What is the Cost of Lasik?
At San Diego LASIK Center® at Global Laser Vision, we understand that many people are concerned about the cost of LASIK. However, you should not look for a bargain when you are selecting a surgeon to perform such an important procedure. The most important factors are experience and access to the best technology. We understand that it is important to give our patients options to help them afford the best surgeon for their procedure.
Differences between Lasik and PRK
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If a patient had Lasik in one eye and PRK in the other, then waited 6-8 weeks, the visual outcome would typically be the same for either eye. While it is true that Lasik is performed more often than PRK, many patients are of the misguided belief that Lasik is better than PRK. In reality, the visual outcome is the same regardless of which procedure is performed. The same Visx
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What to expect from refractive surgery
Current Lasik technology is extremely fast and accurate, but many patients don't know what their expectations for lasik are. The vast majority of patients are very happy with the outcome of their Lasik surgery. It is very common to be asked if the surgery will completely eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. The true aim for any refractive surgery (Lasik, PRK, ICL, Lasek) is to reduce or eliminate
Lasik is Possible if You have Pterygium
What is Pterygium?
Patients often report to the clinic for a Lasik consultation with a pterygium. A pterygium is scarring on the white part of the eye that often extends into the cornea, which is the clear window at the front of the eye. This scar can be present on the nasal or temporal aspect of the sclera (white part) and cornea. Minor pterygium are often not treated, unless it causes
Dry and Red Eyes Should be Treated Immediately
The importance of eye lid hygiene
Lid hygiene is an important and necessary component of any dry eye therapy. The underlying cause of most dryness and red eyes are typically due to bacterial colonies prevalent on lid surface, commonly referred to as Blepharitis. Also there are meibomian glands within the lid anatomy, which provide an essential oily component to the tear layer, inflammation of the glands is known as Meibomitis. The bacteria is
Many Factors Contribute to Cataract Development
What are cataracts?
Cataracts are a clouding of the lens of the inside of the eye. The internal lens of the eye is responsible for our ability to focus from distance to near until our early forties. The lens also acts as a ultra violet filter for the retina in the back of the eye. Over time, typically during late fifties and beyond, cataract development begins. The symptoms of cataract can be: decreased best corrected
All-Laser Eye Surgery
State-of-the-art laser eye surgery is available to San Diego residents now at Global Laser Vision. Our dedicated staff is committed to helping potential patients understand how LASIK eye surgery can positively impact your life. Imagine the freedom you can experience when you no longer have to rely on glasses or contacts.
For San Diego residents, who often have an adventurous lifestyle, GLV can be the answer you've been looking for. Your outdoor activities become much more fun when
Information On Post-Lasik Eye Drops
Anti-inflammatory and Antibiotic Drops
After Lasik Surgery, the two main drops that are used are a steroid and an antibiotic for 5-7 days for the average Lasik patient. The steroid is used as an anti-inflammatory to reduce ocular irritation and prevent haze (mild opacity in the cornea). The antibiotic is used to prevent infection during the initial healing period. The steroid and antibiotic eye drops are typically used four times a day for 5-7 days, but
The Difference Between Fish Oil Vs. Flax Seed for Dry Eyes
The Best Omega 3 Dry Eye Therapy
Yes, there is a difference between the two. Fish oil and flax seed are both rich in omega 3 fats, and flax seed is a great alternative for vegetarian patients. However the omega 3 oils in fish are Docosahexenoic acid DHA and Eicosapentanoic acid EPA, while flax seed oil is mostly alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA).
Why are these important?
The ALA in flax seed can be converted to
Have Dry Eyes?
People prone to develop dry eyes
There are noticeable trends when treating dry eye patients. Patients presenting with atopic skin types (allergy prone, psoriasis, exema, pale skin, easily sunburn) generally have a higher percentage of dry eye. Patients of Asian background also have higher percentage of dry eye. Elderly patients, particularly women, have a much higher probability of dry eye.
Medications can contribute to eye dryness
Patients on many common medications can also have medication induced or exacerbated dry eye (blood