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Category: Cataracts

There’s still time to use your HSA or FSA account for LASIK or Advanced Cataract Surgery.

Don’t forget … Although for the tax year 2019, the IRS announced new contribution limits for both the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and the Health Savings Accounts (HSA), these accounts may still be used for life-improving procedures such as LASIK and Advanced Cataract Surgery. Take advantage of this opportunity to see better than you have […]

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What are cataracts?

Posted by: Pepose Vision Institute in Cataracts on June 18, 2019

Inside our eyes, we have a natural lens. The lens bends (refracts) light rays that come into the eye to help us see. The lens should be clear. If you have a cataract, your lens has become cloudy. It is like looking through a foggy or dusty car windshield. Things look blurry, hazy or less […]

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June is Cataract Awareness Month

Posted by: Pepose Vision Institute in Cataracts, Pepose Info on June 1, 2019

Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. If not treated, it can lead to blindness. In addition, the longer cataracts are left untreated, the more difficult it can be to successfully remove the cataract and restore vision. During Cataract Awareness Month in June, we join the American Academy of Ophthalmology […]

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What Causes Cataracts?

Posted by: Pepose Vision Institute in Cataracts on September 25, 2018

  In the normal human eye, light rays travel into the eye through the pupil. They pass through the clear lens and focus onto the retina. In an eye with a cataract, light scatters throughout the eye instead of focusing precisely on the retina. Cataract as part of aging Though there are other risk factors for cataracts, aging is the […]

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Can using beauty products make a cataract worse?

Posted by: Pepose Vision Institute in Cataracts, Interesting Info on September 18, 2018

Question:Can wearing eye makeup, perfume, hairspray, nail polish or other beauty products worsen a pre-existing cortical cataract? I was recently diagnosed and I want to know which products to avoid that could make it worse. Answer:Most common beauty products are very unlikely to cause or worsen cataract if used properly. Products designed to be used […]

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