Lasik Surgery Co-Management
Q&A with Dr. Nason
Dr. Nason Answers Your Eyecare Questions
How is LASIK or laser surgery different from cataract surgery?
There are several ways. First of all, LASIK corrects your vision by changing the shape of the front of your eye the cornea. Cataract surgery changes your vision by replacing the natural lens inside your eye. Therefore cataract surgery is a more invasive procedure, although it has been around a lot longer than LASIK (> 50 years vs. > 20 years). The main purpose of LASIK is to decrease your dependency on glasses for distance, while, depending on the circumstances, cataract surgery can eliminate the need for glasses. Lastly, LASIK is a cosmetic procedure, not covered by insurance, while cataract is at least partially covered by your health insurance.
Eye Emergency Question & Answers with Dr. Nason
What is an eye infection? Are eye infections dangerous?
The better question is what causes a pink eye. It could be allergies, a viral infection, a bacterial infection, a fungal infection, dry eyes, foreign body or any other irritation. Some of these are benign, others are damaging or contagious. That is why there is no one drop that fixes all pink eyes, in fact some drops make certain pink eyes worse. The best thing to do is see an Optometrist who has a microscope, not your PCP or urgent care. They will be able to tell what is causing the pink eye and prescribe the appropriate treatment.
Eye Emergency Services
If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.