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Cataracts

To our patients and families: It is the rare family that never has a member affected at some time by cataracts. We find that when faced with medical choices, a better informed person is able to make more appropriate decisions regarding the treatment of cataracts. We...

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Retina

What is the retina? The retina is the part of the eye that functions like film in a camera. It is the inside lining of the posterior 2/3 of the eye. The retina is made of millions of nerve endings. Light (images) is focused on to the retina by the cornea and natural...

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Refractive Conditions

The Normal Eye In a normal eye, light entering the eye is refracted (bent) by the eye’s cornea and then by the eye’s crystalline lens so that it focuses precisely on the retina. The retina is the thin layer of nerve tissue that receives light images and converts them...

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Educational Photo Gallery

Bleb after glaucoma surgery Bleb Infection Blepharitis Blood staining after hyphema Cataract Conjunctival hemorrhage CONTACT ALLERGY CORNEAL ABRASION Corneal transplant CORNEAL ULCER Diabetic retinopathy Hypertensive retinopathy Hypopyon Infected eye Infected bleb...

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Neuro-ophthalmology

What is neuro-ophthalmology? Neuro-ophthalmology involves the assessment and management of conditions affecting vision that arise outside the eye. A neuro-ophthalmologist deals with diseases of the brain, the nerves that connect the eyes to the brain, the control of...

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Multifocal Lens Implants

Post Cataract Lens Implants — Multifocal Lenses (‘Restore’ by Alcon, ‘Rezoom’ by AMO, ‘Crystalens’ by Bausch & Lomb) Recently, a new group of multifocal (presbyopia correcting) lens implants have become approved for use in eyes undergoing cataract surgery....

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Laser Iridotomy

Laser iridotomy is a procedure used to treat patients with closed angle or critically narrow angle glaucoma. A clear nutrient fluid (aqueous humor) is produced in a specialized structure located behind the iris (ciliary body). This fluid circulates around the lens,...

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Computer Eye Strain

Is Heavy Computer Use Linked to Glaucoma? Many people have seen the following headlines: “Heavy Computer Use Linked to Eye Disease” “Study: Near-Sighted People at Increased Risk of Glaucoma” But is the information valid? Here are excerpts from one article regarding...

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Eye Surgery

The Little Rock Eye Clinic provides patients with the most advanced surgical techniques in cataract, glaucoma, cornea, strabismus, and ophthalmic plastic surgery. If you are scheduled for surgery you may be asked to obtain a medical clearance from your Primary Care...

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