5 Things You May Not Know About Cataracts

We are always surprised by how unfamiliar many patients are with cataracts. Even though it is a fairly common eye disease, most patients know almost nothing about the risk factors and warning signs of cataracts. Cataracts develop when proteins form in your eyes,...

Flomax (Tamsulosin) and Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome (IFIS)

Intermittently, doctors (and sometimes patients) ask about the effects of the medication Flomax (usually taken by men over 50 with enlarged prostates) on cataract surgery. Actually, two patients from today were very good examples of how we deal with these situations....

5 Ways to Prevent Dry Eyes

Dry eyes are just a fact of life for many people but have you ever wondered what causes them? Dry eyes occur when your eyes can’t produce enough tears and can be a result of aging, certain medications, and various medical conditions like diabetes and thyroid...

Dr. Davidorfs ASCRS 2017 Impressions

Well, I just completed attending my 20th consecutive ASCRS Symposium (American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery), and it was the first time I didn’t have a long drive or need to board a plane;  yes, it was in Los Angeles! Twenty years – it’s a long time.  My...

Why are Yearly Eye Exams So Important?

Many people mistakenly believe that just because they don’t wear contacts or glasses they don’t need to get yearly eye exams. Yearly eye exams are about much more than writing prescriptions for glasses. Your doctor will check your eyes for common eye diseases and...