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What Are the Benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery? Nov 18th, 2016

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...

What Are the Types of Glaucoma? Sep 16th, 2016

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...

Who Is at Risk of Developing Glaucoma? Jul 26th, 2016

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...

How Is Glaucoma Treated? Jul 19th, 2016

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,...

Baltimore Eye Surgeon Answers Frequently Asked Questions about LASIK Surgery Mar 14th, 2016

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...

Is It Okay to Undergo LASIK While Pregnant? Mar 7th, 2016

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...

Do I Have to Remain Awake During LASIK Surgery? Feb 8th, 2016

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...

How Long Does LASIK Last? Jan 12th, 2016

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,...

Does LASIK Surgery Hurt? Jan 5th, 2016

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...

Can LASIK Provide Better Vision than Glasses or Contacts? Dec 29th, 2015

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...

Baltimore Eye Doctor Discusses LASIK Laser Vision Correction May 20th, 2015

“Am I too old to have LASIK?” “Will I have 20/20 Vision?” Dr. Jay C. Grochmal talks about some of the most common questions regarding LASIK surgery. Baltimore – Dr. Jay C. Grochmal, a Baltimore Ophthalmologist, has performed thousands of LASIK procedures. The laser vision correction treatment is one of the most...

Frequently Asked Questions about LASIK May 15th, 2015

LASIK is one of the most popular vision care procedures in the nation, and it’s certainly a very commonly performed treatment here at Grochmal Eye Center. Dr. Jay C. Grochmal has performed thousands of LASIK and laser vision correction procedures, and knows first-hand how effective this treatment can be for patients...

Baltimore Ophthalmology Practice Welcomes New Optometrist Dec 9th, 2014

Dr. Lindsey Schaale is the newest addition to Grochmal Eye Center. Baltimore, MD – Grochmal Eye Center is announcing the addition of optometrist Lindsey P. Schaale, OD to its eye care and optical center. Dr. Schaale will be conducting comprehensive eye exams and contact lens fittings, in addition to diagnosing complex ocular diseases such as glaucoma,...

Grochmal Eye Center Welcomes Dr. Schaale to Our Team Nov 25th, 2014

Our team at Grochmal Eye Center would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Lindsey Schaale. As our new optometrist, Dr. Schaale will be performing a variety of eye and vision care services, including routine eye exams and contact lens fittings. She will also use her considerable expertise and skills to diagnose...

Baltimore Ophthalmologist Takes Personal Approach To LASIK Procedures Sep 9th, 2013

Dr. Jay C. Grochmal personally performs each aspect of his LASIK procedures from consultation to postoperative care to avoid unnecessary errors and reduce risks. Baltimore, MD – LASIK surgeon Jay C. Grochmal, MD strives to serve his patients with compassionate care and a personal touch. At Grochmal Eye Center, he personally performs all...

Baltimore Ophthalmologist Provides Premium IOLs That Reduce Or Eliminate Cataract Patients’ Dependen Jul 9th, 2013

For cataract patients, Dr. Jay C. Grochmal offers a variety of Intraocular Lenses (IOLs) that can help patients attain clear vision after surgery without heavy reliance on corrective eyewear. Baltimore, MD – Dr. Jay C. Grochmal, a Baltimore ophthalmologist, provides comprehensive eye care at his private practice, with procedures including LASIK, glaucoma...

Baltimore Ophthalmologist Addresses the Importance of Routine Eye Exams Apr 23rd, 2013

At Grochmal Eye Center, ophthalmologist Dr. Jay C. Grochmal encourages patients to attend eye exams on a regular basis for the prevention and early detection of eye diseases. Baltimore, MD – Dr. Jay C. Grochmal, an ophthalmologist in Baltimore, advises his patients at Grochmal Eye Center to schedule a regular eye exam...

Baltimore Eye Surgeon Now Performing Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Jul 19th, 2012

Baltimore, MD – According to the Administration on Aging (AOA), persons 65 and older represented nearly 13% of the U.S. population in 2009, and are expected to represent 19% by 2030. The Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that the number of older Americans in the workforce is growing as well....

Baltimore Laser Eye Surgeon Discusses the Future of Advanced Cataract Surgery Apr 4th, 2012

Baltimore, MD — According to the latest statistics from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), cataracts affect nearly 22 million Americans age 40 and older. However, Dr. Jay C. Grochmal, a LASIK and cataract surgeon in Baltimore, says with the recent advancements in cataract surgery, patients do not have to let...

Baltimore LASIK Surgery Practice Hosts Valentine’s Day Special Offer for BOTOX ® Cosmetic Feb 2nd, 2012

Dr. Jay C. Grochmal, a LASIK surgeon in Baltimore, has announced his practice will be hosting a special offer on BOTOX ® Cosmetic to provide patients with a rejuvenated appearance and improved self-confidence at a discounted rate. The offer will run until Valentine’s Day and will give patients the chance to...

Change are Coming to Your Health Savings Accounts Dec 16th, 2011

It’s the season of open enrollment for health insurance plans, and if you have an HSA (Health Spending Account – sometimes called a Health Reimbursement or Flex Spending Account), it’s time to max it out! Tax laws have changed, and this coming year, 2012, is the last year that you...

Baltimore Eye Surgeon Discusses Revival in Popularity of PRK Surgery Dec 14th, 2011

According to a recent study by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 800,000 refractive surgical procedures were performed in 2010. A similar study reports that among people age 40 and older, more than 3.6 million are visually impaired (defined as 20/40 or worse vision in the better eye even with eyeglasses)....

Grochmal Eye Center in the News with New Technology Jul 6th, 2011

The Grochmal Eye Center is a Baltimore LASIK surgery practice, offering complete and comprehensive eyecare for the entire family. Dr. Jay C. Grochmal is announcing the addition of the Cirrus™ HD-OCT by Zeiss, which he says helps him visualize and analyze the status and health of the retina. In particular, the Cirrus™...

BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers Jan 17th, 2011

Dr. Grochmal has again expanded his services for his patients, now, to include BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers to help soften the fine lines of maturing. He has chosen BOTOX® Cosmetic because of its proven track record and outstanding results. Where BOTOX® Cosmetic is not effective, one will have the option...

Implantable Contact Lenses Certification Dec 29th, 2010

Dr. Grochmal recently attended a conference to expand his services to increase his refractive surgery options for his patients in Baltimore. Implantable contact lenses (ICL’s) are a great alternative for patients who are not qualified for LASIK or are borderline. Often times, the glasses’ prescription is outside the range for safe and...

Baltimore Laser Eye Surgeon Dr. Grochmal Launches New Website Oct 20th, 2010

Dr. Jay C. Grochmal, a laser eye surgeon in Baltimore, is launching an innovative website to enhance his ability to help his vision correction patients. In collaboration with Rosemont Media™, a medical website design firm in San Diego, CA, Dr. Grochmal’s new website is a comprehensive resource of information showcasing the...

Welcome to Our Blog Jul 20th, 2010

Hello and welcome to the blog for Grochmal Eye Center! We’ve created this resource to assist our patients who are considering vision correction. Our goal is to provide you with information about the latest technology and procedures in vision care. Our blog will also serve as a forum for patients...