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How To Prevent Cataracts From Getting Worse

October 14, 2020
The truth is that it can be difficult to prevent cataracts. They are quite common as you get older and typically form due to normal changes in your eyes. However, the following practices may be able to slow the progression of early-stage cataracts and delay the need for surgery. Avoid Ultraviolet Light… Read Full Post
Category: Cataracts

Questions To Ask Your LASIK Surgeon

October 07, 2020
Man preparing for LASIK consultation While LASIK benefits many people, it’s not the ideal choice for everyone. You should talk to our New Jersey LASIK surgeons about your lifestyle, general and eye health, expectations, and other unique circumstances before deciding to move… Read Full Post
Category: Lasik

What Can You Not Do After LASIK Surgery?

September 23, 2020
There are several things that you cannot do after LASIK surgery without interfering with the healing process. These include but are not limited to rubbing your eyes, looking at screens, and swimming. If you are unsure whether something is safe to do during LASIK recovery, it’s best to consult your eye surgeon. Are you interested in knowing exactly what you can expect after LASIK? Keep reading for more detailed recovery restrictions. At Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates, our experienced LASIK surgeons provide all patients with aftercare guidelines. Recovery Timeline and Guidelines After… Read Full Post
Category: Lasik

What is PRK?

September 11, 2020
Woman removing glasses Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a type of laser eye surgery that predates LASIK. It’s a safe and effective way to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Here’s how it works. During a PRK procedure, our ophthalmologists… Read Full Post
Category: PRK

Can Stress Cause Glaucoma?

September 10, 2020
Stress affects everyone at some point or another. You may notice your stress levels rising when you’re under a lot of pressure or in an overwhelming situation. While stress isn’t always a bad thing, it can have a physical impact on your body. Stress plays a role in various problems, including skin conditions, headaches, heart problems, and high blood pressure. However, the link between stress and the eyes, particularly eye pressure, is not fully understood. Chronic stress is not a known risk factor for primary open-angle, or wide-angle, glaucoma. This is the most common type of glaucoma,… Read Full Post

What is a Cataract?

March 10, 2020
Cataract definition | Toms RiverA cataract is a cloudy area in the normally clear lens of your eye. It forms when proteins break down and stick together. A cataract can develop in one or both eyes, but it cannot pass between them. Most cataracts are age-related.… Read Full Post
Category: Cataracts

90-Day Glaucoma

February 05, 2020
Glaucoma is known as the silent thief of sight because, in most cases, it progresses slowly and its symptoms go unnoticed. However, there is a less common form of the disease that can occur suddenly called neovascular glaucoma.   The board-certified ophthalmologists at Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates are trained to diagnose and provide appropriate therapies for all forms of glaucoma. Learn more about neovascular glaucoma below, including risk factors and potential treatment strategies. What is Neovascular Glaucoma?… Read Full Post

What is the Purpose of a Trifocal IOL?

January 15, 2020
Like glasses and contacts, intraocular lenses are available in different lens powers. Monofocal lenses contain one lens power, bifocals have two, and trifocals have three. Each power helps you see objects at a specific distance. These IOLs also have added magnification in certain areas for enhanced vision. For many cataract surgery patients, the PanOptix® Trifocal Lens may provide the most comprehensive range of view. Keep reading to learn how the first and only trifocal IOL in the United States can help you achieve your post-cataract surgery eyesight goals. Your Vision with PanOptix® vs.… Read Full Post
Category: Cataracts

What Causes Cloudiness After Cataract Surgery?

December 09, 2019
It’s normal to experience blurry vision for several days after cataract removal. During this time, your eyes are healing and adjusting to the artificial lens placed during surgery. However, if things begin to look cloudy months or years after your procedure, something called posterior capsule opacification (PCO) is likely to blame. The Toms River ophthalmologists at Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates are committed to your long-term satisfaction after cataract surgery. Below, you’ll find essential information about PCO, a treatable post-operative complication. What is Posterior Capsule… Read Full Post

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November 18, 2019
November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, an annual effort to shed light on how diabetes can affect vision. Diabetes increases a person’s risk of developing vision-impairing diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma. These diseases can even lead to blindness. Yet many people are unaware of the link between diabetes and eye health, and even fewer know how to protect their vision. What is Diabetic Eye Disease? Diabetic eye disease is a term used to describe eye issues that result from diabetes, such as:… Read Full Post