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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

Do You Need Reading Glasses After LASIK?

October 07, 2019
You’re pursuing LASIK to eliminate your dependency on corrective lenses. So, it’s only natural to wonder if you’ll need to wear reading glasses after laser eye surgery. The answer largely depends on the technique used during your procedure. Traditional LASIK does not address age-related close vision loss, but an approach called monovision does. Traditional LASIK for Younger Patients Like your body, your eyes change over time. Many adults start to have trouble seeing clearly at close distances around their early 40s. This is due to a normal change, known as presbyopia, which affects the eye’… Read Full Post
Category: Lasik, Monovision

When Should I Consider Cataract Eye Surgery?

August 15, 2019
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The only way to remove a cataract, or clouded lens in your eye, is through cataract surgery. However, the right time to undergo cataract surgery depends on the individual. There is no age or stage of progression that is right for everyone. If you’ve been diagnosed with cataracts, keep reading to learn if and when you should remove them. Signs That It’s Time for Cataract Surgery… Read Full Post

Is Cataract Surgery Painful?

July 23, 2019
Woman considering cataract surgery in New JerseyCataract surgery involves replacing your eye’s clouded lens with an artificial IOL to restore clear vision. You can expect to experience little to no discomfort during the procedure. As intimidating as laser cataract surgery may… Read Full Post

Dr. Almallah Attends 2019 ASCRS Meeting

June 27, 2019
Dr. Omar Almallah at Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates We are proud to announce that skilled ophthalmologist Dr. Omar Almallah just returned from an American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) meeting. This informative event was held in San Diego, California from… Read Full Post

"Insurance and Financing for Refractive Surgery"

June 18, 2019
Although most vision insurance plans consider LASIK (refractive surgery) cosmetic or elective, some companies do offer generous discounts to their members. Also, you may qualify for a tax deduction for refractive surgery, so check with an accountant. Given today’s economy, patients may be tempted to choose a surgeon solely based on the fee charged, but this could be a costly mistake. It is wise to choose the best surgeon you can find, and then, if you need, find the most affordable financing available. Just think of it this way, if you choose Surgeon (A) because his charge is $400 less than… Read Full Post