Vision Correction Blog

Corneal Ulcers by Dr. Zack Burkhart

Because infectious corneal ulcers are a serious problem regularly encountered at Focal Point Vision, a review of their prevention and treatment is useful. Background Most of the corneal ulcers seen in our practice are related to contact lens wear, and can be prevented by following a few guidelines. The most important of these is that…
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Pink Eye

Adenoviral conjunctivitis, more commonly known as “pink eye,” is a frequently encountered problem at Focal Point Vision. Adenovirus is present in the environment in over 40 subtypes, and can cause a variety of health problems including respiratory and gastrointestinal infections. When adenovirus infects the eye, the patient notices redness, tearing, itching, irritation, crusting, and sometimes…
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Do Cataracts Come Back? — Dr. Zack Burkhart

Many patients ask, “After you remove my cataracts, will they come back?” The short answer is no, but a patient’s vision can get cloudy again, even after perfect cataract surgery.  Here’s the explanation, courtesy of Dr. Zack Burkhart... At the time of cataract surgery, the surgeon removes the patient’s cloudy lens from the lens capsule.…
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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CATARACT SURGERY AND LASIK?

At Focal Point Vision, our ophthalmologists, or eye surgeons, are fellowship-trained and perform both cataract and LASIK surgery. Often during the discussion of cataract surgery, a patient asks, “are you going to be doing LASIK on my eyes? What is the difference between cataract surgery and LASIK?” Essentially, cataract surgery involves removal of the lens…
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GLAUCOMA: THE SILENT THIEF

What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a disease of the eye that can present in many different forms. In rare cases, it can be present at birth, but only about 1 in 15,000 newborns have congenital glaucoma. More commonly, glaucoma is a disease found in adults, especially in senior citizens. Glaucoma is a complex disease, but…
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Angle Closure Glaucoma by Dr. Zack Burkhart

Angle closure glaucoma is a serious condition that can, if untreated, lead to permanent vision loss and even blindness. Patients who are at risk for this type of glaucoma have “narrow angles,” meaning the front fluid-filled compartment of the eye is particularly small. Such patients are often far-sighted, or “hyperopic” and at least 1/3 have…
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Live Life Now with LASIK and Face Your #FOMO!

If the word LASIK intrigued you to this Blog you are most likely reading it with the aid of glasses or contact lenses…right? I get it! I have been there. Waking up and holding the alarm clock one inch from your face so you can read the time. Forgetting to pack you contact solution for…
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The Golden Rule at Focal Point Vision

If you are reading this Blog you are most likely on the quest to find clearer vision. Be it cataract surgery, LASIK, Corneal Transplant or possibly Crosslinking for Keratoconus. You’ve searched online, asked your family and friends and exhausted all avenues you can think of to find the eye care provider to give you the…
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All About Floaters

One of the most common patient complaints is, "Doc why do I see floaters?" What is a floater? Floaters are tiny pieces of a protein called collagen. They are in the gel that fills the cavity of the eye – the Vitreous Gel. We become aware of floaters when they are large enough to cast…
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Crosslinking at Focal Point Vision

What is Corneal Crosslinking?  Who is a good candidate for this treatment? Crosslinking is a newly approved procedure that we use to stabilize abnormal corneas.  The most common condition we treat with crosslinking is called keratoconus, which is an inherited condition that leads to high astigmatism and blurry vision.  Another condition is called post-LASIK ectasia,…
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