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My name is Jimmy Smith. My wife is Florence Suzie Smith.
We have made 2 moves concerning our medical care since living here for 10 years that has turned out to be well beyond our expectations. The first was changing to The Village Healthcare Center-Mulberry. This group makes you feel welcome and not a burden because you mean more work etc. The environment is outstanding. We are greeted by name when we walk in. Makes you feel good.
After 8-9 years I became dissatisfied with our eye care group. To me they had became a very robotic operation. So we left them. I can’t tell you how we picked Lange Eye other than I had heard of them and they have a nice looking building. So far it has been a great move for us. We appreciate the efforts made by the group to make us feel comfortable,caring and appreciated. I don’t know everyone by name but they make us feel welcome. I do know Heather,Tiffany, Dr. LiVecchi , Dr. Ragan and Dr. lange. They are very professional, attentive, and listens to our concerns about whatever. I have a couple of friends that will be coming to see you. Keep up the good work
Jimmy and Suzie Smith
New technology, “a major advancement in retinal health management,” is now offered at Lange Eye Institute in The Villages.
The Annidis RHA™ system combines advanced Multi-Spectral Imaging (MSI) technology with multi-image software processing for early detection of ocular pathologies such as age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.
I have Sjogren’s Syndrome which renders a very severe dry eye problem. I have tried many different things and am at the present time wearing Sclaria lenses. I am on a regime Dr. Lange suggested which includes omega 3 oil, focus, scrubbing the eye lids in the morning and evening with Ocu Clean and using the Bruder mask at night. My eyes are not perfect but they are so much better than they were. My eyes were burning, aching, very sensitive to light and it was hard to see.
Thank you, Dr. Lange for getting me on a new path with my dry eyes.
Dr. Lange is excited to announce that Lange Eye Care and Associates is using a new at home monitoring device developed for macular degeneration patients called Foresee Home AMD Monitoring Program. Lange Eye Care and Associates is one of the first eye care centers in the country to utilize this technology, the first FDA cleared home telemonitoring system for macular degeneration patients. ForeseeHome allows patients to take a proactive role in preserving their vision at home. This advanced technology allows for the detection of early macular changes before the patients is aware. The device transmits the results of the test daily to a monitoring center via a cellular modem or phone line. This device has been clinically proven to be extremely sensitive at picking up the earliest change from dry macular degeneration to the more visually devastating form called wet macular degeneration. The data center then alerts the doctors office of the potential changes in the patients retina and allows for much earlier intervention by the retina specialist to lessen the potential damage!
All Hi-Fidelity Vision
UTILIZING THE LADARVISION® CUSTOMCORNEA® AND LADARWave™ SYSTEM
Not all 20/20 is the same.
Laser Vision Correction has successfully corrected the vision of over 6 million people. An estimated 98% of these patients now see 20/20 to 20/40 without glasses. Just because you read the 20/20 line doesn’t necessarily mean you have excellent vision though, not if the letters you identify are not crisp and clear. Conventional laser vision correction only address the visual distortions that account for about 95t-90% of the quality of vision.
CUSTOMCORNEA® can now address the other 10% to 15% of visual distortion. Although conventional laser vision correction can provide excellent results, for most patients CUSTOMCORNEA® can deliver even better results. The difference between traditional LASIK and CUSTOMCORNEA® is like the difference between regular and hi-definition television. We call it Hi-Fidelity Vision.
This long awaited method of correcting myopia may offer a greater percentage of patients a chance of achieving 20/20 or better vision. The quality of vision may be better compared to conventional procedures because of the ability to now measure internal aberrations, know as higher order aberrations.
Initially Wavefront sensing was developed to improve the performance of telescopes by correcting the distorting effects of the atmosphere. Wavefront analysis enables ophthalmologists to better understand the visual distortions of an individual patient.
Higher order aberrations can cause glare, shadows, halos and other disturbances of vision. Treating optical aberrations, which impact low-light visual activities such as driving will improve the patient’s quality of vision. Previously we measured the quantity of vision on the Snellen Eye Chart. Now we can measure the visual distortions that affect quality of vision of how well you see.
CUSTOMCORNEA® is the first FDA approved treatment that allows wavefront technology to actually guide the Excimer laser during a laser vision correction primarily to correct higher order optical distortions. The system sends low-energy light into the eye that is reflected off the retina and travels back through the lens and cornea as an outgoing wavefront. This wavelength is captured by the LADARWave™, which then measures and transfers it to the LADARvision 4000 laser, where it is electronically registered and computer matched to create the precision ablation to customize the laser vision correction procedure. Conventional vision correction can provide vision correction can provide excellent results, but for many patients CUSTOMCORNEA® can deliver even better results.
Should you have any questions about THE LADARVISION® CUSTOMCORNEA® AND LADARWave™ SYSTEM , please contact one of the Doctors at Lange Eye Care and Associates by e-mail or by phone.
The Wonder of Cataract Removal
Being diagnosed with a cataract need not be alarming. In fact, when you understand what a cataract is, how it will be removed, and the priceless rewards that cataract surgery can bring, you’ll likely wish you’d had the procedure sooner.
