A large percentage of the American population uses various forms of corrective lenses to improve their vision. There are a number of different eye ailments that may cause a person to need corrective lenses, such as astigmatism, nearsighted, or farsightedness, or even partial cataracts. To correct their vision many people use contact lenses while others prefer the more traditional look of glasses. A growing number of people are searching for alternatives to the various types of corrective lenses. LASIK, or Laser-Assisted-In-Situ-Keratomileusis, is one of the most commonly performed corrective treatments available today.
The LASIK Process
The first commercial use of LASIK eye surgery was implemented in 1991 in ten special vision clinics. Since its implementation LASIK has seen several advances in technology making it safer, faster, and more effective. The actual surgical process is relatively quick, with the procedure taking approximately 60-90 minutes from beginning to end. Before the surgery begins anesthetic eye drops are applied. Once the eye is numb, a special suction tool is used to stabilize the eye for surgery. Once the eye is stabilized, a small flap is made in the surface of the cornea and lifted to the side. A specially designed laser is then used to reshape the cornea and then the flap is set back in place. A bandage contact lens is applied and the procedure is finished.
It is important to follow all care instructions given by the ophthalmologist. Patients are given antibiotic eye drops as well as special drops to reduce inflammation. These drops are used for several weeks following the procedure. In addition to medicated eye drops, patients are given dark glasses, and at times protective goggles, to protect their eyes from exposure to bright lights and rubbing while sleeping. Most patients are able to resume their normal activities the day after their procedure. Effects of LASIK may be seen within minutes of the completion of the surgical procedure and further vision improvements will develop over the next several weeks or months.
Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey will have you seeing crystal clear in no time at all. With over 30 years of combined experience in the industry, you’ll be well on your way to no longer depending on your corrective lenses.
Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, or LASIK, is one of the most commonly performed ocular surgeries. Most people who elect to have the procedure, do so to eliminate the need for corrective lenses such as contacts or glasses. LASIK eye surgery is used to change the shape of the cornea so that it reflects light into the retina properly. Laser eye surgery is primarily used to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism (irregularly shaped cornea). As with any surgery it is important to have a good understanding of pre-and post-operative care as well as the procedure itself.
Before, During, and After LASIK Surgery
Before laser eye surgery is performed, patients will undergo a thorough examination with an ophthalmologist to determine if surgery is an option. If it is determined that surgery can be performed, a pre-operative care routine is established in the weeks before surgery. Patients who wear contacts, which can change the shape of the cornea, will be instructed to stop wearing them and begin wearing glasses full time for several weeks before the surgery date. In addition to wearing glasses, patients must clean their eyelashes regularly and refrain from using eye makeup a few days before and after surgery. Patients will need to have a ride home as their eyes will be extremely sensitive.
The LASIK procedure is short, with average surgeries lasting between 60-90 minutes from start to completion. Before the surgery begins the patient will be given a mild sedative and anaesthetic eye drops will be applied. The eye is then stabilized and a special tool called a microkeratome is used to cut a small flap in the cornea, which is pushed to the side. A specially designed laser is then used to reshape the cornea and the flap is set back in place.
After surgery, a patient’s eyes will be extremely sensitive. The doctor will prescribe medicated eye drops as well as synthetic tears to keep the eyes moist. In addition to eye drops, patients will be given dark glasses or goggles to protect the eyes from bright lights and rubbing. It is important to follow all instructions given by the ophthalmologist to ensure proper healing. A follow up visit will be scheduled to ensure that the eyes are healing properly.
Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey have been mastering corrective laser eye procedures since the technology’s discovery and beta phase many, many years ago. Now harnessing some of the very best options available (like LenSx and Allegretto), Eye Michigan has the right answer for you so contact us today!
With Thanksgiving less than a day away, the year’s busy shopping season is in some places already upon us. As unconventional as it may be, perhaps you can give someone something they can really “see” – LASIK eye surgery! Maybe they’ve been talking about it at the dinner table or maybe they’ve had the idea set for some time but can’t come up with the money for such a procedure. Whatever the case may be, you’d be giving someone the gift of sight with this reparative process of LASIK laser correction. With some of best LASIK in Detroit, you can’t go wrong with G, S & G.
Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey have been in the industry for a combined total of over 30 years, and they were the first physicians in the Midwest to perform laser correction or corrective eye surgery. As time and technologies came and went, the doctors have equipped themselves with the latest and best laser systems to give their patients the best overall results.
