Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Maryland

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Music During Cataract Surgery?


Music During Cataract Surgery?
Why would you hear music during cataract surgery? For anyone having cataract surgery there is always the question of what to expect. While your Baltimore Washington Eye Center cataract surgeons and the staff will have explained many details and reviewed the eye drops and medications you might be given, sometimes patients are surprised to hear music playing during their cataract surgery. Depending on your cataract surgeon’s preferences, many times it is useful to have some relaxing music playing to help you have a calm and pleasant experience. In fact, research presented in journal Nature demonstrates that certain types of music reduce anxiety and actually lower blood pressure during eye surgery! So, if you hear music during your cataract surgery, relax and enjoy!

If you or someone you know is experiencing cataract symptoms such as cloudy or foggy vision, glare, or difficulty with night driving and would like to learn more about cataract surgery & lens implants please call Baltimore Washington Eye Center at 800-495-3937, or visit Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Google+ or facebook.com/baltimorewashingtoneyecenter.

Baltimore Washington Eye Center is a leading eye care practice with office locations at 200 Hospital Drive, Suite 600, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061, 2391 Brandermill Blvd., Suite 200, Gambrills, Maryland 21061 and Turf Valley Town Center, 11089 Resort Road, Suite 206, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042, serving the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

John’s Cataract Story


“I have had two cataract procedures performed by Dr. Spagnolo at Baltimore Washington Eye Center. Both have been major successes. The second one included the use of an Advanced Technology Toric Lens. It is fantastic! For the first time in over 50 years, I do not need to put on glasses or contacts when I wake up!! The care and service I have received from BW Eye Center has been first rate from my very first appointment, thru my evaluation, thru my two procedures, and follow-up. They all are the best!!”- John G.

If you or someone you know is experiencing cataract symptoms such as cloudy or foggy vision, glare, or difficulty with night driving and would like to learn more about cataract surgery & lens implants please call Baltimore Washington Eye Center at 800-495-3937, or visit Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Google+ or facebook.com/baltimorewashingtoneyecenter.

Baltimore Washington Eye Center is a leading eye care practice with office locations at 200 Hospital Drive, Suite 600, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061, 2391 Brandermill Blvd., Suite 200, Gambrills, Maryland 21061 and Turf Valley Town Center, 11089 Resort Road, Suite 206, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042, serving the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Cataract Surgery: When is the Right Time?


Four Questions to Help You Decide When It’s Right Time to Have Cataract Surgery
If you have been told that you have a cataract how do you decide when it’s time to have cataract surgery and lens implants? This may be challenging, but doesn’t need to be difficult if you simply ask yourself some important questions.

Are your cataracts impacting your daily or occupational activities?
Symptoms of cataracts include dim, blurry or yellowed vision and can even double vision in a single eye. The lack of contrast and clarity can be difficult for those who need clear vision for work, driving or who enjoy hobbies like reading, cooking or sewing.

Are your cataracts affecting your ability to drive safely at night?
Cataracts can cause halos around lights and difficulty seeing in low-light settings, impacting the ability to drive safely at night. Advanced cataracts can even cause enough vision loss to fail the vision test required for a driver’s license.

Are your cataracts interfering with the outdoor activities you enjoy?
Cataracts can also increase sensitivity to glare, which can be especially troublesome for those who enjoy skiing, surfing and a number of other outdoor activities. They can also cause visual differences from one eye to the other, which can affect the distance vision golfers need.

Can you manage your cataracts in other ways?
Those who decide “it’s not yet time” and postpone cataract surgery can make the most of their vision with a few simple tools, such as incorporating brighter lighting and contrasting colors in the home. Polarized sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat can reduce glare, while magnifying lenses can make reading easier.

Nearly 25.7 million Americans over age 40 have cataracts and the number is projected to increase to 45.6 million by 2050. While surgery remains the only way to remove cataracts, its timing depends on the individual patient. Although the prospect of cataract surgery can be intimidating, the procedure itself is the most common elective surgery among Medicare beneficiaries in the United States. Studies have demonstrated the relationship between having cataracts removed and improved quality of life, reduced risk of falling, fewer car crashes and even a lower long-term mortality risk than those who did not.

If cataracts aren’t disrupting your life, you can probably wait and have surgery when they really start to bother you. But for those who are feeling impeded by their blurry or dull vision, the procedure can make a significant beneficial impact.

If you or someone you know is experiencing cataract symptoms such as cloudy or foggy vision, glare, or difficulty with night driving and would like to learn more about cataract surgery & lens implants please call Baltimore Washington Eye Center at 800-495-3937, or visit Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Google+ or facebook.com/baltimorewashingtoneyecenter.

Baltimore Washington Eye Center is a leading eye care practice with office locations at 200 Hospital Drive, Suite 600, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061, 2391 Brandermill Blvd., Suite 200, Gambrills, Maryland 21061 and Turf Valley Town Center, 11089 Resort Road, Suite 206, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042, serving the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area.