Glaucoma FAQ’s

Glaucoma FAQs | Mandel Vision Blog Post

What is glaucoma? There are 2 kinds of glaucoma:  Narrow angle (or angle-closure) glaucoma and open angle glaucoma.  In narrow angle glaucoma, which is the less common form, there can be acute symptoms such as severe eye pain, decreased vision and redness.  This form of glaucoma needs immediate attention.  If you have been told that you are predisposed to this form of glaucoma, you should read all medication packaging carefully (including those that are over the counter).  Some medications can …
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Convergence Insufficiency

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  Convergence Insufficiency (C.I.) is a frequently missed diagnosis, and is one of the most common causes of eyestrain and eye fatigue after prolonged reading and computer work.*  In fact, about 1 out of every 20 people (5%) have convergence insufficiency. [i]  The term convergence insufficiency means that your eyes do not fully turn inward, as they are supposed to, when you are focusing on near objects.  Here at Mandel Vision, Dr. Mandel treats a lot of adult patients with this …
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“The PRK Experience” Video Blog Series ~ Blog #3

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The Final Evaluation The reason this blog is titled “The Final Evaluation” instead of “The Follow-Up Evaluation” is that Nori was evaluated several times in between her initial evaluation and her final evaluation.  However, each time, Nori was told she still was not accepted as a candidate.  She was instead told to continue to leave her contact lenses out 100% and return at 1 month intervals.   Finally, a full 10 months after her initial evaluation, Nori received the news she …
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Help Us Help You

For routine eye exams, there are many things that you, as a patient, can do to ensure that you get the highest quality of care we can give you.  This could also save you time and money in our office.   In this blog, we’ll share a few suggestions to help you help us make the most of your next eye exam. Take care of your paperwork before your visit.  If you are a new patient, click here to download your patient forms.  …
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“The PRK Experience” Video Blog Series ~ Blog #2

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The Initial Evaluation Corneal measurements: Here at Mandel Vision, we pride ourselves in our attention to detail.  Therefore, we perform the most thorough screening measurements during the evaluation for laser vision correction for all our patients.  In this, our second video blog of the series, we take you through this process, step-by-step. Nori’s screening process began with an advanced topographical analysis of her corneas followed by the most state of the art Wavefront imaging.  The topography is an indirect representation of a …
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“The PRK Experience” Video Blog Series ~ Blog #1

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The Decision In our first video blog series, we take you through the entire Mandel Vision PRK laser vision correction process with corneal specialist and renowned laser eye surgeon, Eric R. Mandel, M.D .  In this series, you’ll see videos covering every part of the PRK process for Mandel Vision receptionist, and patient, Nori Badlu . Nori is nearsighted and has astigmatism .  With her level of nearsightedness , combined with a significant amount of astigmatism , she is completely dependent on glasses and/or contact lenses.  In fact, she is unable …
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The History of Laser Vision Correction Blog Series ~ Part Four

Present Day Laser Vision Correction Technology The Final Blog in This Series   If you’ve been following this blog series, it’s pretty clear that laser vision correction has come a very long way since its beginnings in the 1950’s.  If you haven’t been following, here are the first three blogs, so you can catch up! Part One:  Radial Keratotomy Part Two:  Keratomileusis and The Excimer Laser Part Three:  Bladed-LASIK Utilizing a Microkeratome Two ‘lucky accidents’ paved the way for refractive surgeons today, who have helped several million patients say goodbye to their contact lenses and eyeglasses. Here …
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The History of Laser Vision Correction Blog Series ~ Part Three

Bladed-LASIK Utilizing a Microkeratome Part 3 of a 4-Part Series In 1963, Dr. Jose Ignacio Barraquer , the same surgeon introduced to you in part 2 of this blog series who invented keratomileusis , also invented the first microkeratome [i]  used in Laser-Assisted-In-Situ-Keratomileusis (LASIK) laser vision correction. This was the first of many microkeratomes to follow. The microkeratome is an instrument which utilizes an oscillating blade to create a corneal flap during the LASIK surgery. It took many years for the idea of LASIK, introduced by Dr. …
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Blog Post: The History of Laser Vision Correction: Keratomileusis and the Excimer Laser. Part 2 of a 4-Part Series

Keratomileusis and the Excimer Laser Part 2 of a 4-Part Series Although Radial Keratotomy was the more widely practiced refractive procedure in the United States, it was not the first.  This accolade is instead reserved for keratomileusis.  In keratomileusis, part of the cornea is removed and then the cornea is reshaped using a blade in order to correct refractive errors. The process of keratomileusis was first developed in the 1950s, by a Spanish born ophthalmologist named Jose Ignacio Barraquer, M.D . [i]  who later moved …
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The History of Laser Vision Correction: Radial Keratotomy. The First Blog in a 4-Part Series

Radial Keratotomy The First Blog in a 4-Part Series Ever wonder about the origins of Laser Vision Correction?  It’s actually a fascinating story, particularly because it was stumbled upon completely by accident.  In the 1970’s, a Russian Ophthalmologist, Svyatoslav Fyodorov , removed glass splinters from the eye of a patient involved in an accident. [i]   Prior to the accident, the patient was nearsighted and required glasses for distance vision.  After the glass splinters were removed, the patient’s vision actually improved.  That was the …
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