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Elton John, Kim Kardashian, and Brad Pitt are just a few celebrities who have opted in for LASIK vision correction, making their lives more enjoyable and easier to read movie and TV scripts and write and follow music lyrics and chords. LASIK is very popular in the celebrity circuit.
You don’t have to be a star to benefit from this affordable and very beneficial procedure that provides clearer vision. Eliminate the hassle of wearing contacts and glasses, contact Grosinger, Spigelman and Grey today to schedule an appointment to see if you are a candidate for LASIK surgery.
Many people experience eye discomfort at some point in their life. Some situations require no medical intervention. Others are more severe and can indicate an underlying health issue. It is best never to ignore unexplained eye pain.
Where Is the Pain Coming From?
The first step is to figure out where the pain is coming from. Our eyes are made up of different parts, each serving a different purpose.
Common Causes of Eye Pain
Many conditions can cause eye pain. Some of the more common include:
If you experience eye pain or other symptoms, seek medical advice right away. Contact Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey now to schedule an appointment with an ophthalmologist.
March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month, and it is a great time to learn more about protecting your vision while on the job. Almost 25,000 Americans rush to emergency rooms for a workplace eye injury each year. More than 2,000 suffer an eye injury daily. That translates to nearly one million U.S. citizens who have lost vision and over $300 million in lost wages, workman’s compensation, and medical costs.
How to Protect Your Eyes At Work
The risk to your vision will vary based on your occupation. The construction industry currently claims one of the highest injury rates per the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Common causes include:
Safety Starts with Following the Rules of Safety
Every worksite should have rules of safety to protect the vision of all. Engineering controls should be in place that includes machine guards that can catch particles. Welding curtains are also necessary to shield eyes from arc flash.
Administrative measures should also be in place. This includes having off-limits areas that are only accessible to employees who must be there to complete specific tasks. Finally, always wear proper protective eyewear. If you do receive an eye injury, go directly to the emergency room.
Contact Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey Michigan’s Leading Eye Care Physicians in Bloomfield Hills to schedule an appointment.
The Zika virus has made headlines in recent years. The disease was reported in 86 countries as of February 2018. Mosquitos carrying the virus transmit it to humans. It can also be spread through sex, blood transfusion, or from a pregnant mother to her unborn baby. There is currently no vaccine.
Zika Virus Symptoms
Most patients will notice no symptoms or only mild effects. These commonly include:
Zika deaths are very rare. Most patients don’t need to go to the hospital. The symptoms usually subside after several days to a week. That being said, Zika infection can cause a birth defect known as microcephaly as well as other serious brain conditions. It’s also linked to stillbirth and miscarriage.
Zika Virus & Your Eyes
Adults may notice mild redness, watery eye, lid redness, or eye pain. The effects are much more concerning for children. Developmental and structural issues have been identified in babies that were infected.
Every infant should be given an eye exam as well as routine check-ups as they grow. Early intervention can make a big difference.
If you have questions about how the Zika virus can affect your eyes, contact us. We would be happy to schedule a consultation with an ophthalmologist to help you learn more and keep your eyes healthy.
Proptosis is a condition where one or both of the eyes bulge from the socket. While the problem may sound straightforward, there can be a number of underlying health issues that cause it. It’s important to know how to identify proptosis, so you know if you need to seek additional medical advice for treatment.
Symptoms of Proptosis
Vision problems can sometimes accompany proptosis. You should talk to an eye doctor if you notice any of the following:
Causes of Proptosis
Proptosis can happen due to a list of underlying health problems. One of the most common is Graves’ disease. Other possible causes include an overactive thyroid, tumor, infection, or fistula. Only a professional can provide an accurate diagnosis. Contact Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey ophthalmologists to make an appointment.
LASIK, or laser eye surgery, is a procedure that’s used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and other vision errors. It can reduce a patient’s reliance on prescription contact lenses and eyeglasses. This procedure has been around for years and has seen significant improvements in methods and technology.
Better Tools Mean Better LASIK Results
One of the biggest advancements in LASIK is the introduction of improved tools. An excimer laser and microkeratome were originally used to cut a corneal flap. The Kremer Exciser Laser was approved by the FDA in 1995. This tool was equipped with eye-tracking technology that vastly improved efficacy and safety.
The first femtosecond laser was approved in the U.S. in 2001. This became the preferred tool for LASIK. It came with better vision improvement and a lowered risk of complications. It’s cleaner, more precise, and can also be used in cataract surgery.
Wavefront LASIK was approved two years later. This method included evaluating the characteristics of the patient’s eye. It allowed doctors to provide a customized procedure with 3D mapping.
What Does the Future of LASIK Surgery Look Like?
LASIK surgery has improved by leaps and bounds over the past two decades. It was the most popular elective surgery by 2010. Approximately 95% of patients who had LASIK reported satisfaction with the results.
As tools and methods continue to improve, so will the appeal and reliability of LASIK. If you are interested in better vision without glasses or contacts, then this might be a good choice for you. Contact Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey to schedule a consultation for LASIK.
Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that can develop in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Blood vessels inside the retina become swollen, damaged, or they grow irregularly. This is caused by maintaining a high average blood glucose level over a long period of time – usually years. If you or someone you love has diabetes, then you need to know about diabetic retinopathy.
Signs of Diabetic Retinopathy
A patient with mild diabetic retinopathy may not notice any symptoms, or the symptoms may be so minor that they don’t realize the problem exists. It isn’t until the condition becomes severe that you notice significant changes in your vision, including:
It’s always best to contact an ophthalmologist if you notice any changes in your vision – even if the changes seem very small or aren’t life-changing.
Preventing Diabetic Retinopathy
The most important thing you can do to protect your vision is to monitor your blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure. You should also see an eye doctor regularly. A diabetic retinopathy screening can be included with your regular exam. A medical professional can assess your risk and determine the best course of action. The earlier the condition is detected, the sooner you can make changes to prevent loss of sight.
Even if you aren’t yet experiencing problems, you should still make an appointment. Contact Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey today to receive a comprehensive examination along with a diabetic retinopathy screening.
Strabismus, or crossed eyes, affects approximately 4% of people in the United States. There are different types, including esotropia, hypertropia, exotropia, and hypotropia. Patients with the condition will have eyes that are misaligned. This occurs as a result of extreme farsightedness or poor eye muscle control.
The Risk of Strabismus
Family history can increase the risk of strabismus. Parents are more likely to have children who have the condition. People with significant farsightedness that goes uncorrected can also develop strabismus due to one eye compensating.
Some medical conditions also increase risk, including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, stroke, or suffering a head injury.
Several treatment options are available for strabismus. They include:
Patients with strabismus should always seek professional advice from an ophthalmologist for treatment. Contact Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey to make an appointment.
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