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Do You Need a Prescription for Pink Eye?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on March 18, 2021

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation or swelling of the conjunctiva, which is the thin transparent layer of tissue that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and covers the white part of the eye. Often called pink eye, conjunctivitis is a common eye condition, especially in children. People with conjunctivitis may experience the following symptoms: A…

What Causes Cataracts?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on March 10, 2021

A cataract is a common condition in which a normally clear eye lens becomes cloudy, causing blurry vision similar to looking through a foggy window. A cataract occurs when there is a buildup of proteins in the lens, creating protein clumps. These clumps or deposits prevent light from passing clearly through the lens, thus disrupting…

Tips for Healthy Eyes

Submitted by Josh Talkington on March 4, 2021

Your eyes are an important part of your health. There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. The following simple tips can help you keep your eyes healthy and your vision as clear as possible for many years to come: Get routine eye exams…

How Long Does it Take to Heal from LASIK?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on February 18, 2021

As soon as your LASIK surgery is complete, your eyes will have already begun the healing process. The initial healing period after LASIK occurs rather quickly. Long-term LASIK healing can last from several weeks to several months. It’s normal to experience some fluctuations in your vision and other side effects during your LASIK healing time….

How Much is LASIK?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on February 4, 2021

The cost of LASIK eye surgery varies drastically across the country. Several factors influence the LASIK cost, but the average price most people pay is about $2,000 per eye.  The price you’ll pay for your LASIK depends on several factors, including: The type of laser technology you choose The type of surgical instrument used to…

LASIK Surgery Risks

Submitted by Josh Talkington on January 18, 2021

Most LASIK patients are highly satisfied with the results of their refractive surgery. However, like any other medical procedure, there are certain risks to be considered. Before undergoing a refractive procedure like LASIK, you should carefully weigh the risks and benefits. Potential LASIK surgery risks include: Loss of Visual Acuity: Visual acuity is the sharpness…

Options to LASIK

Submitted by Josh Talkington on January 4, 2021

Although LASIK has greatly improved the vision of tens of thousands of patients, it’s not the best option for everyone. There are several options to LASIK to consider if you are interested in vision correction and are not a good candidate for the LASIK procedure. Because Dr. Clavenna in Birmingham is committed to providing the…

Advancements in LASIK

Submitted by Josh Talkington on December 18, 2020

In general, medical procedures evolve and improve over time. This is especially true with LASIK eye surgery. The latest LASIK technology hardly resembles the original procedure first introduced decades ago.  LASIK Then Although LASIK eye surgery formally began being performed in the 1990s, its roots date back to the 1960s. During the early days of…

Who is Not Suitable for Laser Eye Surgery?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on December 4, 2020

Not everyone is a good candidate for laser eye surgery. There are several reasons why laser eye surgery may not be a good choice of vision correction for some patients. Below is some information about who is not suitable for laser eye surgery: Those who are younger than 18 years old. Laser eye surgery results…

Traditional vs. Laser Cataract Surgery

Submitted by Josh Talkington on November 18, 2020

If the lens inside your eye has become cloudy, you may want to consider cataract surgery. During cataract surgery in Birmingham, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens (called an intraocular lens, or IOL) to restore clear vision. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and does not require…