Bucks County Eye Physicians Blog

TRULIGN Toric Intraocular Lens

Cataract surgery patients with astigmatism now have more options to improve their vision after surgery. The Trulign Toric intraocular lens (IOL) is now available at our state-of-the-art Medicare approved out-patient surgical center (ASC).

The innovative Trulign Toric IOL is based on the Crystalens platform and features an advanced aspheric optic for exceptional visual acuity extending from midrange to distance.This is an exellenct option for patients who desire great uncorrected distance and mid-range vision.

MIGS Glaucoma Surgery Bucks County PA

Glaucoma is one of the most common reasons for irreversible vision loss for patients in Bucks County Pennsylvania. It is also not unusual for patients with glaucoma to also suffer from cataracts. Up until now, the options to treat patients with glaucoma and cataracts have been limited.
Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) is now available to the patients of Bucks County PA. A 1 mm titanium tube is place in the draining portion of the eye at the time of cataract surgery to allow the pressure in the eye to be reduced. After several weeks, when the eye is healed, patients often require fewer glaucoma drops or may be able to discontinue their glaucoma drops completely.
The procedure is well tolerated and patients are unaware that the MIGS tube is in place. The procedure is performed in an out-patient surgical center, so no hospital stay is required. Medical Insurance plans cover the cost of the MIGS procedure.
For more information, contact the Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Bucks County

Buck County Diabetic Eye Exams

Diabetes affects many parts of the body, including the eyes. Those with diabetes, or an elevated risk of diabetes, should seek regular dilated eye exams annually. This should be done even though they may not be experiencing problems with their vision.

Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that often accompany diabetes and often and increased rate of development. These include cataract (clouding of the eye’s lens), glaucoma (increase of fluid pressure inside the eye leading to optic nerve damage and loss of vision), and diabetic retinopathy (the most common diabetic eye disease).

Diabetic retinopathy damages the tiny blood vessels in the retina, the light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye. Symptoms may include blurred vision. Retinopathy is a silent condition — symptoms may not appear until the disease b ecomes more severe but the damage is still occurring in the eyes. Current estimates for retinopathy are that it blinds as many as 25,000 people with diabetes each year. People who have eye disease detected through an eye exam may save their vision by about 90 percent when compared to those with undetected retinopathy who otherwise become blind from the disease.

How do you prevent diabetic eye disease? Having diabetes makes one at high risk for eye disease. Good diabetes
control may help prevent eye disease.

How do you detect diabetic eye disease? The only way to diagnose early signs of diabetic eye disease is through a dilated eye exam at least once a year.

What is a dilated eye exam?

This is a special eye exam to find out if there are any diseases in the eye including diabetic retinopathy, cataract, and glaucoma. During this exam the doctor uses special eye drops to temporarily enlarge your pupils. Enlarging your pupils allows the doctor to see the back of your eyes and check if you are developing diabetic eye disease.

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Dry Eye

Dry Eye Syndrome is a very common condition effecting millions of patients. Often, this condition is due to clogged or poorly functioning meibomian glands. Here, we see clogged meibomiam glands being opened with Q-tips in the office.

Bucks County Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious eye disease that effects millions of Americans. Almost half for the people in this country with glaucoma are unaware that they have it, since there are usually no symptoms. That is why routine eye examinations should be a part of everyone’s regimen. Diagnosis of glaucoma usually occurs after testing in the eye doctors (ophthalmologist or optometrist) office. Most patients with glaucoma can be treated effectively with eye drops or laser. More serious cases may require surgery to prevent vision loss. Our practice is pleased to have a fellowship trained glaucoma specialist, who is prepared to handle the most serious cases

Richard Naids, M.D.

Bucks County Eye Physicians and Surgeons is pleased to welcome Richard Naids, M.D. to our practice. Dr. Naids has practiced ophthalmology in Northeast Philadelphia for many years. He is an expert in small incision cataract surgery, LASIK, glaucoma and the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease. He can be reached at 215-702-1733.

AO™ Crystalens®

revolutionary lens implant

 

CrystaLens is a revolutionary lens implant that makes it possible to see far, near, and all distances in between, like your natural eye. For patients 45 and over who require reading glasses or bi-focal lenses,
or have a cataract CrystaLens™ can greatly reduce or even eliminate the need for reading glasses, as well as glasses for distance.
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