Abrams Eye Institute Patient Success Story with KAMRA

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Jay’s Story

Jay Silverman is a patient of Dr. Jack Abrams at Abrams Eye Institute. A few months ago, Jay had the KAMRA Inlay surgically inserted into his left eye. Jay is extremely happy with the outcome. He has both near and far vision and can resume his favorite activities.

“I am able to read my books and read my text messages with no difficulty,” says Silverman. “I was unable to do that prior to KAMRA Inlay surgery. I am so grateful to Dr. Abrams.”

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Dr. Jack Abrams helps patient's vision improve with KAMRA inlay

Dr. Jack Abrams helps patient’s vision improve with KAMRA inlay

 

 

 

 

Correct Reading Vision With KAMRA Inlay


Here is more information if you are considering KAMRA inlay for correcting your reading vision. The procedure is for patients aged 46-60 who are too busy to fuss with reading glasses. With KAMRA Inlay performed on your non-dominant eye, you’ll enjoy the following benefits:

  • A long-lasting correction of your reading vision
  • Preservation of distant vision
  • Increased vision depth
  • The ability to later undergo LASIK or cataract procedures
  • A completely reversible procedure

The Inlay works by allowing light to transfer from the front to the back of the eye while oxygen flows through the Inlay’s microscopic openings. This provides the ability to focus at near to help give you reading correction.

The KAMRA inlay procedure is not suitable for all patients. A helpful tool to see if you can be helped by KAMRA Inlay can be in a link to its manufacturer’s website that offers candidates the change to take what’s called the Frustration Index. The Frustration Index offers simple tests to show how your ability to read may improve after the procedure.

It is also important to remember that it can take 3 to 6 months to see the full benefit. Please call our office to learn more about the procedure 702-304-9494.

GLASSES FOR CLASSES Free Eye Exam and Free Glasses for Kids in Need

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Better Vision Means A Brighter Future

Dr. Abrams Hosts a Free Clinic for Kids in Need

Just in time for back to school Dr. Jack Abrams hosted a free eye clinic for kids in Clark County.  The first ever Glasses for Classes event drew many students ranging in ages from 6 to almost 16. Dr. Abrams donated his time and gave a free exam to every child.  Abrams Eye Institute also donated frames and lenses for the kids who needed glasses.

According to the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology, 25% of kids need glasses. But many either don’t realize they have a problem or the cost is out of reach.

Glasses for Classes is part of the Abrams Eye Institute Giving Back Program. Dr. Abrams also donates free surgeries at patient education seminars.

Dr. jack Abrams held a free eye clinic for kids in time for back to school.

Dr. jack Abrams held a free eye clinic for kids in time for back to school.

Dr. Abrams donated free eye exams and glasses to a family of four sisters

Dr. Abrams donated free eye exams and glasses to a family of four sisters

Dr. Abrams checks the vision of Isiah. a 5th grade student.

Dr. Abrams checks the vision of Isiah. a 5th grade student.

PRK Surgery Success at Abrams Eye Institute

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This patient of Dr. Jack Abrams had PRK Surgery at Abrams Eye Institute. PRK is a great option for people who are not candidates for LASIK.

“My husband had his PRK done with Dr. Abrams back in March. My husband recovered very well post surgery (especially since he was always on top of his drops and taking care of his “new” eyes to the best of his ability). My husband’s quality of life has improved drastically and we are so thankful to Dr. Abrams and his team! I believe that going with Dr. Abrams for this life changing decision was the smartest thing we could do, so much so that I decided to get PRK done myself with Dr. Abrams a month ago.”

PRK, or photorefractive keratectomy is similar to LASIK because the same type of excimer laser is employed. However, rather than creating a corneal flap, the laser gently reshapes the cornea through surface application. When LASIK surgery was invented, this therapy fell into disuse, in part because of the shorter healing time required for LASIK. PRK is a precursor technique to LASIK, and while healing may require several additional days, the therapeutic effects are identical. Hence, it is still highly effective, and may provide the ideal option for patients who cannot undergo LASIK surgery.

Dr. Jack Abrams and the team are dedicated to the Las Vegas valley community.

Sedation During Eye Surgery

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Q and A with Abrams Eye Institute

We often get questions from patients about the experience of having eye surgery. This question comes from Robert.

