Cataracts are the result of a progressive clouding of the lens of the eye. Surgery is curative and results in 20/20 vision in most cases. This is an easy 15 minute outpatient procedure performed by highly skilled eye surgeons.
After a cataract has been diagnosed by your doctor, he will advise you when your cataracts need to be removed. It is very important that you do not wait too long because advanced cataracts can be difficult to treat and may result in permanent loss of vision.
A pterygium is a build up of scar tissue on the inner corner of the eye. It is the result of long term exposure to the sun and harsh environmental conditions. As the scar progresses it will involve the cornea and interfere with vision. Correction involves excision of the of the outer layer containing the scar and replacing it with an embryonic membrane.
The eyelids with age may become droopy and boggy and in bad cases interfere with vision. Blepharoplasty removes the excess tissue and may dramatically improve a patients youthful look.
A chalazion is an infection of a gland contained within an eye lid. They are usually successfully treated with antibiotics and warm compresses. More severe cases need a surgical incision to drain the infection.
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