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Learning About Type 2 Diabetes

The past couple of weeks, Marvel Eye Center has highlighted ways different aspects about diabetes and the role that eye specialists play.  Eye doctors can actually detect diabetes immediately with a routine eye exam.

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Learning About Type 1 Diabetes

Last week, our blog highlighted ways that eye doctors can actually detect diabetes immediately with a routine eye exam. Here at Marvel Eye Center, after a flood of further questions we decided to expand on the topic a little more. While maintaining eye health is a priority for anyone and scheduling regular eye exams are a critical part of that process, for those individuals that discover they have diabetes, their immediate and long-term future may not be as clear. This week, we’d like to highlight the different types of diabetes with some information and some tips on how to deal with it. While diabetes can be a life-altering complication, with the right treatment and process, it can be managed and those diagnosed can still live a full, productive and healthy life.

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Eye Exam Basics and Diabetes Detection

An adult-aged individual should receive an eye exam at least once every one to two years. In addition to examining the overall health of the eye, the eye doctor can detect a wealth of conditions such as glaucoma, farsightedness, nearsightedness, astigmatism, cataracts, high blood pressure and more.

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Traditional vs Laser Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which leads to a decrease in vision. Most cataracts are caused by aging. However, others may develop as a result of chemical injury, physical injury, or drugs. Cataract surgery, which is one of the most common surgical procedures performed, clears up the cloudiness and corrects vision. During the procedure, the surgeon cleans out or removes and replaces the cloudy lens with a permanent artificial lens. Finding a quality Fort Worth laser eye surgeon, such as Dr. Marvelli, will depend on the type of vision correction one needs, and how much one is willing to spend. Fortunately, the success rate for a cataract procedure is one of the highest of any type of surgery.

Symptoms of Cataracts

• Decreasing vision
• Difficulty seeing at night
• Double or blurred vision
• Worsening vision in sunlight
• Seeing halos around lights
• Poor depth perception
• Difficulty reading
• Difficulty distinguishing colors

Finding the best cataract doctors Fort Worth has to offer may be as simple as asking friends, relatives, or neighbors who have undergone the procedure or by simply contacting Dr. Marvelli. As one sorts through recommendations from friends and relatives, one will be able to narrow down the options and choose a surgeon that one is most comfortable with.

More than 50% of people over the age of 60 suffer from cataracts. In fact, more than three million cataract procedures are performed annually in the United States. Today, most aspects of a cataract procedure, including the initial incision and the removal of the clouded lens, are performed manually by the surgeon. This is why Fort Worth residents suffering from cataracts should find the most reliable and experienced Fort Worth cataract surgeon, such as Marvel Eye Center. Lately, however, laser cataract surgery has been receiving a lot of attention. Originally designed for refractive procedures like PRK and LASIK, these lasers have recently been used by surgeons to assist them with several aspects of cataract surgery.

Laser cataract surgery, also called the femtosecond laser surgery, is approved by the FDA, and is increasingly being used by some of the top cataract doctors in Fort Worth. Studies show that laser pretreatment may soften cataracts, allowing for easier and safer removal. Using a laser during the lens fragmentation process softens the lens by etching crosshatch incisions on its surface, prior to use of the ultrasound and removal of the lens.

Laser cataract surgery requires 45% less ultrasound energy than traditional cataract surgery. In addition, surgeons make fewer movements in the eyes compared to manual standard surgery. As a result, there is less swelling and inflammation of the eye, fewer complications during surgery, and faster recovery of vision.

In addition, laser surgery allows surgeons to make more standardized and precise capsulotomies. Capsulotomies are the openings and removal of part of the lens capsule for the purpose of making room for a new lens. This reduces the likelihood of a lens displacement.

However, it is important to put laser cataract surgery into proper perspective. Although it has several advantages over traditional surgery, one should understand that traditional surgery is still very successful and effective. Individuals who do not want to spend a lot money on laser surgery can still feel confident about the traditional surgical approach. The most important thing to do is to find an experienced and skilled Fort Worth cataract surgeon.

If you are interested in more information about caratact surgery and your options, contact Marvel Eye Center today!

Optometrist vs. Ophthalmologist

One of the most important health decisions you have to make in life is choosing an eye doctor. This is the person you will be trusting to help you maintain a lifetime of good vision and safeguard your precious sense of sight.  When looking for LASIK doctors in Fort Worth, it’s important to get the right specialist and the first step in making the decision is to understand the two major types of eye doctors: ophthalmologists and opticians.

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When Should Children Get Eye Exams?

It’s always a good idea to visit your eye doctor at least once a year. That’s the general wisdom for adults – but what about for children? Sending a child to the eye doctor, especially before he or she can speak, might seem a bit odd. In reality, though, there is a fairly routine schedule that is thought of as adequate for children when it comes to testing their vision. This schedule helps the eye doctor not only to make sure that the child can see clearly, but helps him or her get on the path to proper pediatric eye health for the rest of their lives.

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14 Jan / 2015

The Peek Vision App

The Peek Vision App

Eye care is far too often overlooked in favor of other forms of care. While it is true that you only need to see an eye doctor once or twice a year, skipping these appointments can allow health complications to occur. In fact, many types of blindness are entirely preventable – but only if they are caught by a doctor in time. Unfortunately, many people simply do not have the time or ability to get to a doctor to get a proper diagnosis done. This is where the Peek Vision app comes into play.

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Five Facts About The Human Eye

Eyes are mysterious and not just to poets or artists. The average human’s knowledge of his/her eyes is a mix of facts and myths. Here are five facts related to the human vision that your Fort Worth eye specialist will confirm.

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Seeing Clear to the New Year!

Finally, Christmas has arrived! At Marvel Eye Center, we know how important the holidays are to everyone, and seeing your family and friends clearly from across the dinner table is just one little part of it that we hope we’ve made possible for you. No matter what you do this holiday, we hope its lots of fun!

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The Importance of Eye Protective Gear

Tens of thousands of recreation and sports–related eye injuries take place each year. Fortunately, 9 out of 10 serious eye injuries are preventable through the use of protective eyewear. The risk of eye injury varies according to the sport; therefore, people should make sure that the level of eye protection they use is appropriate for the type of sport they are engaging in, especially for teens. Most sports–related injuries occur most frequently in baseball or softball, basketball, and water sports. Teens and young athletes in Fort Worth, Texas who suffer sports–related eye injuries should visit the best eye specialist Fort Worth has to offer. There are many eye doctors in the area; therefore, parents should do adequate research before choosing a doctor.

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