Category: Cataracts

Pacific ClearVision Institute Continues To Bring Cataract Innovation To Oregon

Medical procedures, techniques, and methods consistently evolve. As professionals research and test new ways of detecting medical issues and then develop improvements to their treatments, medical science becomes more advanced and effective. LASIK is a result of such research and advances, but in the eye care field, there is no greater studied and advanced area… Read More

Three Things Patients Should Know About Cataracts

Approximately 25 million Americans have cataracts, which causes cloudy, blurry or dim vision and often develops with advancing age. This June Pacific ClearVision Institute joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in observing Cataract Awareness Month by sharing three things everyone should know about the condition and its treatment.  As everyone grows older, the lenses of… Read More

Vision Is Precious – Here Is A Brief Story Of Just How Life Changing Sight Can Be.

When you are in good health and have decent eyesight, it is easy to forget how important and precious your sight can be. We met someone recently that reminded us of how devastating the loss of sight can truly be and wanted to share his story. Michael visited us a few weeks back and we… Read More

Common Misconceptions About Cataracts And Their Treatments

Cataracts here in Eugene, OR are just like everywhere else, a rather common and easily corrected condition. Yet, there are some rather common misconceptions about cataracts and their treatments. Modern marketing plays into this a bit, but mostly the misconceptions come from years of myth-making around cataracts and how easily treatable they are Our friends… Read More

Cataract Surgery – Visual Freedom Offers Hidden Benefits For You.

Recently our friends at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) put out a fantastic infographic (here) which we found incredibly interesting and we thought we’d take a moment and point out some of the benefits of cataract surgery that you may not consider right away. Cataract surgery is one of the more common medical procedures… Read More

Eye’s motion detection sensors identified

Driving a car at 40 mph, you see a child dart into the street. You hit the brakes. Disaster averted. But how did your eyes detect that movement? It’s a question that has confounded scientists. Now, studying mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have an answer: A neural circuit in… Read More

Lanosterol revealed clues for cataract prevention and treatment

On July 30, 2015, researchers from Sichuan University, Sun Yat-sen University, University of California, BGI, etc, reported the latest study on congenitalcataracts. The finding, published on Nature, identifies lanosterol as a key molecule in the prevention of lens protein aggregation and points to a novel strategy for cataract prevention and treatment. Cataracts are the most… Read More

Cataract culprits: Genes linked to cataract formation identified

When cataracts encroach on the eyes, the only effective remedy is to surgically replace the eyes’ lenses with synthetic substitutes. But what if scientists found a way to delay or prevent cataracts from forming in the first place? Researchers at the University of Delaware may have found such an opportunity by identifying the prime suspects… Read More

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