February 9, 2022

The many millions of people who have experienced the freedom, convenience and comfort associated with lasik surgery may shake their heads in wonder at some of the remaining myths about this remarkable breakthrough in eye surgery.

Unfortunately, misinformation and sensationaized carry-overs from Lasik’s early days still exist. Dr. Yaldo hears it all, and patiently answers the questions of those who seek Lasik’s life-changing benefits while remaining cautious due to some lingering mythology about it.

Here are some common myths he regularly addresses with potential Lasik candidates:

Myth: Can Lasik cause blindness?
Reality: Lasik has been available for about 25 years, and in the early days when surgeons weren’t experienced and standards hadn’t been set, there were a few cases of things going horribly wrong. But now, especially with sophisticated computerization, all laser Lasik and surgeons with thousands of cases under their belt, this simply doesn’t happen. In fact, Lasik is now viewed as one of the safest procedures in all of medicine!

Myth: Lasik only corrects nearsightedness.
Reality: Not true. But one of the reasons this myth still exists is the self-interest and dishonesty of some people who sell glasses. To recommend surgery to a glasses customer means that we’ll no longer need to buy expensive frames and glasses. Let’s be frank: You shouldn’t ask a non surgeon’s opinion on surgery. Dr. Yaldo has done well in excess of 30,000 Lasik procedures and solves all manner of vision issues from astigmatism, farsightedness and all down the line.

Myth: There is only one type of laser used to treat all patients.
Reality: Not even close. There are a variety of lasers depending on the needs and prescription of each patient. After careful screening, Dr. Yaldo identifies the most appropriate laser for your situation or condition. In fact, for many years, Dr. Yaldo was the only eye surgeon in SE Michigan with the CATz laser, which remains the most advanced in all of ophthalmology and gives most Lasik patients better thsan 20-20, the medical definition of perfect vision.

Myth: Is it true that I can’t have lasik because I had RK many years ago? Or, is it true I’m not a lasik candidate because I’ve already had cataract surgery?
Reality: No and No. Cataract surgery affects the lens wheras Lasik reshapes the cornea. RK is a different type of procedure and Dr. Yaldo has given a multitude of former RK patients stunningly great vision via Lasik.

Myth: If I’m not a Lasik candidate, does it mean that I’m stuck with glasses and contacts forever?
Reality: No way. The Implantable Contact (Collamer) Lens, (acronym: ICL,) is one popular alternative. An ICL is a thin, clear lens surgically implanted into the eye as a long-term solution for short-sightedness (myopia), long-sightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism.

In summary, there is so much information and so many solutions that modern eye surgery has created that no column or blog can address more than a small portion of it. Also, since each of us has a unique set of eyes, the most imprtant step we can take is to see a proven, experienced eye surgeon. And certainly, no one in SE Michigan has more experiene or solved more vision issues that Dr. Yaldo.

All you need to do is get a free consultation by calling 1-800-398-EYES or schedule one at yaldoeyecenter.com.

It costs nothing to go see the best surgeon and to then get the best vision of your life!

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February 3, 2022

Dr. Yaldo is able to provide his patients with the most advanced wavefront, topography guided lasik known as “CATz Custom Topography Guided Lasik.”

“CATz” produces better than 20-20 vision in virtually every case. Another procedure called “SMILE” (small incision lenticule extraction) can also produce remarkable results … but Dr. Yaldo doesn’t recommend it.

The Journal of Refractive Surgery attests to Dr. Yaldo’s conclusion through research that Wavefront/CATz produces better visual acuity than SMILE. More so, Wavefront/CATz is a more versatile procedure offering more precise treatments as well as better outcomes to many more visual issues, such as far-sightedness.

Patients have been asking Dr. Yaldo about “SMILE” and he is informing them of these findings. He has done many thousands of Custom Wavefront procedures. See for yourself how Custom CATz Lasik can greatly enhance the lifestyle of Dr. Yaldo’s patients by eliminating the need for glasses and contacts while also giving them precise vision they’d never imagined was possible.

Call 1-800-398-EYES or click here to schedule a free evaluation.

November 14, 2016

The saying goes, only 2 things are certain in life: Death and taxes.

The 3rd certainty is that by age 45 or 50 you’ll need reading glasses. It’s called Presbyopia, an inability to see things up close. This inescapable fact of life was corrected either with bifocal glasses or separate reading glasses.

With the 2015 FDA approval of the KAMRA Inlay, there is now an alternative to Monovision, a lasik procedure in which one eye is corrected for far vision and the other for near vision. The brain adjusts by blending near and far vision as one. It’s quite effective, and some of our radio personalities like WOMC’s Jim Johnson and WCSX’s Jim O’Brien are vocal advocates of Monovision.
The KAMRA Inlay produces sharp near vision. Before we insert the KAMRA Inlay, we first correct your far vision with state of the art lasik, which provides 20-20 vision or better. We then place the Inlay on the cornea of one eye to provide the near vision element and you are all set. It’s painless and takes just a few minutes.

