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7 Lies You’ve Been Told About Laser #Cataract Surgery

If you have cataracts and have been Googling cataract surgery options then you’ve seen advertisements for “laser cataract surgery.” It’s been touted as “safer”, “gentler”, and even “more precise”. Sounds pretty good. Why wouldn’t you want that?

Most everyone with cataracts is old enough to have gained some basic wisdom regarding advertising: “Don’t believe everything you’re told.” With regard to “laser cataract surgery” that wisdom could serve you quite well indeed...

Read more: http://about-eyes.com/7-lies-youve-been-told-about-laser-cataract-surgery/


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Basic wisdom regarding advertising: “Don’t believe everything you’re told.” With regard to “laser cataract surgery” that wisdom could serve you quite well
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Ultraviolet A (UV-A) light and risks of ‪#‎cataract‬

Your ophthalmologist might be able to tell whether you are primarily a car driver or a passenger just by looking in your eyes. How? Automobile side windows allow more ultraviolet light (UV-A) through than do the windshields. Automobile drivers, then, would be expected to be exposed to more damaging UV-A on the left side of their faces than would passengers (who would receive more exposure on their right side). Over time exposure to UV-A can lead to cataract formation as well as skin cancer. As such, those who spend a significant amount of time driving a car are more likely to develop a cataract in their left eye first.

http://archopht.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2522190
This study assesses the level of ultraviolet A light protection in the front windshields and side windows of automobiles.
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For our friends who are interested to learn more about the latest ‪#‎cataract‬ treatments and for those who want to see Dr. Richardson, you may catch him speak at the San Gabriel Valley Medical Center’s Community Health Education Talk this coming May 9, 2016.

There's no fee to attend this event. However, space is limited. So please call (626) 4573202 to RSVP.

For more information, please visit: http://david-richardson-md.com/a-clear-vision-whats-new-in…/
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Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery and Risk of Macular Swelling |

One of the most common causes of poor vision after ‪#‎cataract‬ surgery is swelling in the back of the eye. When the center of the retina (called the “macula”) becomes swollen this condition is called “macular edema”. Macular edema commonly limits central vision and can last for months. There are both eye drop and injectable treatments available but they do not always work. Rarely the swelling persists and permanent limitation of vision results...
All forms of energy can result in trauma to tissue which then releases pro-inflammatory chemicals such as prostaglandins. Thus, there’s no logical reason to believe that laser-assisted cataract surgery would produce less inflammation than would ultrasound-only cataract surgery.
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How Is  Femto Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS) Performed? What are the Touted Features of Femto Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS)
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Laser Cataract Surgery, Why You Don’t Want It | 
You’ve probably seen advertisements for or perhaps have been advised to have “laser cataract surgery.” It’s been touted as “better”, “more precise”, with the ability to provide greater range of vision after cataract surgery, and more. If you’ve got cataracts, why wouldn’t you want something like that? http://david-richardson-md.com/cataracts/laser-cataract-surgery-why-you-dont-want-it/ #cataract   #lasercataractsurgery  
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Cataract Surgery Lens Choices: Why I Prefer to Use the Staar nanoFLEX® Intraocular Lens #cataracts   #cataract  

During cataract surgery the natural lens of the eye is replaced with a clear synthetic lens. Learn about the four types of “intraocular lenses” (or “IOLs”)...

http://about-eyes.com/a-brief-introduction-to-intraocular-lenses/
A 6 - part blog series discussing why Dr. David Richardson prefers the Staar nanoFLEX® Intraocular Lens over crystalens IOL and other multifocal IOLs
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Here are 15 Recommended Oral Supplements for ‪#‎Glaucoma‬
Which ones are you taking?
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How Is  Femto Laser-Assisted #Cataract Surgery (FLACS) Performed? What are the Touted Features of Femto Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS)
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Laser Cataract Surgery, Why You Don’t Want It | 
You’ve probably seen advertisements for or perhaps have been advised to have “laser cataract surgery.” It’s been touted as “better”, “more precise”, with the ability to provide greater range of vision after cataract surgery, and more. If you’ve got cataracts, why wouldn’t you want something like that?
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Everyone is invited. Learn about cataracts, cataract surgery, laser cataract surgery and iols. See you this coming Friday at 11am at Crowell Public Library.
 
This coming Friday, JANUARY 8 at 11:00 a.m., Dr. David Richardson will explain what a cataract is, its symptoms and what surgical solutions are available at CROWELL PUBLIC LIBRARY in the Barth Community Room.  

Whether CATARACT surgery is in your future or someone you know, this FREE program will answer all your questions. Come see Dr. Richardson this Friday at Crowell Public Library!

More details here: https://ca-sanmarino.civicplus.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=194

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Ophthalmologist, Eye Surgeon in California. One of the Best Glaucoma, Canaloplasty & Cataract Surgeons. Serving San Marino, San Gabriel Valley and Nearby Communities
Introduction
David Richardson, M.D. is an Adjunct Assistant Professor Of Clinical Ophthalmology at Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California. He completed his undergraduate studies at University of Southern California, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Richardson earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School with scholarships from Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. He has authored a patient-centered book on Cataract, “So, You’ve Got A Cataract?” and has written many articles about glaucoma on his blog, New-Glaucoma-Treatments.com.


MEDICAL DIRECTOR, SAN MARINO EYE

Dr. Richardson is taking new patients at his office in San Marino, CA., and is always willing to provide a second opinion for those who would like the peace-of-mind that such a consultation would provide. Dr. Richardson has performed thousands of advanced cataract and glaucoma procedures with excellent results!.


CANALOPLASTY SURGEON

Dr. Richardson is among an elite group of glaucoma surgeons providing the highly specialized canaloplasty procedure. Patients from around the world travel to the US to have canaloplasty with Dr. Richardson. Not only that, Dr. Richardson also teaches other ophthalmologists, here and abroad, to perform canaloplasty.

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