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What Is Glaucoma?

What Is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye condition that can be caused by increased pressure from the fluid inside the eye. This pressure can cause damage to the optic nerve. In a healthy eye, this fluid flows out of the eye through a mesh-like path. If this path is blocked, or does not allow good… Read More

A Kaleidoscope of Information on Ocular Migraines

Visual disturbances with migraine headaches are quite common. Auras that precede or occur at the same time as migraine headaches can include visual symptoms that include flashes of light, blind or shimmering spots, kaleidoscope or zigzag patterns in your field of vision. However, some people experience these visual disturbances without the pain of a migraine… Read More

Trouble Driving at Night?

Why is night driving so difficult for so many people? One obvious answer is darkness. Since your ability to perceive and judge distance is severely impaired at night – the human eye requires light to see – night driving can be quite challenging. An estimated 90 % of all driver decisions are made based on… Read More

Allergies vs. Dry Eyes – Which Drops Treat What?

If your eyes are red and irritated it can be a little overwhelming at the pharmacy trying to determine which of the many over the counter eyedrops available are right for you. Dry eyes and eye allergies are common conditions that are sometimes mistaken for one another. This is largely due to similarity in symptoms,… Read More

Are Your Eyes More Tired Than Terrific?

Ptosis refers to drooping of an upper eyelid of one or both eyes. The droop may be barely noticeable, or the lid can descend over the entire pupil. Often patients choose to correct ptosis for cosmetic reasons, however in most cases, the drooping upper eyelid results in a reduction in the field of vision. Sometimes… Read More

Systemic Diseases and Your Eyes

Systemic diseases are disease that involve many organs or the whole body. Many of these diseases also affect the eyes. In fact, an eye exam sometimes leads to the first diagnosis of a systemic disease. Being that the eye is composed of many different types of tissue, this makes the eye susceptible to many varieties… Read More

All-Laser LASIK

With the Intralase laser, Dr.Shanbom, is able to make a smaller and more precise incision into the cornea than available in standard LASIK. This advanced technology puts unprecedented control in the surgeon’s hands, and even allows him to customize the corneal flap for every individual patient. This advanced form of LASIK eye surgery uses two… Read More

Senior Vision and Driving

By 2030 it is anticipated that one in four drivers will be age 65 or older. Because people now in their 50s and older will likely maintain active lifestyles during the next few decades, that means a record number of senior drivers will be on roadways in the years ahead. Many older adults report that… Read More

Get Your Best Vision by Far (and Near)!

In recent years there has been an explosion in lens implant technology which allows the doctor to select a lens customized to each individual’s lifestyle, hobbies, and visual demands so that excellent vision without glasses is achievable for all visual tasks; distance, intermediate, and near. Dr. Shanbom is one of the premier eye surgeons in… Read More

What’s new in cataract surgery

LASER CATARACT SURGERY Laser cataract surgery offers an extra layer of precision and safety over traditional cataract surgery. The laser pre-softens the lens which allows for quicker removal using less energy. The laser also makes the incisions in the cornea, instead of manually, to correct astigmatism. ORA ORA stands for intraoperative abberometry. This device is…… Read More