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What Are the Benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery?

At some point in their lifetime, virtually everyone will be affected by cataracts. If left unmanaged, this condition can gradually worsen, eventually leading to functional blindness in certain individuals. Fortunately, cataract surgery treatment options have advanced tremendously over the years—so much so that almost anyone experiencing vision loss and/or poor eyesight due to cataracts is…

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What Are the Types of Glaucoma?

Not every case of glaucoma is the same. While there are many variations of this common eye condition, the disease is typically classified in two major categories: Open angle glaucoma: Also known as chronic glaucoma, this form of glaucoma is characterized by a buildup of fluid in the eye due to a blockage of the…

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Who Is at Risk of Developing Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is usually symptom free and that makes routine testing necessary to diagnose the disease early before serious vision loss occurs. Although glaucoma is a relatively common ocular disease that can affect anyone, certain individuals are at higher risk for developing the condition than others. There are some shared factors among people with glaucoma. For…

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How Is Glaucoma Treated?

Glaucoma is a relatively common eye condition that can ultimately lead to partial or full vision loss without prompt and proper treatment. As a result, receiving routine glaucoma tests can be vital for identifying initial symptoms and getting help as soon as possible. While there is no known cure for glaucoma, there are several effective…

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Baltimore Eye Surgeon Answers Frequently Asked Questions about LASIK Surgery

Jay C. Grochmal, MD address several common inquiries regarding LASIK surgery. Baltimore, MD — Thanks to numerous technological advances and the proven efficacy of treatment, LASIK surgery remains one of the most popular vision correction procedures performed nationwide each year, states Dr. Jay C. Grochmal, an ophthalmologist in Baltimore. This trend also proves to be…

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Is It Okay to Undergo LASIK While Pregnant?

For a number of reasons, it is not typically advisable for women to undergo LASIK surgery while pregnant. From an accuracy standpoint, the hormonal fluctuations that often accompany pregnancy can sometimes affect vision, ultimately making LASIK results significantly less predictable and necessitating an enhancement in the future. Furthermore, these same hormonal changes can have an…

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Do I Have to Remain Awake During LASIK Surgery?

Using advanced corneal mapping and state-of-the-art laser technology, LASIK surgery generally takes only a few minutes to complete for each eye. Due to this short time frame – in addition to potential risks associated with being “put to sleep” for any type of operation, and the patient’s cooperation being necessary for fixation – general anesthesia…

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How Long Does LASIK Last?

For the majority of patients, the vision enhancement achieved with LASIK surgery is permanent, particularly when the procedure is performed by a skilled and experienced ophthalmologist​ using advanced laser technology. That said, a small percentage of individuals may notice some degree of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism returning years after their procedure, similar to the way…

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Does LASIK Surgery Hurt?

Are you considering LASIK surgery, but fear the procedure might be painful? Don’t worry! At Grochmal Eye Center, D​r. Jay C. Grochmal​ and our team do everything in our power to help minimize (or even eliminate) any potential discomfort for our patients, and the vast majority of individuals report that they experienced little to no…

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Can LASIK Provide Better Vision than Glasses or Contacts?

This is a question our team hears frequently from men and women who are interested in ditching their contacts and/or glasses for LASIK surgery. While the results of this advanced refractive procedure will vary from patient to patient, the majority of individuals who undergo LASIK report that their vision is about the same – if…

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