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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.
Postoperative care after cataract surgery isn’t as scary as it sounds. In fact, the process is usually quick and easy. The procedure without complications takes around 10 minutes to complete. So what happens after the ophthalmologist is finished working on your eyes?
Immediately After Cataract Surgery
You will be moved into a recovery area immediately after cataract surgery. This is a safe, comfortable place for you to wait until sedation or anesthesia begins to wear off. This part of recovery usually takes between 30 and 60 minutes.
Once you have recovered enough to head home, you will need someone available to drive you. You will not be able to drive immediately after your appointment. Rest is recommended when you get home. Your doctor will advise you on whether or not you need to keep a protective shield over your eye.
Adaptation After Cataract Surgery
Recovery is quick, but there is a period of adaptation after cataract removal. At first, you may notice cloudy, blurry, or distorted vision. Your eye will need to adjust to the intraocular lens that was added.
Patients often describe wavy effects in their vision. This should only continue for about an hour or so. If it persists, you should contact your ophthalmologist.
Your eyes may look bloodshot as well because of blood vessel damage that occurs during the procedure. This is normal and will go away over the course of several days. You may also see bruising on the skin under the eye that can occur if you received an anesthesia injection.
Many experience clear vision hours after surgery. Some may need as much as a week before they start seeing images in sharp focus. You will be provided postoperative care instructions after cataract surgery before going home.
Contact Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey to make an appointment for your cataract surgery procedure.
Glaucoma is the world’s leading cause of permanent blindness. There are currently over three million people in the United States that are living with glaucoma.
Each person’s risk will vary based on several factors. Genetics will play a role. Studies have indicated that over 50% of glaucoma is hereditary. If your sibling has the condition, then you may be as much as 10 times more likely to develop it as well. Talk to your family to learn more about genetic risks and to ensure that everyone keeps a regular eye exam schedule.
Other factors that can raise your glaucoma risk level include:
Can I Prevent Glaucoma?
It’s not always possible to prevent glaucoma completely, but you can do things to lower your risk. Start with regular eye exams and a healthy lifestyle. Good diet and exercise are essential to prevent many diseases. Also, wear eye protection when engaging in activities like sports or anything that could cause an injury.
How Do I Know If I Have Glaucoma?
The only way to know if you have glaucoma is with a comprehensive eye examination. Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey’s ophthalmologists will measure eye pressure, inspect drainage, test peripheral vision, and assess your optic nerve to provide an accurate diagnosis and recommendation for treatment or ongoing care. Contact our Bloomfield Hills office today to make an appointment.
Yes, you can fix astigmatism during cataract surgery. Astigmatism describes an irregularity in the shape of the cornea. This creates a distortion that makes vision blurry. Many people wear contact lenses or glasses to correct the problem. In the past, cataract surgery was performed without correcting pre-existing astigmatism. Patients would have to wear their glasses or contacts afterward to see clearly.
Why Should Astigmatism Be Corrected During Cataract Removal?
There are several reasons you should consider fixing astigmatism during cataract surgery.
How Is Astigmatism Fixed During Cataract Surgery?
Your surgeon can adjust the shape of the cornea while performing cataract surgery. This is done by making a small incision to create a round shape. This will match the implanted lens and allow for a significant improvement in eyesight. The ophthalmologist can also opt for a football-shaped lens that is placed in a way that neutralizes the effects of astigmatism.
Contact Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey to schedule an appointment to learn more about cataract removal and astigmatism.
Age-related macular degeneration, also known as AMD, is a common eye condition. It is the primary cause of vision loss in adults over the age of 50. It happens when the central area in the retina deteriorates. At first, most patients experience no vision loss. That will change as the patient progresses into later stages of AMD.
What do you need to know about this common condition?
Have You Been Checked for Macular Degeneration?
If you haven’t been checked for macular degeneration, now is the time to do so. Even if you aren’t in the highest risk age group or you have experienced no changes in sight, you should still have an ophthalmologist examine your eyes. Contact Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey located in Bloomfield Hills to make an appointment.
There are many exciting new things to see and do in 2019. At Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey, our job is to help you maintain clear vision and healthy eyes so that you can experience all that life has to offer. We want to thank our amazing staff who provides our patients with the best care all year long. We also would like to show appreciation for our patients who trust their eyes to us. As you celebrate the New Year, we would like to share wishes for happiness, good health, and prosperity. May 2019 be your best year yet!
Regular checkups are just as important for your eyes as they are for the rest of your body. Even if you notice no changes or problems, there may be a condition developing that will require treatment. The best way to monitor for these issues is by scheduling regular eye doctor visits which should include a retina examination.
What Is a Retina Examination?
A retina examination lets your ophthalmologist look at the structures found at the back of the eye. Your pupils are dilated beforehand. Your eye doctor will shine a bright light and look through a microscope to assess the optic nerve, retina, and blood vessels. The process is comprised of four parts.
What Can a Retina Exam Diagnose?
A retina exam can diagnose conditions like hypertension, diabetic retinopathy, detached retina, and macular degeneration. Some problems are not accompanied by obvious symptoms, making a test necessary for early detection. Contact Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey Michigan’s Leading Eye Care Physicians today to schedule your retina examination.
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