Baltimore Washington Eye Center LASIK & Cataract blog has information about eye exams for cataracts & cataract surgery, lens implants, LASIK surgery, eyeglasses & contact lenses, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy & age related macular degeneration (ARMD).
Spring is in the air! People are ready to get out and enjoy all the beauty Spring has to offer, or so it seems. The volume of cataract surgeries has increased so much, I can't help but think that it's because everyone is ready to wipe off the cob-webs of winter and wrap themselves in the warmth of the sun and the beauty of nature! Our patients are loving their experiences here too! Here are some recent comments.
"My experience was outstanding..very professional, friendly, attentive, great place to be...model center..from the time you enter, until you leave, everyone is so kind and caring, best doctors, best team...even my family was offered something to drink while they waited, and they had current magazines and a T.V"!
We love hearing such wonderful reviews of our center because our patients and their families are our priority and we want them to feel like part of the family while they are here. Happy Spring to everyone!
Katie Guglietta, RN
Baltimore Washington Eye Center
Saw a patient this morning for their one day post cataract surgery visit. He had suffered a retinal detachment about a year ago and had subsequently developed a significant cataract. This patient also had a significant corneal astigmatism. So after discussing his options, we elected to remove his cataract and implant a toric intraocular lens. Happy to report that his vision is 20/25 at day one and is quite happy with the improved clarity of vision. I mention this case because if you have astigmatism, you may still experience blurred and distorted vision after traditional cataract surgery because a monofocal IOL cannot correct astigmatism. To achieve quality distance vision with a traditional IOL, you may still require glasses, contact lens or further surgery. If freedom from glasses for distance vision is important to you, you should know that there is a better option. The unique design of a toric IOL makes it possible to reduce or eliminate astigmatism and significantly improve uncorrected distance vision following cataract surgery. Toric IOLs provide significantly improved distance vision and may reduce the need for corrective lenses compared to a traditional monofocal IOL
Great moment in the laser suite on Friday....We had just completed LASIK on a nice man in his early 50's. No sooner had he sat up when a large grin appeared on his face. He was literally stunned how much clearer his vision was compared to when he had walked into the office 30 minutes beforehand. He was so appreciative and said as much to the team. During his one day post-LASIK visit, he reiterated how much he was enjoying his new found freedom from glasses. Another very funny, very nice patient in his late 40's had LASIK for mixed astigmatism and blended or monovision. He was 20/20 at distance and near at his first post-procedure and very satisfied.
Come have fun with us at our annual Spring Trunk Show. You'll have the opportunity to meet with consultants that will be there to guide you in your selection of a fabulous new pair of eyeglasses whether they be polished and professional, fashion forward with a flair or anywhere in between.
This week, several of our cataract patients were effusive in their praise of our entire team @ Baltimore Washington Eye Center. They thanked us for the care provided to them during their surgical experience. All of them thanked us for helping them to see better than they had in a long time. We thanked them for allowing us to help.
It's sometimes easy to forget how much we contribute to improving the quality of life for our patients. I was reminded of this fact on Friday by a gentleman in his 50's for whom we performed LASIK earlier this year. He was farsighted (hyperopic) and needed glasses for basically everything he did. We first saw him in the Fall of 2010 for a Laser Vision consult. While we felt hyperopic LASIK correction was appropriate, I noted an unusal lesion on one of his eyes. My concern was for a rare cancer of the ocular surface. We postponed laser vision until the lesion was removed. Fortunately, it was benign. Several months later, we performed laser vision not only to correct farsightedness, we also planned a blended, or monovision, result. As of last week, he is completely free from glasses for both distance and near vision. While he was very happy with his outcome, he was even more appreciative of our care in terms of his eyes', and ultimately his, health.