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IDesign StudioTechnology

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IDesign studio technology The IDesign 2.0 Studio System from Johnson & Johnson is the latest FDA approved platform for vision correction. This technology utilizes a unique process to map the complete visual pathway, thus, delivering a procedure that is 100% personalized for our patient’s eye. A tailored vision correction treatment will provide unsurpassed clarity and… Read More


Top 5 reasons for blindness in the world

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Top 5 reasons for blindness in the world The World Health Organization, WHO, has estimated that there are 39 million people in the world who are blind. From this group of people, 80% of their visual impairment is either preventable or curable. It is unfortunate that there are so many blind people who are incapacitated… Read More


Cataracts

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Do you know what causes cataracts? The formation of cataracts is partly due to the aging process. If you live long enough, you will develop cataracts. The Beaver Dam Eye Institute concluded from their data that of patients older than 74 years of age, 38.8 % of men and 45.9% of women had developed significant… Read More


Diabetic Retinopathy

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Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes. This condition involves changes to the light-sensitive tissue called the retina. The changes are due to blood vessels bleeding or leaking fluid, thus distorting vision. How to get diagnosed If you have diabetes and you are noticing vision changes, you need… Read More


Glaucoma and Yoga

Girl with Glaucoma doing Yoga at the beach while the sun is setting

What to tell our patients at Katzen Eye Care     We are all trying to find new ways to have a healthier and less stressful life. One of the most common means for relaxation is practicing yoga. However, I do not recall too many patients asking us if they can do yoga. It is assumed… Read More


Spring

Introduction to the spring allergy season

Spring is upon us. Spring is a synonym of beautiful blooms, ducklings waddling by the lakes and warmer temperatures, and the infamous eye allergies. There are two kinds of allergies: Seasonal caused by pollen from the blooms, weeds, and grasses. And perennial which is found throughout the year and caused by dust, smoke, and animals…. Read More


When to call for an Eye Appointment

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We all struggle with the question of: Do I really need to make an eye appointment? Waiting for the next time you want a pair of glasses or contacts is not the correct way of taking care of your eyes. Here are a few tips to keep in mind of when you should definitely come… Read More


Eating Carrots is not enough for your eyes’ health

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We are all concerned about our vitamin intake. Do we know which vitamins are essential for the health of our eyes? Even though our eyes are very small organs, they need a series of vitamins and nutrients to function at their best capacity. Here are 9 key vitamins to maintain eye health: Vitamin A Vitamin… Read More


Advice for those with Cataracts

Older lady with cataracts wearing glasses

Cataracts are the clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. This clouding takes place at different paces. Some cataracts develop quite rapidly and others take their sweet time. When your daily activities start to be interrupted or become more difficult due to your vision impairment from the cataract…it is time to have cataract surgery…. Read More


The wonders of lasik

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Most of our patients who come to Katzen Eye Care and Laser Center tell us that they are tired of the hassle of glasses and contacts, hence, the reason why they want to have LASIK. At the patients’ one year follow up appointments we hear all sorts of stories about how their lives have changed… Read More


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