Would you like to decrease your dependency on glasses or contact lenses? This is now an option with the use of premium lifestyle lens implants. Individuals suffering from cataracts previously had only a monofocal lens implant option after surgery. NEW multifocal IOL technology provides multiple ranges of vision: near, intermediate and far, giving you the opportunity to reduce or even eliminate your dependency on glasses!
Did you know there is now advanced testing available for diagnosing macular degeneration? Macular Risk® is a DNA test that identifies genetic markers associated with Macular Degeneration. By analyzing these genetic markers along with smoking history, we can identify who needs more frequent eye examinations and who may benefit from eye vitamins.
Are you seeking clear vision without the hassles of glasses or contact lenses? There are many vision correction options available at Kaufman Eye Institute. Take our Vision Correction Self Test to learn what options are best for you!
The physicians and staff at the Kaufman Eye Institute take great pride in helping less fortunate countries receive the eye care that is much needed. Click here to learn about our most recent medical mission.
Being in a southern climate with a large amount of sunlight, one if the most common eyelid cancers, is basal cell carcinoma (skin cancer). Basal cell carcinoma is a lesion that normally occurs on the sun exposed areas of the eyelids. The treatment is surgical excision of the cancer. This is accomplished in the operating room using a local anesthetic and with the help of a pathologist who examines the eyelid with the cancer under a microscope. The pathologist makes certain microscopically that the entire cancer is excised. After the eyelid tumor is removed, reconstructive surgery must be performed to repair the defect that remains. Small lesions may require just a few stitches to close the defect. However, the defect created by the removal of large malignant tumors maybe reconstructed with the aid of skin flaps or skin grafts. The goal of the surgery is to remove all of the cancer and to reconstruct the defect to make it look as cosmetically normal as possible.