Question:

I was told I need cataract surgery in both eyes. Something about eye surgery creeps me out. How was the process? Are you totally awake? Made groggy? Any feeling or pain? Robert

Answer:

Hi Robert,

Patients having any type of laser eye surgery are given Xanax to calm their nerves.

For cataract surgery, patients are not put to sleep because they need to fixate on a light during the surgery. Instead, they are given IV sedation, Versed, to help them feel calm and relaxed. The anesthesiologist will ask the patient a few questions prior to the procedure to see what amount of medication to use. He or she is always present and monitoring the patient during the surgery. Therefore, if the patient is still feeling anxious more medication can be used under the supervision of the anesthesiologist.

There will be no pain or discomfort because in addition to the IV, we use local anesthetic eye drops.

The surgery itself takes less than ten minutes but the patient will be in the surgery center for about 4 hours for prep before the eye surgery and monitoring after the surgery.

Hope this information helps! If you have any more questions, feel free to call the office at 702-304-9494.

Jack Abrams, M.D.

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Recovery From LASIK Eye Surgery Varies From Person To Person

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No two people share the same fingerprints, and the same can be said of a person’s eyes. These differences make us all unique, but they also make it difficult to predict exactly how long an individual’s eyes will take to heal after LASIK surgery. The quick and painless nature of LASIK surgery sometimes distracts us from the fact that it’s still a surgical procedure, and it takes some time for the eyes to make a full recovery. While most patients report significant improvement within a few days to a week, it can take up to six months for the healing process to become complete. That said, there are some basic guidelines every patient should follow in order to help the process along.

In the days following LASIK surgery, many patients report blurry vision, watery eyes, increased sensitivity to light, and general discomfort. While these symptoms will improve relatively quickly, it’s important to resist the temptation to rub your eyes in the meantime. Mild pain relievers can ease the irritation; be sure to ask your doctor about getting a prescription to help you through the initial recovery period.

You may also want to avoid certain cosmetic products for a few weeks, as well as certain sports; non-contact sports can usually be resumed within a few days, but harder-hitting activities may have to wait several weeks. Everything from football to relaxing in a hot tub needs to be taken into consideration, so let your doctor know about any relevant hobbies before your surgery.

LASIK surgery isn’t for everyone, but as it becomes safer, more affordable, and more effective, an increasing number of people are finding it to be the best option for them. The most important step is to find a doctor who’s willing to be honest and straightforward with you; it takes thorough evaluation and a lot of careful consideration to make sure someone is eligible for LASIK, and it’s crucial that you be able to trust your doctor to be upfront about your overall health and the severity of your condition.

If you’d like to discuss LASIK surgery further call our offices and schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified ophthalmologists.

Improve All Fields of Vision with the CrystaLens Implant Procedure

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One of the most common things that goes wrong with people’s eyes when they grow older is developing cataracts. When you have cataracts, your vision starts to become blurry and you do not see very well at night. You may start finding it difficult to do detailed work, such as threading a needle or working on the computer. Another common sign of cataract development is seeing a halo around lights, such as when you look at your digital clock at night, etc. The good news is that ophthalmologists in Las Vegas offer cataract surgery so that you are able to see clearly again. One of the latest technologies for cataracts is CrystaLens.

CrystaLens is a viable option for anyone who has cataracts today. Your eye doctor can help restore your eyesight using today’s advancements in eyesight restoration services for the elderly. Your ophthalmologist can place this type of lens implant so the optic nerve can function normally again. The CrystaLens is an intraocular lens. It is also the first of its kind approved of by the FDA. More patients who undergo cataract surgery with a CrystaLens implant can see better than patients who have the standard cataract surgery done. In fact, 88% of the patients who undergo this type of cataract surgery are still reporting improved vision even after 8 years.

Call our clinic and set up a consultation with one of our ophthalmologists to find out more about CrystaLens.

You Have Options When It Comes to Cataract Surgery

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When a yellowish brown substance collects in the eye lens and steadily becomes opaque, reducing light into the eye (cataracts) it can lead to blurriness, sharp glares, reduced vision, even blindness. It’s not just aging; exposure to sunlight or radiation, smoking or alcohol use can lead to cataracts, but more often in women, African and Hispanic Americans, or those with a family history of it. Fortunately, cataract sufferers have many options when visiting their local ophthalmologist.

