On August 21st we’ll experience an amazing event as the moon eclipses the sun for the first time since 1918. While we encourage everyone to take part in this amazing event, we cannot completely prepare ourselves for the sight of a total solar eclipse.
Georgia Center for Sight gains new Ophthalmologist, Dr. Centrael Evans, an Athens, Georgia native. Dr. Evans is a comprehensive ophthalmologist trained in laser and surgical management of a variety of eye diseases.
Dr. Dong is honored to be a member of Operation Sight Network, sponsored by American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS). Operation Sight Network is a US-based charitable program for persons needing cataract surgery. By leveraging the combined strength of established charitable organizations and ASCRS's member volunteer surgeons, Operation Sight Network is providing needed care to those unable to access or afford surgery on their own.
Get the confidence that comes with knowing the facts. The hardest step in the entire LASIK procedure is overcoming your fear. We know that surgery can seem like a big, scary ordeal, but with WaveLight? refractive technology, it doesn?t have to be. While LASIK is still a surgical procedure, thanks to the advanced technology of the WaveLight? system, the entire LASIK process is fast, safe and precise. Plus, in just a matter of minutes, you will finally have the opportunity for the vision you have always wanted.
Studies have show that too much exposure to UV light may increase the risk of developing macular degeneration, cataracts, and growths on the eye, including cancer. Not just sunlight, the same risk applies when using tanning beds. The risk for eye growths increases for surfers, skiers, fishermen, farmers, or anyone spending long hours under intense UV conditions found near mountains, rivers, and oceans since sunlight is strongest midday to early afternoon, at higher altitudes, and when reflected off of water, ice or snow.
Refractive surgery is a safe method for correcting refractive error, according to a retrospective review of all cases of the surgery performed over a 7-year period at a U.S. military laser refractive surgery center.
The review, presented by Major Vashuda A. Panday, MD, identified a very low rate of postoperative microbial keratitis that compares very favorably with the infection rate reported in other series.