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Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can diet affect my vision?
A healthy diet is significant in helping to prevent eye dieseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Nutrients in certain foods can help to maintain vision so it is important to eat the right foods for your vision.
2. What can LASIK do for me?
For many people, LASIK surgery means freedom from glasses and/or contact lenses. Custom LASIK improves both visual acuity and the quality of your vision. If you have extremely poor vision, which cannot be adequately resolved by corrective lenses, LASIK may help by improving the curvature of your corneas.
3. How soon will my vision improve?
Most people experience a significant improvement in vision immediately after the procedure, before they even leave the laser center. Please read our Frequently Asked Questions about LASIK.
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4. What are cataracts?
A cataract is clouding in the lens of the eye. The lens is mostly made of water and proteins. As we age, the protein molecules start to clump together, which interferes with the translucence of the lens. They block light entering the eye, and this dims the vision increasingly, as the clouding slowly expands.
5. What causes cataracts?
Most people who develop cataracts are older than 50 years. Cataracts in older people are so common they can be regarded as a normal part of the aging process. Two conditions related to cataracts are diabetes or injury to the eye, and they are sometimes caused by medications such as steroids. Very rarely, a baby is born with congenital cataracts. It’s vital to diagnose them early so the baby’s eyes can learn to see during its infancy. If they’re left there until later in life, the person may be blind.
6. Do cataracts cause blindness?
They can. Over time, if they’re allowed to become opaque enough, they block so much light that you are unable to see at all. This rarely occurs in the US anymore, but is a problem globally.
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions about Cataracts.
7. What is glaucoma?
Glaucoma is an eye disease in which increased intraocular pressure (that is, too much fluid inside the eye) causes vision loss and blindness by damaging the optic nerve. If the optic nerve is slightly damaged, it’s less able to carry image information to the brain. You may not notice this at first. When it becomes severely damaged, blindness ensues.
8. What causes glaucoma?
There are five main types of glaucoma. They all occur when the drainage system of the eye does not function properly. it can be blocked by particles collecting in the drainage canals, by part of the iris being in the way, or by inadequate prenatal development.
More details on our Frequently Asked Questions about Glaucoma.