Phacoemulsification is a common treatment in Las Vegas and other cities. In this surgery, a needle will cut the membrane of the lens (phaco). It emits small ultrasounds to break apart by emulsification (making liquids mix that usually don’t) and pull out the problem liquid. After cataract surgery, an intraocular (IOL) lens will need to be inserted. It can be monofocal, for either reading or distance vision, or multifocal, which can handle both, but may cause increased glare or decreased contrast. An FDA-approved Crystalens closely follows the natural eye design; it reduces the downsides of monofocal or multifocal alternatives. A toric lens may be needed if one eye has a astigmatism. Recently, a type of laser surgery called LenSx uses the SMART Cataract Surgery technique and differs from Las Vegas Phacoemulsification. It uses Optiwave Refractive Analysis to reduce the margin of error.

After surgery, the lens’ back membrane can become cloudy — YAG Laser Capsulotomy is a quick outpatient laser process to restore the membrane. Likewise, it is not uncommon for patients to develop droopy eyelids after surgery and Blepharoplasty, or eye plastic surgery, can correct it.

Myopia or an astigmatism usually treated through LASIK surgery that reshapes the cornea can lead to cataracts so before any of these become necessary; consult your Las Vegas ophthalmologist on how often you might need to have your eyes tested.

LenSx Laser Surgery Is The Latest Way To Remove Cataracts

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LenSx laser treatments for cataracts in Las Vegas provide a new and revolutionary procedure for cataract removal. In fact, Dr. Jack Abrams was the first ophthalmologist to offer LenSx laser cataract treatment in Las Vegas. Patients undergoing this procedure should feel safe as this procedure is FDA, does not require the use of a blade, and will have up to ten times more precision as a result.

WHAT CATARACTS DO TO YOUR EYES

Cataracts can begin as a result of aging, a congenital defect, or because of an eye injury. The eye acts much like a camera, where light passes through the aqueous humor and then to the lens where it is deciphered by the brain as an image. Unfortunately, for those who have cataracts there is a protein build-up on the outside of the lens. This build-up can cause cells to compact together, and once this occurs a cataract is formed which causes the lens to become cloudy and blocks vision.

PROCESS

To being your LenSx procedure your ophthalmologist receives a large, personalized 3-D image of your eye which will aid them with the most challenging aspects of the process, including anterior capsulotomy, fragmentation of the lens, and all incisions. Your ophthalmologist will use laser cataract surgery to then cut a precise incision in the lens of the eye before removal of the cataract is performed.

CONCLUSION

Please call our offices today to set up a consultation on this new, revolutionary, cataract-removing procedure. We can provide you with the utmost in care for your eyes and can restore your vision with this fantastic new technology!

Treat Cataracts and Improve Blurred Vision with Multifocal Lenses

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If you have been diagnosed as having cataracts, you will have to have the cataract removed. There is no other treatment for cataracts other than surgery. The surgical procedure is to remove the lens from your eye. It is your natural eye lens that has become blurred by the spreading of the cataract. Once your eye lens is removed, your eye needs to be covered by an artificial lens.

The usual artificial lens allows your eye to have the vision that it would normally have without the cataract clouding your vision. In other words, if you wore glasses before the cataract, you will need to wear glasses again after the cataract surgery. The multifocal lenses for cataracts makes it possible for your ophthalmologist to correct your vision. That means that you might not need to wear glasses after your cataract surgery since the multifocal lens implant used is your prescription eyeglasses, much like wearing a contact lens only more permanent, since it has replaced your necessary eye lens.

The decision to use multifocal lenses following cataract surgery depends on the decision you and your ophthalmologist make. Much of the decision depends on the vision of the eye being operated on before the cataract, and on the vision of the opposing eye if both eyes are not afflicted by cataracts. If one eye is not being operated on, the vision correction might require the need of glasses regardless of the type of lens used on the corrected eye following surgery for cataracts.

Feel free to contact our office to set up a consultation with a board-certified, Las Vegas ophthalmologist. They can help you make an informed decision about the best way to improve your vision.