by Dr. M | May 8, 2018 | Cataracts, Dilation, Education, Exam, Eyeglasses, Medical Eye Care, Patient Care, Procedure, Surgery
The Cataract-M&M Connection!
Peanut M&Ms are like your eyes with cataracts!
If you know Dr. Moran, you know that he is an expert at making analogies to better explain vision and visual issues to our patients. One of our favorite examples is how he explains what happens during cataract surgery.
Yes, that’s where the Peanut M&M comes in!
Dr. Moran explains that a mature cataract is like a peanut M&M. It has 3 major parts: capsule, cortex and nucleus.
- The capsule = candy coating.
- The cortex = chocolate.
- The nucleus = the peanut inside!
During cataract surgery, Dr. Moran will remove the nucleus and cortex (peanut & chocolate), while leaving the capsule (the candy shell) in place. After the cortex and the cataract are removed, he will insert a new lens in its place. This new intraocular lens (IOL) has a prescription in it, just like the lenses in your eyeglasses have a prescription in them.
After Cataract Surgery you may not need glasses!
Many patients tell us that they have the best vision of their lives following cataract surgery! They see more clearly and colors seem more vibrant. Depending on the type of lens implant that they choose, they may not need to wear glasses at all!
If you, or someone you know, has noticed a change in their vision, come in for a cataract evaluation with Dr. Moran. He will dilate your eyes to see if cataracts are developing, and he will let you know if you are ready to have your cataracts removed.
by Dr. M | Mar 10, 2017 | Cost, Experience, Fear, LASIK, Procedure, Surgery
There is no need to delay! Get the facts you need to make the best decision for you about LASIK surgery.
“I wish I had done this years ago!”
We often hear this statement from patients soon after their LASIK procedure. Why did they wait so long? The top two answers are: Cost of & Fear of Surgery
Let’s help dispel both of those issues.
COST: When you look at the price of LASIK, don’t think of it as a cost, but as an investment that will pay off as long-term savings.
Consider the price of glasses and contact lenses over time. The average cost of glasses is $250-$400. They can cost you even more if you have multiple pairs or use prescription sunglasses!
If you wear contacts, you may be paying $250 per year…If you need specialty contacts, the cost could be even more!
If you add these numbers over time, you can see that LASIK can save you money over your lifetime.
FEAR: We understand that Eye Surgery can be a worrisome prospect. When you consider that LASIK is an outpatient procedure that takes only minutes to perform, you can rest easier. LASIK and PRK have been proven safe and effective by the FDA. The risk of complications resulting from LASIK surgery is less than 1%.
We make sure that you understand what happens during the procedure to dispel your fears. Dr. Moran has a very calming demeanor during surgery. He treats each patient with care. He will talk to you throughout your procedure so that you are aware and informed. We know that the more you know about what to expect during surgery, the less you will need to worry!
Here is a step-by-step summary of what you can expect during your LASIK procedure:
- During LASIK, you will be awake and alert in a reclined position.
- Your eyes will be numbed by a series of drops.
- Your eye will be held open by a lid holder – so you won’t have to worry about blinking!
- Your vision goes dark for a few seconds while Dr. Moran creates the flap.
- The flap is then opened, like the page of a book.
- A cool laser is used to reshape the corneal tissue underneath the flap.
- The flap is closed and Dr. Moran smooths it back into place.
Worried about the risks of surgery? The risk with LASIK surgery is very low. Making sure that you have an experienced surgeon like Dr. Moran, and you can reduce your risk even further. Dr. Moran has done thousands of LASIK procedures.
The first step is yours. Come and see us for a FREE LASIK consultation. Dr. Moran and his expert staff will answer all of your questions and help you feel confident that this procedure is right for you.