Category Archives: Procedures

Dr. Donnenfeld Shares Options for Reducing Cataract Surgery Pain and Inflammation

Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, Cornea, Laser Cataract & Refractive Surgeon at OCLI, was recently interviewed by Healio Ocular Surgery News to discuss the need to treat pain and inflammation before and after cataract surgery in order to ensure an optimal outcome and patient experience. Read the full article>>

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Glaucoma – The Silent Thief Of Sight

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. This is a serious eye condition that shows no early warning signs or symptoms. Glaucoma is a condition where the optic nerve becomes damaged and can result in blindness. Typically, elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), the pressure in the eye, is the usual cause of …

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Understanding the Common Signs of Cataracts

June is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States and affect approximately 24 million American adults over the age of 40. Cataracts are a natural part of aging and can happen to anyone. As we get older, the lenses in our eyes can gradually start to become …

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Red, Itchy Eyes? Is It Dry Eye or Allergies?

Allergens such as pollen, dust, and pet dander can cause your eyes to become red, itchy, and swollen. Ocular allergies may affect up to 20% of the general population, or 80 million Americans. For those suffering from allergies, relief is in sight. OCLI offers ocular allergy testing to help patients suffering from allergies. The most …

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OCLI Answers your Questions: Astigmatism

Q: I know I need cataract surgery but I have astigmatism (a·stig·ma·tism) in both eyes. Does this mean that I’m not a candidate for the procedure?   A: This is a great question, but with modern technology, this problem is a non-issue! Cataract surgery has advanced in a way that several options are now available …

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4 Common Myths and Misconceptions about Glaucoma

Glaucoma causes increased pressure in the eye to damage the optic nerve. It causes progressive damage to the eye and is one of the biggest causes of vision loss in the world. In spite of this, many people are unfamiliar with glaucoma and don’t understand how serious it can be. Our main purpose in sharing …

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OCLI Answers Your Eye Questions: What is Presbyopia?

What Do You Know About Presbyopia (pres·by·o·pi·a)? It’s a fact: everybody gets old. It seems turning 50 comes with a bouquet of black balloons, corny jokes and strange health complications. Our body begins to change…and sometimes it frustrates and betrays us. Your eyes are no exception. They age as your body ages and changes. A …

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4 Ways You Can Protect Yourself from Diabetic Eye Diseases

Everyone should do what they can to protect their eyes but this is especially important for diabetic patients. Diabetic patients are at higher risk for developing certain eye diseases such as glaucoma or cataracts. When your blood sugar gets too high it can lead to things like blurry vision and retinopathy. Diabetes is the leading …

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Cataract Surgery. Unsure? Ask for a Second Opinion

It is normal to have questions surrounding what to do when you’ve been diagnosed with a cataract. Read more to learn about the different types of cataract surgery options available today. You’ve been told you have a cataract. Now what? You start hearing about different options for how you may see after the surgery and …

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