What is an Intraocular Lens (IOL)?

Eye Surgery, IOL

An intraocular lens (IOL) is an optical lens implant is designed to replace the natural human lens after a cataract operation. Once a cataract is removed the eye will need the focusing power of the IOL to help the eye with postoperative vision. An IOL may be implanted either in front of or behind the pupil. In […]

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What is astigmatism?

Astigmatism, Eye Conditions

Astigmatism is an optical condition that creates different points of focus. As a consequence someone with uncorrected astigmatism will experience blurred vision. This uncorrected visual blur results when the front optical surfaces of the eye are not spherical. A spherical optical surface bends images evenly resulting in equally focused images within the eye. Spherical surfaces focus […]

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Retinal Imaging

Eye Conditions

Patients with retinal conditions may need diagnostic tests administered by their eye surgeon to evaluate their retinal disorders. Retinal diagnostic tests are divided into two principal categories. In the first category are tests that are designed to display images from optical devices. In the second category are tests designed to display images generated from retinal scans. Retinal […]

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