Educational Video Resources

Happy CoupleWelcome to DAVIDSON EYE video education page.  You should be able to find a short informational video to answer your questions about different eye conditions and surgeries in the video links below.

 

 

CATARACT SURGERY

Cataracts

This video is a good intro to the basics of cataract surgery.  For more info, go to our cataract page.



REFRACTIVE SURGERY

LASIK

LASIK is a safe excimer laser procedure for the correction of farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism.  Its beneficial effects on vision usually last many years.  We specialize in helping you understand if this procedure might be helpful for you. See our LASIK page for more information.


PRK

LASIK

PRK is a close cousin to LASIK and is generally as effective as LASIK in correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness and Astigmatism.  It is less popular because the healing time can be a little longer, with a little more irritation and blur for the first few postoperative days.



Refractive Lens Exchange

A Refractive Lens Exchange is cataract surgery done before a visually impairing cataract develops.  This is a good procedure for taking care of farsightedness, nearsightedness and/or astigmatism in patients that are older than age 50.


EYELID SURGERY

Ptosis

At Davidson Eye we do this procedure in-office.  Call us if you are bothered by drooping, saggy eyelids.


Blepharoplasty

This is done in-office, frequently as a adjunct to ptosis repair.



GLAUCOMA

Glaucoma Types (Open-Angle)

Glaucoma Patient

This is the most common form of glaucoma, affecting millions of Americans.  It is particularly dangerous because it has no symptoms, typically, until it has become advanced and severe.


Glaucoma – LPI

An in-office laser procedure that’s necessary for those with closure or near-closure of the drainage mechanism of the eye.


Glaucoma: S.L.T. Surgery

This is an increasingly popular treatment for patients with various forms of open angle glaucoma.  It can be helpful in reducing medication burden for many patients.  It is a quick, pain-free, in-office procedure.



RETINA PROBLEMS

AMD – Dry

Most common form of macular degeneration.


AMD – Wet

The most quickly devastating form of the disease, needs to be diagnosed and treated quickly in order to avoid profound, permanent vision loss.


AMD – Prevention

Macular Degeneration

Floaters

Good information on a very common problem


Retinal Tear


A dangerous condition, usually characterized by the onset of visual flashes and floaters.  It needs to be treated promptly before it progresses to a retinal detachment.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy


Macular Pucker

Sometimes called epiretinal membrane, this is a common problem in the elderly.  Fortunately, it usually only causes mild to moderate visual impairment



MISCELLANEOUS

Dry Eye


Strabismus

This is a condition of misalignment of the eyes, usually leading to amblyopia (poor seeing eye) in children, double vision in adults.  There are good surgical solutions for most strabismus problems.  Some patients with strabismus benefit greatly from properly prescribed glasses.