The Facts About Eye Floaters and Flashes

Braverman Eye Center Now Introduces Laser Vision Correction in Fort Lauderdale for Patients

Why Eye Floaters and Flashes Occur Our eyes are filled with a clear substance known as vitreous gel that helps the eyeball keep its shape while allowing light to pass through to the retina; the retina is located on the eye’s back wall and contains nerve cells that perceive visual signals from light. Eye floaters and flashes are caused by changes in the vitreous gel that occur as we get older. Eye floaters occur when the vitreous gel thickens or shrinks due to aging, causing particles to form in the gel. These particles block the light passing through your eye , casting shadows on the retina.
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This surgical procedure is performed with an excimer laser to help patients, who are nearsighted, farsighted or those suffering from astigmatism. It reduces refractive errors and decreases their dependence on corrective eye wear, including glasses and contact lenses. A representative elaborating on Laser Vision Correction Lasik surgery stated, “Laser vision correction is a broad term used to describe a variety of laser procedures, including ASA (Advanced Surface Ablation) PRK, PresbyPRK, LASIK and PresbyLASIK. All laser vision correction procedures are performed with an excimer laser, which is used to reshape the cornea, thereby correcting visual imperfections. However, they all differ in their procedure methods.” The doctors handling Laser Vision Correction at this eye center are experts and take not more than 15 to 20 minutes to complete the whole procedure for both eyes, giving visible and permanent results within twenty four hours. This procedure has become quite popular as a solution for vision correction worldwide. All doctors doing Laser Vision Correction Surgery at the Braverman Eye Center are highly skilled and experienced.
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Dan Uggla to have eye surgery

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Christopher Starr, an associate professor of ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College. He explained on “CBS This Morning,” “Normally, we blink about 20 times per minute. It can drop to eight or 10 times a minute. And when you’re not blinking, the tears that are on your ocular surface just evaporate.
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Despite the low batting average, Uggla ranks second on the team with 21 homers, good for sixth in the National League, and third with 53 RBIs. He ranks fourth in the NL with 62 walks. Braves catcher Brian McCann has gone through similar vision problems. He had his first Lasik surgery in 2007 and had another procedure he called an “enhancement” in 2010. McCann also tried contacts before finally opting for the surgery.
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