LASIK Myths and Facts Myth: LASIK is painful. Fact: During the 15 minute procedure your eyes are numbed with eye drops (no shots) so there is no pain. The only sensation is some brief pressure. Myth: You can go blind from LASIK. Fact: There have been more than 19 million procedures in the United [...]
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At CarlinVision, 2019 has been a year of tremendous growth! First, we added a new doctor and a new service to our practice. With the arrival of Dr. Dimple Modi, we treat retinal diseases in-house and no longer refer to outside practices. Saving patients time, money, the hassle of driving further, while being able [...]
Diabetic Retinopathy Review By Dr. Dimple Modi What is diabetic retinopathy? In diabetic retinopathy, the blood vessels of the retina become abnormal, which may cause problems with eyesight. Normally the blood vessels in the retina do not leak. In diabetic retinopathy, the retinal blood vessels develop tiny leaks. Another problem with the retinal [...]
What is a LipiFlow? By Dr. Bennett-Sims Did you know 86% of people with dry eyes have Meibomian Gland Disease or MGD? Meibomian gland disease is not dependent on age but rather inflammation which can occur at any age. Meibomian glands are oil glands found in the eyelids along the inside of your eyelashes. [...]
Are YOU Scared of Lasik? Many patients that come in to see me about LASIK often share their fear that the outcome will not meet their expectations. When considering a surgical procedure it is imporatnt to look at the facts. Having performed more than 8500 LASIK procedures, I understand that weighing the benefits versus [...]
Clogged Oil Glands Cause 86% of Dry Eye Disease Did you know clogged oil glands along your eyelashes are responsible for 86% of dry eye disease? Poor eyelid hygiene, bad nutrition, and activities that decrease your blink rate result in clogged meibomian glands. The technology era has contributed to the increase in dry eye [...]
By Dr. Richard Carlin As we reflect over the past year, we revel in our accomplishments, acknowledge and learn from our mistakes and look forward to the New Year. Obviously, on a global and national scale 2018 has been a year of turmoil, divisiveness and unrest. Chaos seems to be rampant, distrust and hatred [...]
By Dr. Melanie Bennett-Sims Dry Eye Disease is a condition which can present itself at any age. The public perception is that it happens as you get older and is normal. However, that is not true due to modern rituals such as fast food, increased electronic use, and fast pace life. We are seeing [...]
By: Dr. Michael R. Willman What Is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a common eye condition seen by the physicians at Carlin Vision. Glaucoma disease relates to high eye pressure that usually occurs with aging in approximately 3 million Americans. Blindness is less likely if the disease is diagnosed and treated early. However, as [...]