February 15, 2014
Lens implant techniques - ACIOL, iris & scleral sutured - A State of Sight #84
With standard cataract surgery, an intraocular lens implant (IOL) is placed in the capsular bag that the cataract was removed from. At times, this is not possible and the IOL must be placed in an alternate location. Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about speciality lens implants.
This includes anterior chamber IOLs, iris sutured lenses, and scleral fixated lenses. Patients with complicated cataract surgery or dislocated IOLs may need these techniques.
January 23, 2014
Cataract Surgery: Frequently Asked Questions / FAQ - A State of Sight #83
Cataract surgery is one of the most common and most successful operations in all of medicine. Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn the answers to a few of the common questions we hear from our patients about cataract surgery.
Frequently asked questions covered in this episode include: Can cataracts return after surgery? Will the lens implant ever need to be changed? and Will I be put to sleep for cataract surgery?
A State of Sight #2 - Can cataracts return after surgery: http://youtu.be/KdLdEKFJf90
November 20, 2013
Blepharitis, eyelid inflammation with poor oil production - A State of Sight #82
Blepharitis is a common eye problem where the oil glands of the eyelids can become inflamed and irritated. This results in poor oil production which can cause a type of dry eye syndrome. Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about this problem and some of the potential treatments.
This is also medically known as meibomian gland dysfunction.When these oil glands are not working properly, the oily part of the tears can be missing and cause blurred vision, redness, and irritation.
November 9, 2013
Should I take eye vitamins? Macular degeneration / AREDS - A State of Sight #81
The Age Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) determined that a particular vitamin combination can slow the progression of macular degeneration. Often we have questions from our patients if eye vitamins are right for them. Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn about the AREDS formula and the benefit of eye vitamins.Comments
October 20, 2013
Fungal corneal ulcer, treatment for eye fungus infection - A State of Sight #80
October 18, 2013
Contact lens eye care tips - Avoid problems from contacts - A State of Sight #79
Contact lenses can cause severe eye problems including ulcers if they are not used properly. Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn a few ways to reduce your risk when wearing contacts.Comments
September 29, 2013
Red eyes - causes and treatment, Why do I have redness? - A State of Sight #78
Many different eye problems can cause red eyes. Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn about a few of the potential causes of redness and some of the treatment options.
Dry eyes, infections / ulcers, inflammation, and pterygium are all treated differently and have unique symptoms and findings in addition to causing red eyes. If there is a significant amount of pain along with redness, be sure to see your eye doctor as it could be a serious problem.
September 21, 2013
What is LASEK? PRK / surface laser vision correction #2 - A State of Sight #77
LASEK is a laser vision correction procedure that is similar to PRK. Like PRK, the excimer laser is applied to the surface of the cornea after removing the epithelium (outer covering). With LASEK, the epithelium is loosened with alcohol then moved to the side in a sheet. In PRK, this layer is removed manually and cannot be replaced after the procedure. Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about LASEK.
Although the name is similar to LASIK, LASEK is much more like PRK than LASIK. The first LASEK procedure was performed by one of my mentors from the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dimitri Azar, MD.
by Isaac Porter, MD