12 Dec / 2014
Cataract, the most common cause of blindness, causes loss of vision due to opacification of the eye lens caused due to buildup of protein. Buildup of new lens cells outside the eye lens compresses the older cells into the center of the eye lens, causing cataract.
11 Dec / 2014
Cataracts are currently the leading cause of blindness. In fact, by the age of 80, half of all Americans will have or have had cataracts. The progression of this disease is often slow and can be treated. If left untreated, permanent blindness can occur.
10 Dec / 2014
Ptosis is a condition characterized by a drooping of the eyelid. It can manifest at any age although it tends to be common in the elderly and in children. Ptosis occurs when the muscles that raise the eyelid cannot do so properly, and may occur in one eye or both eyes. Ptosis interferes with proper vision and may cause headaches when the sufferer tries to elevate the eyelids throughout the day. If you are struggling with ptosis, Ft. Worth ophthalmologist Dr. Marvelli can help. Call our offices at 817-346-7333 to schedule a consultation to begin your ptosis treatment plan.
08 Dec / 2014
Many women wear makeup to enhance their appearance, add color to their cheeks and lips, and emphasize the look of their eyes. While eye cosmetics such as eye shadow, mascara and eye liner will emphasize your eyes beautifully, they may also harm your eyes and interfere with your vision. Eye cosmetics are safety tested products made from generally safe materials; as long as you apply and use them appropriately you should have no problems. Protect your eyes and vision by learning the potential dangers to your eyes from the use of eye cosmetics and how to protect yourself from those dangers.
05 Dec / 2014
It has been estimated that roughly 50% of all patients who get LASIK surgery to correct their vision then experience a side effect that is known as dry eye. As a local eye specialist Fort Worth has to offer will confirm, this makes it one of the most common side effects that has been noted. In the vast majority of cases, the condition is mild, and it only lasts for a short amount of time. However, there have been reports of people suffering from dry eye months after LASIK, and rare reports have indicated that patients have even noticed it years after the procedure.
04 Dec / 2014
If you have less-than-perfect vision and are tired of relying on glasses or contacts to correct this problem, then you may be on your way to exploring your options. There are many corrective procedures available that would prevent the need for any corrective devices, with LASIK being top on the list. LASIK is one of the most effective and affordable methods to restore vision. If you’re not sure whether LASIK is the right choice for you, then here are some aspects of LASIK to consider, which can help you make your decision:
04 Dec / 2014
When it comes to the LASIK doctors Fort Worth has, there are many options, and athletes appear to be the sort of people who could benefit from their services. Emergency rooms in hospitals are full of athletes, who have broken their glasses while playing their chosen sport. Also, glasses have a tendency to slide and slip as an athlete sweats, which adversely impacts on game strategies and training. Although LASIK eliminates the requirement for contacts and glasses, athletes still have to schedule time off from playing sport to recover. Fourteen days is the minimum amount of recovery time needed, and this could be considerably longer, based on the particular sport.
03 Dec / 2014
LASIK surgery can substantially improve a person’s vision if he or she suffers from nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. Even if a person is considered to be a candidate based on their eye problem, there is additional criteria that each LASIK patient must meet. If you’re considering LASIK, you may have wondered which celebrities have undergone this procedure. If you are in the Fort Worth area and would like the celebrity LASIK treatment, call us at 817-346-7333 to set up a consultation with expert LASIK surgeon Dr. Thomas Marvelli. Here is a list of 5 celebrities that have had LASIK surgery:
Kim suffered from problems with her vision since she was a teenager, and during an episode of her show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” Kim underwent LASIK surgery. Her entire procedure was aired on the show, and although Kim was extremely nervous about the surgery, she considered it to be a great success, as her vision dramatically improved.
In 2007, this popular professional basketball player underwent LASIK surgery. He stated that the surgery dramatically improved his vision, which was more than he was expecting. As a result of his improved vision, James’ shooting average improved, which he was very grateful for.
This professional golfer underwent LASIK eye surgery for the first time in 1999, and then again 8 years after that. Woods was tired of contending with glasses and contacts while trying to play professional golf, which is what prompted him to undergo the surgery. The professional golfer considers both surgeries a success, and he stated that he never knew what seeing clearly with 20/20 vision was like prior to surgery.
This well-known actress, fashion designer and artist underwent LASIK eye surgery in 2004. Simpson stated that prior to LASIK, she was legally blind and couldn’t see a thing. Her surgery was a big success, enabling her to see better than she could have ever asked for.
This popular actor and producer has been considered one of the most attractive male celebrities, and he reached a point in his life where he felt his glasses were interfering with his appearance. In an effort to ditch his glasses in order to resume his “extremely attractive appearance,” Pitt underwent LASIK eye surgery to correct his vision problems. Obviously he was completely satisfied with the results of the surgery, as he no longer requires the glasses that made him appear “less attractive” in the past. Now he can continue to be one of the sexiest men on TV.
So if you’re serious about possibly undergoing LASIK eye surgery so you can get rid of your glasses or contacts, then you need to find one of the best LASIK doctors Fort Worth has to offer to perform your surgery. As long as you choose a surgeon who has performed the surgery numerous times and has several years of experience, then your experience should be positive.
For more information about LASIK, contact Marvel Eye Center today! 817-346-7333