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The Fascinating History Behind the Intraocular Lens

In 1946, Dr. Harold Ridley of London, was removing a cataract from a patient. A medical student was observing. After surgery, the student asked Dr. Ridley: “You took out the cataract, but you did not replace it with anything. Why not?”. Dr. Ridley patiently explained that that was not the way things were done. But that got him thinking. He had cared for many injured RAF pilots during the war. It was not unusual for him to see a pilot with a fragment of a shattered cockpit inside the pilot’s eye. Surprisingly, this fragment was usually well-tolerated for lengthy periods. Why, he thought, could we not make an intraocular lens out of this plastic material and implant it at the time of surgery? The material was polymethyl methacrylate, which is also known as Plexiglas, Lucite and Perspex. Ridley’s early attempts were usually unsuccessful.

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Celebrating 1 Year in our New Office Serving our Patients

Fort Lauderdale Eye Institute, provider of world class Ophthalmology care would like to invite you to celebrate our first full year in our new office located in Plantation, Florida. This office was designed to provide a pleasant environment and state of the art examination rooms for our Ophthalmologists. Our new location allows us to continue our tradition of providing the best treatment for conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration in a conveniently located facility.

As we look forward to our next year, we would like to invite you to join our doctors and staff for this celebration which will take place on Wednesday, March 28, from 4:30 to 6:00PM at our office. We will have cake and beverages to complete the event. You will have the opportunity to meet our staff and Doctors and see our new facility […]

Common Eye Problems

The best course of action if you are experiencing eye problems is to have a checkup. Some eye problems are minor but some can lead to a permanent loss of vision if not detected early and treated. Common eye problems such as cataracts and glaucoma can be diagnosed through a comprehensive eye examination.

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Ophthalmologist Plantation FL

There are eight additional ophthalmologist in Plantation, FL as the Fort Lauderdale Eye Institute has completed their move into a new facility at 850 Pine Island Road. Fort Lauderdale Eye Institute is comprised of seven board-certified Ophthalmologists and a certified Optometrist specializing in retinal diseases, eye diseases and vision correction.

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Difference Between Near and Farsighted

Both are refractive conditions, meaning that they are problems related to how the light is focused as it enters the eye. Ideally, as light enters the eye, without any additional effort, the light would be perfectly focused onto the inside lining of the eye which detects the light, called the retina. The brain would then see a clear view of the world. This person would not need glasses for the distance.

Nearsighted means that with your natural uncorrected vision, you can see closer or “nearer” and further out gets blurry. Nearsightedness or myopia is a refractive defect of the eye lens in which the image is formed in front of the retina not on it. This defect can have people seeing closer objects clearly while distant ones are blurred.

Farsighted is simply the opposite. Farsightedness or hypermetropia or hyperopia is a […]

How does the Beach Affect My Eyes?

When you decide to go to the beach typically you gather a few things to bring with you:

• Sun screen for your skin
• Water to keep hydrated
• Food to keep your energy up.

Your eyes require just as much protection from the sun as your skin. The sun’s ultraviolet radiation can adversely affect your eyes and eyesight unless you wear protective lenses.

If you spend a lot of your time at the beach you may be at greater risk of eye damage. Here are some short term effects of being at the beach without protecting your eyes.

Exposing your eyes to an excessive amount of ultraviolet radiation over a short period of time causes photokeratitis, which is like sunburn of the eye. Your eyes may become red, teary and extremely sensitive. The effect is usually only temporary, causing no permanent harm to […]

8 Reasons to Consider Laser Vision Correction Surgery

Over the past couple of years laser vision correction surgery has become a popular choice due to the cost decreasing. Laser vision correction surgery is a relatively simple procedure and the vast majority of people have positive experiences.

1. No more eye glasses
Gone will be the days of having to remember to wear your eye glasses. Not to mention the routine checks and the cost of those glasses this could be thousands of dollars over time.

2. Fast Results
Whether you’re having Lasik, Advanced Surface Ablation, Conductive Keratoplasty or Clear Lens Extraction these procedures will have you back on your feet and ready to take on the world in no time.

3. Peripheral vision increased
Wearing glasses or even contact lenses can sometimes limit your Peripheral vision. Having vision correction surgery can help eliminate this issue.

4. Better night vision
Multiple laser vision correction surgeries aid […]