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Insightful Answers about iLASIK and PRK Surgery

Insightful Answers about iLASIK and PRK Surgery

INSIGHTFUL ANSWERS What is the difference between iLASIK vs PRK? The biggest difference between iLASIK and PRK is iLASIK involves the creation of a thin-flap within the cornea. iLASIK we create a thin flap that is folded back, the laser reshapes the eye and the flap is then replaced andthe eye begins to heal. PRKRead More


The Eye Institute iLASIK Advantage

The Eye Institute Advantage AT THE BLACK HILLS REGIONAL EYE INSTITUTE CORNEAL THICKNESS AND SHAPE ASSESSMENT Multiple corneal measurements need to be performed including multiple thickness measurements. We incorporate the Oculus Pentacam HR for the critical step of determining if you are a candidate and which procedure best suits your eyes. DRY EYE EVALUATION YourRead More


Near Vision After 40

Near Vision After 40

Refractive Surgery and Near Vision after age 40. For those patients under age 40, correcting both eyes for best possible distance vision generally results in excellent vision at all distances. However, as we go through our 40’s, we lose the ability to focus at near. This loss of focusing ability is called presbyopia. Presbyopia isRead More


Cataract Awareness Month Lets talk about risk factors for developing cataracts and types of cataracts

Cataract Awareness Month Lets talk about risk factors for developing cataracts and types of cataracts

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Cataract Awareness Month

Cataract Awareness Month

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4 Reasons We’re All Afraid of Eye Surgery

4 Reasons We’re All Afraid of Eye Surgery

The fear is real and has stopped many people from undergoing simple, commonly performed procedures that offer tremendous benefits. Know you’re not alone, many are afraid of having surgery on their eyes. Here are some of the most common fears about eye surgery: 1. Fear of the unknown The fear of the unknown can takeRead More


Picking the Right Doctor to Perform iLASIK

Picking the Right Doctor to Perform iLASIK

One of the very first things you need to do when searching for a local iLASIK doctor is check for the experience. Find out how many iLASIK surgeries this doctor has performed, how long he or she has specialized in this type of refractive eye procedure and also learn what their success rate has been.Read More


Glaucoma Awareness

Glaucoma Awareness

What is Glaucoma Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions in which increased fluid pressure inside the eye causes irreversible damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve is responsible for carrying visual information from the eye to the brain. If left untreated, it will eventually lead to blindness. There are several different typesRead More


November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

The disease can lead to a group of eye problems people with Diabetes may face as a complication to the disease, including Diabetic Retinopathy, Cataracts, and Glaucoma. Because Diabetic eye disease often has no early symptoms it is important to have a comprehensive dilated eye examination at least once a year. You can also takeRead More


Do you know the difference of the two main types of eye doctors: ophthalmologists and optometrists.

Do you know the difference of the two main types of eye doctors: ophthalmologists and optometrists.

The Eye Institute has ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians. We offer comprehensive Eye Care! Ophthalmologist(MD) Total Eye Care These doctors went to medical school. After that, they had a 1-year internship and a residency of 3 or more years. They offer complete eye care services: Medical eye care — for conditions like glaucoma, iritis, and chemicalRead More


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