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Causes of Glaucoma

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on July 16, 2017

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions which result in vision loss. The back of your eye continuously makes a clear fluid called aqueous humor. As this fluid is made, it fills the front part of your eye. Then, it leaves your eye through channels in your cornea and iris. If these channels are blocked…Read More→

How Vitamin B2 & UVA Light Can Strengthen Your Cornea

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on July 9, 2017

The combination of riboflavin (vitamin B2) drops and ultraviolet A light applied to the eyes can make a positive impact on the vision of patients who have bulging corneas (keratoconus). How Keratoconus Affects Vision The primary reason people get keratoconus is because their corneas are naturally weak and unable to maintain a normal dome shape….Read More→

FAQs About Corneal Cross-linking

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on July 2, 2017

What is corneal cross-linking? Corneal cross-linking (CXL) is an FDA-approved procedure to help strengthen corneal tissue in the eyes. What does CXL treat? CXL is a treatment for keratoconus: the progressive thinning of the cornea that causes the eye to protrude into a cone shape. Keratoconus often manifests during teenage and young adult years. The condition…Read More→

What is Corneal Cross-Linking?

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on June 26, 2017

Medical science is amazing! It’s crazy to think that a seemingly simple combination of vitamin B and ultraviolet A (UVA) light, when applied to the eyes, could actually help people escape the need for a corneal transplant. But for some patients this is absolutely true. This amazing medical process is called corneal cross-linking (CXL). Our doctors at…Read More→

Bulging Corneas Affect 1 in 2,000 Americans

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on June 19, 2017

An estimated 1 in 2,000 Americans suffer from an eye condition called keratoconus. Typically affecting people in their teenage years or early 20s, this condition causes the outer surface of the eye (cornea) to lose its spherical shape and bulge outward into a cone shape due to thinning corneal tissue. In the early stages, the…Read More→

Glaucoma Prevention

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on June 13, 2017

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness, affecting around 2% of the population. Glaucoma is the result of progressive damage to the optic nerve due to high pressure in the eye (intraocular pressure). This causes progressive visual field loss and if untreated, eventual blindness. Unfortunately, once vision is lost from optic nerve damage, it…Read More→

Keratoconus: Bulging Corneas Affect Teenagers & Young Adults

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on June 7, 2017

Keratoconus is the medical term for a condition that causes the cornea (the outer surface of the eye) to bulge outward, forming a cone shape. This occurs when the corneal tissue begins to progressively thin over time, making it difficult for the eye to hold the proper dome shape. Keratoconus is most often diagnosed in…Read More→

Understanding Presbyopia

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on May 28, 2017

Presbyopia is a normal result of the aging process. The crystalline lens within your eyes is composed of proteins. These proteins are soft and flexible when you are younger. As you approach middle age, presbyopia occurs as the protein composition of the crystalline lens changes, making it harder and less flexible. When the crystalline lens…Read More→

Glaucoma Symptoms

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on May 21, 2017

Glaucoma is a complicated eye disease in which damage to the optic nerve may result in vision loss. There are several forms of glaucoma; the two most common forms are primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and angle-closure glaucoma (ACG). Open-angle glaucoma is often called “the sneak thief of sight” because it has no symptoms until significant…Read More→

Preparing for LASIK

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on May 15, 2017

Even though LASIK is a relatively safe procedure, it is normal to experience uneasiness or nervousness prior to surgery. If you are scheduled for LASIK eye surgery in Atlanta, properly preparing for LASIK will help you feel more at ease and increase your chances of a positive outcome. Here are some tips to help you prepare for…Read More→