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National Diabetic Eye Disease Month – Tips on How to Prevent Vision Loss

Posted on Wednesday November 23, 2016 inDiabetic Retinopathy, Latest News

November is National Diabetes Month and Diabetic Eye Disease Month, and our eye doctors at The Eye Institute of Utah are proud to do our part in spreading awareness on how you can combat the dangers to eye health that diabetes can pose. There are about 29 million people in America who have diabetes, and…

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What Can I do to Treat Dry Eye

Posted on Wednesday November 16, 2016 inDry Eye, Glaucoma, Latest News

The first step to finding the best treatment for eye irritations such as redness, burning, or light sensitivity is to undergo a dry eye examination to confirm a proper diagnosis. Once your eye doctor has verified that dry eye is the cause of your symptoms, he or she can tell you more specifically what is…

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Celebrating Ophthalmic Personnel – Consider a Career in Ophthalmology!

Posted on Friday November 11, 2016 inLatest News

In recognition of Allied Ophthalmic Personnel Week, we wanted to take a moment to highlight and thank our highly trained and dedicated ophthalmic staff members. For more than 35 years, The Eye Institute of Utah has been a leader in the field of ophthalmology with a dedication to innovating and advancing eye care in Utah…

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Is it Seasonal Allergies or Dry Eye?

Posted on Wednesday November 2, 2016 inDry Eye, Glaucoma, Latest News

Most of us have experienced scratchiness, irritation, or a burning sensation in our eyes. Since dry eye syndrome and seasonal allergies are two of the most common conditions that can affect our eyes, it may be difficult to distinguish between them. In addition, both conditions may affect the eyes simultaneously, compounding the symptoms. Fortunately, at…

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First FDA-Approved Corneal Cross-Linking Treatment for Keratoconus and Post-LASIK Ectasia is Now Available

Posted on Friday October 21, 2016 inLatest News

Keratoconus and post-refractive surgery ectasia are corneal conditions that can have a significant impact on an individual’s day-to-day life. Thankfully, a new procedure recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can effectively address these concerns without the need for surgical intervention, and our experienced eye surgeons are pleased to offer it here at…

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Are There Any Side Effects to Cataract Surgery?

Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016 inCataract Surgery, Cataracts, Latest News

Treatment for cataracts – an eye condition that most individuals will experience at some point in their lives – has become much more advanced over the last several years. Cataract surgery is typically performed as a 10-15 minute, outpatient procedure, and many patients are able to resume some of their daily routines as soon as…

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A New Option for Presbyopia Correction: The Eye Institute is the First in Utah to Offer the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay

Posted on Monday August 22, 2016 inIn the Community, Latest News, Myopia, Presbyopia, Technology

The Eye Institute of Utah is proud to announce that we are the first practice in the state (and among the first in the entire nation) to offer our patients an advanced new treatment for presbyopia, a common age-related vision condition which causes near vision to progressively decline and become blurry. The Raindrop® Near Vision…

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Do I Have Cataracts?

Posted on Wednesday August 10, 2016 inCataract Surgery, Cataracts, Latest News

Most individuals will develop cataracts at some point in their lives. While cataracts can be treated and the threat they represent to healthy vision can be eliminated, untreated cataracts can become very debilitating and eventually develop to the point that you cannot pass a driver’s license eye test or, in extreme cases, lead to total…

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Does LASIK Hurt?

Posted on Wednesday July 13, 2016 inLASIK, Latest News

With all of the recent advancements in LASIK technology, laser vision correction is more precise and more efficient than ever before. Prior to the procedure, the eyes are numbed using anesthetic eye drops, and patients are offered an oral sedative such as valium to help them relax. During the procedure itself, you should experience little…

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Can I Have LASIK if I’m Pregnant?

Posted on Wednesday July 6, 2016 inLASIK, Latest News

LASIK surgeons advise that pregnant women wait until a few months after childbirth before undergoing laser vision correction. When a woman is pregnant, her hormones change, and these alterations can make the outcome of LASIK surgery less dependable. Additionally, the medications that are often used to increase the patient’s comfort during the procedure can pose…

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