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What is Diabetic Retinopathy, and How is it Caused?

Posted September 14, 2016

Millions of Americans are affected by diabetes, and though the disease is manageable, those living with diabetes are often susceptible to a number of health risks. At Gulfcoast Eye Care, we take extra measures with our patients who have diabetes to monitor eye health, as high blood sugar levels can severely damage the blood vessels…

What to Expect After Upper Eyelid Surgery

Posted August 31, 2016

Eyelid surgery, commonly referred to as an eyelid lift and medically known as blepharoplasty, is one of the most popular cosmetic enhancement procedures available. Treatments such as upper eyelid surgery can dramatically reduce signs of age in the upper eye areas and even improve vision for patients affected by excess skin hanging over the eyes….

What are the Benefits of Upper Eyelid Surgery?

Posted August 17, 2016

Some of the first and most visible signs of aging often occur in the areas of the upper eyelids. As the skin of these areas becomes susceptible to fat deposits and the muscles begin to weaken, a look of anger, sadness, or exhaustion can set in – even when you are not feeling those emotions….

Do I Have to be Awake During LASIK?

Posted May 25, 2016

While some prospective LASIK patients may like the idea of being “asleep” during the procedure, there would be many drawbacks to using general anesthesia for vision correction surgery. General anesthesia, regardless of the procedure being performed, always entails some additional risks. The duration of LASIK surgery is usually only about 10 minutes total, and our…

Is LASIK Permanent?

Posted May 11, 2016

LASIK surgery has the ability to correct a number of common refractive errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. For the vast majority of our patients at Gulfcoast Eye Care, the results of LASIK surgery last decades. However, since LASIK works by altering the surface of the cornea, future changes that may occur inside of the…

How Long is the Recovery Process after Refractive Lens Exchange?

Posted April 27, 2016

One of the many benefits of RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange) is the minimal recovery time experienced by most patients. In fact, many individuals are able to return to normal routines after one day. Following the procedure, you will be given anti-inflammatory and antibiotic eye drops to facilitate healing. You will also be asked to return…

Benefits of Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

Posted April 13, 2016

Refractive Lens Exchange, commonly referred to as RLE, offers many individuals who are not candidates for LASIK and other laser vision correction treatments an alternative to improve vision affected by nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia. Refractive Lens Exchange essentially involves removing the eye’s natural lens and replacing it with an advanced intraocular lens implant (IOL)….

Am I a Good Candidate for Refractive Lens Exchange?

Posted March 30, 2016

While LASIK and other laser vision correction techniques are very popular among patients who wish to reduce their reliance on glasses and contact lenses, the fact is that those treatments are not the only advanced options available. Refractive Lens Exchange, or RLE, offers very similar outcomes and, in some cases, may even be a more…

How Long is Recovery from Cataract Surgery?

Posted March 9, 2016

It may surprise you to know that recovery from cataract surgery is often a fairly quick process. Here is Dr. Michael Manning with some helpful information on what can be expected during recovery from advanced cataract surgery: What type of aftercare is required for patients during recovery from cataract surgery? After cataract surgery, care is…

Can I Mix Different Multifocal Intraocular Lenses?

Posted February 24, 2016

Our experienced cataract surgeon, Dr. Michael Manning, recently sat down to answer some frequently asked questions about cataracts and some of the options available to our patients here at Gulfcoast Eye Care. Take a look at what he has to say about multifocal intraocular lenses below, and please contact our practice with any further questions…

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