Working together, the eyes allow you to see at all distances.

The KAMRA inlay is microscopically small and thin, just 3.8 mm in diameter, or barely a 6th of an inch. A total of 8,400 microscopic openings surround the central aperture to allow oxygen and nutrients to flow freely and naturally through the eye.It sits in the first few layers of
the eye known as the cornea. Smaller and thinner than a contact lens, the inlay is a mini-ring with an opening – or pinhole – in the center. This pinhole allows only focused light to enter your eye. Like Monovision, the KAMRA inlay is placed in only one of your eyes, allowing you to see up close while maintaining your distance vision in both eyes.

This short video will further explain it:

Kamra Inlay – Renewing Over 45 Vision

It’s a wonderful solution to the unfortunate reality of that ageless reality of the human condition: Presbyopia.

Here are some facts and expectations:

  • Procedure time: about 10 minutes per eye
  • Typical results: significantly clearer vision at all distances without glasses or contact lenses
  • Recovery time: several days to several weeks

Call the Yaldo Eye Center at 1-800-398-EYES to get a free evaluation to see if the KAMRA Inlay is right for you.

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November 14, 2016

The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay, like the KAMRA Inlay also described on our website, has been FDA approved for Presbyopia, or difficulty with near vision.

Presbyopia is the most common eye condition. The symptoms include difficulty seeing near objects, such as newspapers and your cell phone, without blurriness, while your long distance vision remains fine.

If you’re 41-65 years old and reliant on bifocals or reading glasses, the Raindrop is another option to consider among several available at the Yaldo Eye Center to deal with Presbyopia.

The Raindrop Inlay (ReVision Optics) is the first device to change the shape of the cornea to correct vision.

In technical terms, The Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay is a microscopic hydrogel inlay. Its rainbowoptical characteristics are almost identical to the human cornea. The hydrogel material is comprised of nearly 80% water, ensuring effective nutrient diffusion and transfer through the cornea. It is easily placed within the cornea under a LASIK-style flap. When in position, the inlay changes the curvature of the cornea so the front of the eye acts much like a multifocal contact lens.

In other words, it works by re-shaping the surface of the eye to improve reading vision. Patients can return to work the next day as it is a completely walk in and walk out procedure

Call the Yaldo Eye Center at 1-800-398-EYES or fill out and submit the sign up box for a free evaluation. Dr. Yaldo will explain all the Presbyopia solutions that are offered and recommend the best one for you and your unique situation.

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November 4, 2016

Small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) is a relatively new refractive procedure designed to treat a multitude of refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, and astigmatism.

The procedure involves using a femtosecond laser to create a corneal lenticule which is extracted whole through a small incision without the use of an excrimer laser.

It is reported to achieve effects similar to laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) with excellent post-operative outcomes.

Learn more…

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September 23, 2016

 

Dr. Mazin Yaldo

Dr. Mazin Yaldo

After decades as an eye surgeon, I still become excited and amazed at the technological breakthroughs in our field. The latest product that adds a new dimension of clarity and versatility is the Tecnis Symfony® lens by Abbott Medical Optics..

Imagine that you suffer from the cloudy, blurry and altogether
impaired eyesight caused by cataracts.  Or, you have poor vision that even glasses and contacts can’t fully correct. Then, in a brief procedure, a surgeon implants a lens in each eye that gives you the best vision of your life that will last for the rest of your life. After a short recovery period, you’re reading 6-point type or clearly seeing road signs a quarter mile away.

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May 10, 2016

Going to the doctor, going to the dentist—all part of taking care of your health. But going to the eye doctor? Also important! Eye exams at every age and life stage can help keep your vision strong.

Many people think their eyesight is just fine, but then they get that first pair of glasses or contact lenses and the world comes into clearer view—everything from fine print to street signs.

Read the importance…

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May 10, 2016

THE CLAIM — Eye color can change as we age.

THE FACTS — It can bend light, bring the world into focus, and next to the human brain may be our most complicated organ. But for many people the most intriguing feature of the human eye is simply its color.

Can it really change for no apparent reason?

Find out…

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May 10, 2016

The Ache: Reading glasses are one of the most hated inconveniences of growing older.

The Claim: A new doughnut-shaped device from AcuFocus Inc., Irvine, Calif., can dramatically reduce reliance on reading glasses. It’s implanted in the outer layer of just one eye, which will then be used for reading.

The Verdict: Read more…

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May 10, 2016

What’s one thing to never do while putting in contacts? Not make sure they’re cleaned properly!

Whether you have one-a-days, over nights, fortnights like I do, or color contacts for fun, forgetting to take care of your contacts and can come with catastrophic consequences. Even just leaving them in for too long can at the very least put a strain on your eyes.

Read more…

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