12/17/17 3:00pm
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Well, I finally decided to have a cataract removed. It happened last Wednesday.

I had been putting it off for the past year using any excuse I could to avoid the surgery — or I should say “procedure” which is the hospital euphemism. I had talked to many individuals who have had the operation and most were very pleased with the results. (more…)

09/15/15 2:00pm
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According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the most common form of laser vision correction surgery — LASIK, orlaser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis — improves vision by using a laser or blade to cut a thin flap in the cornea. Doctors then fold back the flap and remove a very specific amount of corneal tissue using a laser. Doing so “improves the way the eye focuses light rays onto the retina at the back of the eye,” the AAO says. (more…)