It’s easy to let things slip when life gets busy. You make sure to get your annual physical and see your dentist regularly, but what about your vision? You may think it’s no big deal, but it’s just as important to get your annual comprehensive eye exam. If you’re not sure if it’s time to schedule your next exam, here are a few clues:
Cataract surgery may be the most common form of surgery performed in the United States, but that doesn’t mean that you know exactly what to expect. As with any surgical procedure, being prepared for what’s going to happen is the best way to alleviate any fears that you may have.
Your surgeon will decide if you’re ready for cataract surgery. The procedure occurs under local anesthesia so you won’t feel any pain. Using a laser or ultrasound device, your surgeon will break up the cataract, remove it, and replace it with a new lens. Make sure to follow all of your doctor’s orders before surgery.(more…)
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide and your risk increases with age. If you’re at risk of cataracts, what begins as a little spot of cloudiness in your vision will only grow over time. Cataracts interfere with your ability to perform daily tasks and can prevent you from living the active lifestyle you’ve come to love.
At Baptist Eye Surgeons, it’s our mission to provide you with the highest quality of vision care possible. To help you understand more about cataracts, we’ll take a deep dive into every important aspect of the disease so you know what to look out for and what to do about it.(more…)
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Glaucoma and diabetes
- Diabetic macular edema
- Cataracts and diabetes
- Diagnosing and treating diabetic eye disease
You’re always looking for ways to improve your health. Whether it’s hitting the gym more or cutting down on fast food, you want to be your best for as long as possible. But have you ever considered the health of your eyes? Keeping your vision healthy is a year-round job. Fortunately, you can take care of your eyes regardless of the year by following a few basic steps.
To keep your vision healthy during 2021:
- Schedule a baseline eye exam
- Wear high-quality sunglasses
- Wear eye protection when appropriate
- Don’t smoke
- Know your family’s vision history
We’re so excited to introduce our patients to Dr. Adam Carrera. Dr. Carrera will be joining Baptist Eye Surgeons on August 3. He’s a skilled surgeon who has a passion for developing relationships with his patients and involving them in every decision made for their eye health and care. All of us at Baptist Eye Surgeons are thrilled to welcome Dr. Carrera to our team.
Glaucoma is a silent condition that can slowly steal your sight without treatment. While treatments such as eye drops, medications, and surgeries exist, they don’t always work for everyone. This can lead people to seek alternative methods to help preserve their vision.
Enter the XEN Gel Stent. This tiny tube allows the liquid in your eye to flow properly, which in turn reduces high eye pressure. It’s for those who haven’t had luck with other forms of glaucoma treatment. Most people may qualify for the procedure pending their doctor’s approval. Talk to your doctor about side-effects and other risks. (more…)
This month, Baptist Eye Surgeons welcomes Dr. Erik Sweet as the newest member of our team. Dr. Sweet is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with a passion for educating his patients and making sure they feel heard. We look forward to him joining our practice and the enthusiasm that he brings. (more…)
Everyone here at Baptist Eye Surgeons wants you to have the best summer possible. Whether it’s grilling, going on vacation, or simply spending as much time outside as possible, we want you to be making smart choices about your vision while having fun in the sun.
That’s why we are so passionate about UV Safety Month. To have the best summer ever, you need to understand how easy preventing UV damage to your eyes is, how to choose the best sunglasses, and know the dangerous effects of UV radiation. (more…)