Just like Thanksgiving’s essential ideals, the idea of giving thanks and praise can be surely followed with a present of LASIK eye surgery by Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey – Michigan’s Leading Eye Care Physicians. If you happen to miss the festivities sure to happen on Black Friday, don’t worry – we offer O% down & interest on LASIK eye surgery for a full 12 months so you can come in at any time.
The sense of taste is one we all use very well on days such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, but the sense of sight can be cherished each and every day. The gift of LASIK eye reparative eye surgery by Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey is something anyone with vision problems can appreciate. Call today for a free screening and evaluation at 248-333-2900.
A large number of ophthalmology practices employ an EMR, Electronic Medical Records, system. This system allows doctors to store a patient’s medical records electronically and access them throughout their practice at various computer workstations. With any ophthalmology practice that offers LASIK and other corrective treatments, large numbers of medical records and diagnostic imaging are required for each patient and can be difficult to store and access in conventional means. Most practices use an EMR system to manage their records. The process of EMR optimization can greatly improve the functions of the practice as well as improve patient care.
Eye Michigan is currently in the middle of implementing an all-new EMR system in our office, eliminating time wasted on filling out countless forms, not to mention the trees those forms were made from. Making such a transition will greatly lower Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey’s carbon footprint as well as streamlining the overall visit process making it much faster.
How EMR Optimization Benefits a Practice
EMR optimization makes the best possible use of the system by ensuring that the record management process is streamlined from the moment a patient checks in, to charting medical records, scheduling, and even billing. In addition to streamlining the process, there are several other benefits:
- Improved Patient Care – By optimizing a practices EMR system, doctors are able to have better access to patient records for each visit.
- Increased Revenue – EMR optimization streamlines the record management process, eliminating work-arounds created by software, and allowing doctors and their staff to focus on greater priorities.
- Return on investment – An ophthalmologic practice that participates in EMR optimization will see a greater return on their investment through faster record management and increased automation.
- Increased Efficiency – EMR optimization allows for increased automation and improved workflow. It also enables a practices system to communicate more efficiently with outside systems for ease of access to medical records and diagnostic imaging.
Ophthalmology practices offering LASIK and other corrective treatments have seen an increase in productivity by implementing an EMR system. The EMR system revolutionized how doctors stored and accessed their patient’s medical records and diagnostic imaging, enabling them to provide quality care. By optimizing a practice’s EMR software, the system is used to its fullest potential opening doors to increased productivity and greater patient care. This is just one of the many innovations Eye Michigan has brought forth in their many years in operation. In order to treat your patients in the best possible way, you need to adapt with the times to better treat anybody and everybody.
With a significant portion of the American population requiring the use of corrective lenses, laser eye surgery has seen a rise in popularity. This form of corrective surgery uses special lasers to reshape the surface of the cornea, allowing for sharper vision and reducing the need for corrective lenses. The popularity of laser eye treatment has led to great advances in technology and procedures. One of the latest surgical lasers is the allegretto wave excimer laser.
How The Allegretto Wave Laser Works
The Allegretto wave laser is a cutting edge excimer laser tool used for LASIK eye surgery. This laser uses PerfectPulse technology, which precisely calibrates the laser to your own individual needs. Before reaching your eye, the laser pulse passes through three distinct checkpoints, adjusting the strength of the beam if needed. In addition to calibrating the laser pulse, the allegretto wave laser uses a specially designed eye tracker that will monitor your eye movements up to 200 times a second. If your eye moves out of range, the tracker will stop the laser pulse from firing and wait until your eye moves back in range. Wavefront guided technology allows the allegretto wave laser to make an extremely detailed map of your eye. This map allows the laser to read a larger optical zone than older generation lasers allowing it to preserve more corneal tissue and eliminate halos and glare.
This excimer laser treatment reduces the amount of glare or halos during night vision that many standard LASIK patients report. The allegretto wave laser allows for a gradual transition and a more natural cornea shape upon completion of the surgery. The gradual transition eliminates halos and glare that have been reported in patients treated with an older generation LASIK excimer laser. Patients who have received allegretto wave LASIK treatment also report sharper vision.
Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey is the first and only eye care center in Southeastern Michigan to own an ALLEGRETTO WAVE™ laser. We have provided the information on this page to show why our eye care experts rely on this advanced piece of equipment to provide residents in and around Detroit and Bloomfield Hills with LASIK vision correction of unsurpassed quality.
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While there has been much medical advancement for the visually impaired in the last decade or so, the device known as Orcam seems to be in a class of its own. A little camera backed by a powerful processor, Orcam helps people with visual ailments get around by literally reading aloud to them. The camera reads words, places and faces while sending said information back to the viewer via a bone-conduction ear-piece.
Developed in 2010 in Israel, Orcam has quickly picked up a fan base around the world. Videos showing real-time Orcam use show an Orcam employee using the device around a busy city. As she wanders from location to location, the Orcam device comes in handy on multiple locations reading street signs, menus and even crosswalk signals. The video shows real hope for people who have visual problems in that they would eventually not need a caretaker or seeing-eye dog anymore.
Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey have always promoted advancements and innovations towards helping people see and Orcam is a prime example of such an achievement. With further development and availability, it would be a tremendous feat to offer such a fantastic product directly from Eye Michigan. This is a device that would help people all over the world.
At $2,500, the device can be seen as an investment into one’s future. With seeing-eye dogs costing as much as 42,000, Orcam is a steal compared to such a steep price. Not everybody has that kind of money to use on such an expense, and now with Orcam, you won’t have to. Is Orcam the future? As with any new product, I’m sure there are bugs and kinks to iron out, but in the end we firmly believe that this is an answer for people with drastic visual impairments.
Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey are Michigan’s Leading Eye Care Physicians with a combined total of over 30 years’ experience in the field. Serving areas such as Troy, Birmingham and Bloomfield, Eye Michigan were some of the first doctors in the metro Detroit area to offer LASIK laser eye surgery and continue to pioneer in the newest and best eye surgeries such as Cataract Surgeries, Allegretto Wave systems and other procedures.
According to Massachusetts Eye and Ear in Boston, cataracts are the main cause of vision loss among the 55+ adults. The cataract is a cloud that progresses inside the eye across the natural crystalline lens. As it advances, the cloud blocks light to the retina and the result is blurry vision.
▸ Normal aging promotes the formation of cataracts. Usually if it forms in one eye, the other eye will develop a cataract as well. The lens generally hardens and becomes cloudy. These cataracts are “senile cataracts” that are found in people who are over 50.
▸ Cataracts may be the result of an injury: a sharp blow, electrical burn or extremely high dose of radiation.
▸ Certain medications can cause cloudy lens. This group includes steroids.
▸ Sometimes, a disease is the culprit, such as diabetes.
▸ Doctors report rare cases of cataracts in children. It is usually inherited if the mother had diabetes during pregnancy.
Signs and Symptoms of Cataracts
A person may not know the cataract is developing if vision is not blurry. Several signs tell you that a cataract is affecting your vision:
▸ Blurry, hazy or foggy vision
▸ Night vision problems
▸ Light and/or glare sensitivity
▸ Need for frequent changes in eyeglass prescription
▸ One eye with double vision
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Pink eyes, severely dry eyes or trauma caused to the eye can cause the eyes to be inflamed. But inflamed eyes may also be a symptom of an autoimmune disorder. Because autoimmune disorders cause the body to attack healthy cells and tissues, the tissues surrounding the eyes may be affected as well.
Eyes with Silver or Copper Hues
More than 20 percent of the people do not know they have high blood pressure. Sometimes, the symptoms are not severe enough and can go undetected. An eye doctor looking into your eyes will be able to spot the silver and copper arteries in your eyes, an indication of high blood pressure. Undetected high blood pressure can cause the arteries in the retina to harden and increase risks of heart attack and stroke.
A mole in the Inner Layer of Eye
Ultraviolet radiation from the sun can cause damage not just to the skin but the eye as well. Unprotected exposure to the sun may cause the inside of the eyeball to develop cancer, a condition known as eye melanoma. This appears as a single round or oval lump in the inner layer of the retina. Unless eye melanoma is detected earlier, it can quickly spread to the surrounding tissues, compromising vision.
The above list is by no means exhaustive. Regular eye checkups will help you maintain eye health as well as alert you of any medical problems, that may otherwise go undetected. If you feel that you are in need of a consutation regarding your eyes, please contact Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey to schedule one today at (248) 333-2900.