Marvel Eye Center Blog
When visiting an eye specialist Fort Worth patients will find that they specialize in procedures such as LASIK surgery, cataract removal, treatment of eye diseases and/or glasses prescription. However, an interesting fact that many people do not realize is that eye doctors can also detect a wide range of common health problems even before a patient knows that he or she has the problem in question. Health problems that show up when a person has an eye exam include diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and even certain types of cancer.
Although most children are born with healthy eyes, there are certain vision problems that sometimes affect youngsters. For this reason, the type of eye specialist DFW parents choose should be one who is knowledgeable about disorders such as amblyopia, strabismus or other conditions from which their child may be suffering.
15 Oct / 2014
Many diabetes sufferers are surprised when their physician recommends an eye examination. Unfortunately, diabetes affects many parts of the body, and vision is no exception. Several eye problems occur more often in people with diabetes, including cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
09 Oct / 2014
It is important to follow post-operative instructions after undergoing LASIK vision surgery performed by a Fort Worth LASIK surgeon. A patient may experience mild pain that results in watery eyes. If the patient has slightly inflamed eyes, a mild pain reliever prescribed by the doctor can be taken. Dry eyes are treated with eye drops. Some doctors prescribe medicated eye drops with antibiotics.
07 Oct / 2014
Diabetes can have damaging effects on the body, and in no place is that more evident than the eyes. Diabetes sufferers often face a life of challenges with their eyesight as the disease attacks the delicate nerves in the eye and interferes with vision. Diabetic retinopathy is just one of the conditions that strike sufferers of this debilitating disease, robbing people of their eyesight. Fortunately, there is help.
22 Sep / 2014
LASIK eye surgery has helped many people put away corrective eye-wear and enjoy excellent vision. There is a good chance you could also benefit from this type of procedure. If you meet these four basic criteria, it is worth consulting with an ophthalmologist to see if LASIK is right for you.
27 Jun / 2014
In PRK (Photorefractive Keratoplasty) eye surgery, an excimer laser is used to correct low to moderate degrees of nearsightedness and farsightedness. In this type of refractive surgery, the thin and weak corneal epithelial layer is removed, and the tougher corneal stromal tissue is ablated (thinned). After the procedure, the corneal surface will replace itself. However, the eye may be irritated for a few days until the corneal surface re-grows.