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  • Top 4 Senior Eye Health Problems

    Senior Eye Health Picture - LocateADocJust like your body and skin, your eyes and vision also change with your growing age. When you are young, the lenses of your eyes are flexible. This helps your eyes to focus on close as well as far objects. However, as you grow older, your lenses become less flexible which affects your ability to see nearer objects.

  • Doctor Spotlight: Ahad Mahootchi, M.D.

    Tampa Bay area Cataract Surgeon Dr. Ahad Mahootchi feels rewarded every day at his ophthalmology practice in Zephyrhills Florida.

  • Is IntraLase a Safer Alternative for Your Eyes?

    Choosing LASIK surgery for vision correction is not the same as it was 10 or 12 years ago. In 1994, when Baltimore ophthalmologist Anthony Kameen had LASIK surgery to correct nearsightedness and astigmatism, his options were not very extensive: a small mechanical blade, called a microkeratome, created a flap on his cornea, after which a conventional excimer laser was used to reshape the tissue underneath so that the cornea would be able to focus light directly on the retina, as it would in a normal eye. That was, in a nutshell, the only way LASIK was performed then. Now, of course, the technology is much more advanced including smoother and more precise lasers, allowing patients to achieve better vision than ever possible before. The newest technological addition to Dr. Kameen's refractive surgery office is a machine called IntraLase, which allows patients to avoid operation via a metal blade, using a special laser that is used only for the purpose of flap creation.

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