With successful cataract treatment your vision will be clearer, brighter, and sharper than it’s been for a long, long time.
Just what, exactly, is a cataract?
Simply put, a cataract is a “clouding” of the lens in your eye.
Left image – A clear normal vision image.
Right image – The “clouded” image of a cataract.
Today’s Cataract surgery isn’t just the end of clouded vision.
It’s the beginning of something wonderful.
Cataract by DefinitionSimply put, a cataract is a “clouding” of the lens in your eye. The lens, located just behind the iris, or the colored part of your eye, works like the lens in a camera. It picks up images, then focuses the lights, colors, and shapes on the retina —-the transmitter located at the back of your eye that sends the image to your brain. The human lens, made mostly of protein and water, can become clouded — so clouded it keeps light and images from reaching the retina. Eye injury, certain diseases, or even some medications can cause the clouding. But, in over 90% of cases, clouding is caused by the aging process.
A cataract can be the reason sharp images become blurred, and seeing things at night is more difficult. It’s why the eyeglasses or contact lenses that used to help you read, or do other simple tasks, no longer seem to help.
A cataract is not a “film” over the eye, and neither diet nor lasers will make it go away. The best way to treat a cataract is to remove the old, clouded lens, and provide a replacement.
Cataract SurgeryOne of the Safest & Most Successful Procedures Preformed Today
Great advances have been made in cataract surgery. Millions of people undergo this vision-improving procedure every year. And, they experience excellent results.
For patients, it’s a simple operation. A tiny incision is made in the eye. Through this incision, the surgeon inserts an instrument, about the size of a pen tip. The surgeon may select to use either an AQUALASE® device, which uses gentle pulses of liquid to wash away your cloudy lens, or and ultrasonic instrument that breaks up and gently removes your cloudy lens.
Once the clouded lens has been removed, the next step is to replace it. That is, to implant an artificial lens that will do the work of your own lens. This artificial lens is referred to as an intraocular lens or IOL.
How will it feel?
Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure. You’ll spend just a few hours at the site. Because your eyes will be numbed with anesthesia, you should feel little to no discomfort.
After the surgery, you’ll be given a short time to rest. Then, the very same day, you can go home. Within the next 24 hours, your doctor will probably want to see you for evaluation. Drops will be prescribed to guard against infection and help your eyes heal. For a few days, you may need to wear a clear shield, especially at night, to prevent you from rubbing your eye.
The Benefits of Cataract Surgery Have Been Enhanced To Also Provide A Natural Filter Against Blue Light.
Your Eyes & Blue Light
Blue light begins the visible range of the light spectrum. While some blue light waves contribute to color perception, other wavelengths of blue light may actually be harmful to your eye.
There are many sources of blue light in your everyday environment including sunlight and artificial lighting.
Researchers believe that blue light may cause damage to the retina which could potentially contribute to macular degeneration or loss of vision. The long-term effects of filtering blue light and the clinical efficacy of that filtering on the retina have not been conclusively established.
The reason you may not have heard about blue light until now is because it has not been well publicized. Recent advances in artificial lens material have just now enabled this concern to be addressed for cataract patients.
The ACRYSOF® Natural IOL Filters Blue Light Like Your Natural LensThere have been great advances in artificial lens technology. The ACRYSOF® Natural IOL is an example.
All currently available artificial lenses filter UV light, but the ACRYSOF® Natural IOL filters both UV and blue light. The ACRYSOF® Natural lens is transparent yellow — the color necessary to filter blue light. The patented yellow tint does not alter the natural colors of the things you see or the quality of your vision.
Today, the ACRYSOF® family of lenses, including the ACRYSOF® Natural IOL, are among the most frequently implanted lenses in the world. This is largely due to the long term clinical results of the lens. Furthermore, these lenses are made of a patented material developed specifically for the eye.
This is the only lens crafted entirely from ACRYSOF® acrylic — a soft, flexible material that was developed specifically for use as and IOL. This material behaves well in the eye, contributing to excellent long-term results.
Also, the ACRYSOF® single-Piece IOL is designed to conform to the natural shape of the lens capsule. That helps to stay stable and centered in the eye.
The ACRYSOF® Natural IOL is designed to conform to the natural shape of the lens capsule. This helps it stay stable and centered in the eye. But what makes the ACRYSOF® Natural IOL unique is its ability to filter blue light.
The ACRYSOF® Natural IOL
The ACRYSOF® Natural IOL enhances the benefits of advanced cataract surgery by filtering out blue light.
The Miracle of Cataract Surgery
When your cataract has been removed it may seem like a miracle. All the things you couldn’t see clearly are bright, clear, and vivid again. In fact, many people will tell you they haven’t seen life so clearly in years.
Once you see how good the world looks, you’ll discover — like millions of others just like you — that a cataract is one thing you can live without.
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks. You and your doctor should consider the potential risks and benefits, and determine if cataract surgery is right for you.
Should you have any questions about cataract surgery, and the new the ACRYSOF® Natural IOL please contact one of the Doctors at Lange Eye Care and Associates by e-mail or by phone.
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