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How to Find the Best Lasik Surgeon Near You

Written by Dr. James Lehmann on 08/10/18

Your eyes are sensitive and Lasik surgery requires a lot of expertise, which means you need to find the perfect person for the job. If you need help finding the best lasik surgeons in San Antonio, check out this guide.

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Everything You Need To Know About Cataract Surgery

Written by Dr. James Lehmann on 07/19/18

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Everything You Need to Know About Laser Surgery

Written by Dr. James Lehmann on 07/5/18

LASIK is a corrective laser surgery used to correct refractive errors, that makes the use of corrective glasses and lens a necessity for an adequate vision. LASIK negates the purpose of optics by correcting the refractive errors such as Myopia, Hyperopia and astigmatism.

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Everything You Need To Know About Keratoconus?

Written by Dr. James Lehmann on 06/19/18

Keratoconus is a condition that affects the cornea. Learn more about keratoconus and treatment options from the professionals at Focal Point Vision.

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Considering Cataract Surgery? Here’s What You Should Know

Written by Dr. James Lehmann on 06/5/18

Cataract is the blurring or clouding of the vision most commonly associated with age. We at Focal Point Vision, pride ourselves for providing the best optical care.

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What is YAG Laser Treatment?

Written by Dr. James Lehmann on 05/20/18

YAG laser treatment is a procedure which is used for the treatment of Posterior Capsular Opacification (PCO) or the Secondary Cataract. In secondary cataract, the posterior surface of the lens is clouded and, the vision blurred.

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What are my activity restrictions after cataract surgery?

Written by Dr. James Lehmann on 03/7/18

Cataract surgery involves removal of the cloudy lens and replacement with a clear, artificial lens. The surgery takes 20-30 minutes and is usually done under local anesthesia with IV sedation. The majority of patients have very little pain or discomfort after the surgery, and often ask us when it is safe for them to

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Dr. Zack Burkhart leaving full-time medicine / Focal Point Vision to join Family Business…We will miss you Zack!

Written by Dr. James Lehmann on 02/12/18

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What’s a Pterygium? By Dr. Daughtry

Written by Dr. James Lehmann on 09/10/17

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CORNEAL ULCERS BY DR. ZACK BURKHART

Written by Dr. James Lehmann on 07/24/17

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

Written by Dr. James Lehmann on 07/24/17

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

Written by Dr. James Lehmann on 08/2/17

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?

Written by Dr. James Lehmann on 08/2/17

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

Written by Dr. James Lehmann on 08/2/17

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

Written by Dr. James Lehmann on 08/2/17

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!

Written by Dr. James Lehmann on 08/2/17

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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THE GOLDEN RULE AT FOCAL POINT VISION

Written by Dr. James Lehmann on 08/2/17

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

Written by Dr. James Lehmann on 08/2/17

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

Written by Dr. James Lehmann on 08/2/17

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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DMEK SURGERY COMES TO SOUTH TEXAS!

Written by Dr. James Lehmann on 08/2/17

We are proud to be the first practice in South and Central Texas to offer DMEK to patients with corneal edema from Fuch’s Dystrophy and other corneal diseases. Previously, patients interested in DMEK surgery would have to travel across the country to find a surgeon experienced in the newest technique in endothelial transplants, but now…

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CATARACTS – WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW (PART 1)

Written by Dr. James Lehmann on 08/2/17

What is a cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans have either a cataract or have had cataract surgery. A cataract can occur in either…

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DR. LEHMANN GIVES TALK AT MILLENNIAL EYE MEETING IN AUSTIN

Written by Dr. James Lehmann on 08/2/17

Dr. Lehmann gave a talk about the Calhoun Light Adjustable Lens this morning at the Millennial Eye Meeting in Austin. This meeting is a yearly gathering of ophthalmologists and optometrists where new technologies are introduced. This ground-breaking new technology is still in the FDA process, and Focal Point Vision is one of 15 clinical sites…

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Welcome

Written by Dr. James Lehmann on 08/2/17

Thank you for visiting our site. New blog submissions will be posted in the near future.

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CATARACTS – WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW (PART 1)

Written by Dr. James Lehmann on 08/2/17

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