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June 12, 2018

Am I a Good Candidate for Lasik?

 

Many people ask Am I a Good Candidate for Lasik, this questions can be answered with this article or speaking with a physician at the Yaldo Eye Center. Do you meet the requirements? If so, call 1-800-398-3937 to receive an evaluation where we take precise measurements of your eyes to determine if you are ready for Lasik. You may also Schedule a Free Lasik Evaluation today through our Website.

Quick Summary:

  • You must be at least 18-years-old to undergo Lasik and preferably 21 years old.
  • You must not have had any significant change in your vision prescription given to you by your optometrist for at least one year.
  • Chronic eye disorders such as dry eyes, glaucoma and any others must first be taken care of before undergoing Lasik.
  • Your prescription can be no more than 14 diopters of myopia or within 6 diopters of hyperopia or astigmatism
  • You must not be pregnant or nursing
  • Any chronic illness or disease such as arthritis must be stabilized prior to Lasik

Full Read:

Many people are interested in getting rid of glasses through Lasik, and want to know the benefits, the risks, and how the overall Lasik process works. One of the first things to for some to consider is the requirements that should be met in order to have a successful Lasik procedure. Although every individual case should be discussed with a physician at the Yaldo Eye Center, here are some general guidelines to see if you are a good candidate for Lasik Eye Surgery.

First, one’s eyes must be “mature”. This means that those under the age of 18 need to wait before Lasik can be performed, as it is likely that the shape of their eyes are still changing and will be for a few more years. If the shape of the eye were to change after having undergone Lasik it will render the procedure ineffective. Some Lasik physicians recommend waiting until age 25, but if you are over the age of 21 you should undergo a Lasik evaluation as in most cases, people are ready by this age. Seeing a Michigan Lasik eye surgery specialist prior to surgery is always a necessity, as they will go over your history and ensure you are fully prepared to have Lasik.

In addition to an age requirement, the person’s vision prescription should be stable for at least one year, and preferably for at least 2. If you’re optometrist hasn’t changed your glasses prescription in a few years your eyes are most definitely stabilized. This is for the same reason as above, that the Lasik procedure will only continue to be effective if the shape of the eye remains stable after Lasik. Your vision prescription must also be no more than 14 diopters of myopia or within 6 diopters of hyperopia or astigmatism. For those with vision prescriptions outside this range, there exist many other options such as Lasek and Implants which can be discussed with your Lasik surgeon.

Another note on age restrictions in regards to Lasik is that there is no maximum age when it comes to undergoing Lasik, as many patients in their 50s to their 70s and 80s have experienced highly successful Lasik procedures. The main thing to consider in these cases is whether there is adequate tear production or not for successful healing and lubrication of the eyes after Lasik. The main reason why Lasik isn’t common for those over the age of 50 is that there are procedure such as lens implants which are more effective for elderly patients and can prevent cataracts from forming in the future. Many people ask Am I a Good Candidate for Lasik, this questions can be answered with this article or speaking with a physician at the Yaldo Eye Center.

The Lasik candidate’s eyes should be “healthy”. Having healthy eyes means that before undergoing Lasik you should have had no prior eye infection or eye injury for at least 1 year as this can increase the risk of complications after Lasik. The candidate must also have no scarring on the cornea of the eye as this can interfere with the laser machine. In addition, they must not have any sort of recurring or chronic eye problem, such as a history of herpes infection in the eyes or recurring dry eyes or swelling. All of these issues can increase the chances of a complication during the procedure or the patients eyes not healing properly. Seeing a Michigan Lasik eye surgery specialist prior to surgery is always a necessity, as they will go over your history and ensure you are fully prepared to have Lasik.

The general medical history of a Lasik candidate is also a very critical piece of the puzzle. An ophthalmologist will always look over a patient’s medical history before approving a Lasik procedure to ensure there is no history of something that could potentially put a patient at risk. Some chronic health conditions and autoimmune disorders like Lupus for example, could prevent people from being able to undergo Lasik as to avoid any sort of risk to the patients’ health. When visiting your Michigan Ophthalmologist, you should be very clear and open about any and all medical conditions that you have, have experienced, or at high risk of, as well any health conditions that are extremely common in your immediate family. In addition, women who are pregnant or nursing should wait to have a Lasik procedure scheduled until well after they have delivered. This is just a general precaution that is taken for most medical procedures to ensure a safe procedure and a fast recovery for the patient. Many people ask Am I a Good Candidate for Lasik, this questions can be answered with this article or speaking with a physician at the Yaldo Eye Center.

An experienced Michigan Lasik surgeon will also avoid performing Lasik on someone who has chronic dry eye syndrome or any other similar conditions. Having adequate tear production is very important for the healing process after Lasik, though for minor issues this is often supplemented by medication after Lasik. In addition, people with eyes that dilate very widely are not good candidates for Lasik and should speak with an ophthalmologist about other options for getting rid of their glasses.

These guidelines are a majority of the most common reasons why person should have to speak with their doctor about an option other than Lasik. Most healthy people without eye issues who are dealing with standard vision problems will benefit greatly from Lasik. The most important thing to consider when ensuring you have a safe procedure is that it is performed by a trained, highly experienced Michigan Lasik eye surgery specialist who has done thousands of cases in their career such as Dr. Yaldo.

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June 8, 2018

Dr. Yaldo Brings CATz Lasik to Michigan

Dr. Yaldo Brings CATz Lasik to Michigan

Dr. Yaldo Brings CATz Lasik to Michigan. He has introduced the worlds most precise lasik treatment available to Michigan, surpassing even the most advanced wavefront guided lasik options. This form of lasik is called CATz  or Customized Aspheric Treatment Zone Lasik. The Yaldo Eye Center specializes in Michigan Lasik Eye surgery. 

 

In over 90% of cases, CATz topography guided lasik produces “Super-Normal Vision”, which is defined as better than 20-20 vision! The new topography-guided technology  maps the patient’s cornea by measuring nearly 7,000 points of light, versus the approximately 200 points of light measured with traditional wavefront technology used in traditional laser lasik. 

 

While just a small number of surgeons in the U.S. are currently trained and certified to offer topography-guided LASIK, the procedure and related technology have been used widely for more than a decade throughout Europe, Asia and South America. “CATz is by far the most precise LASIK technology available, and it represents a huge leap forward,” notes Dr. Yaldo. “I am proud to have played a role in its development over the past several years. I’m also delighted to be one of the first surgeons in the nation to offer what is now the new gold standard for LASIK.” The Yaldo Eye Center specializes in Michigan Lasik Eye surgery

 

The most technologically advanced form of custom Lasik.

Topography guided Lasik or CATz  is designed to produce “Supervision” – better than 20-20 vision! The majority of Lasik candidates are ideally suited for conventional or all Laser Lasik. But for those desiring better than 20-20 vision, topography guided lasik is the most advanced option available and the best way to go.

 

 – Visual imperfections are measured at 200 individual points on the eye

 – Each of the 200 points can be treated individually and precisely

 – Over 95% of patients get 20-15 or better vision.


 

 

What is Topography Guided Lasik known as CATz? (Customized Aspheric Treatment Zone)

 

The pattern of visual imperfections in your eye is as unique to you as your own fingerprint. Thanks to remarkable new Lasik technology, those seeking state-of-the-art procedures can achieve vision correction that actually exceeds the previously accepted definition of “Perfect 20-20 vision.”

 

In June 2014, Dr. Yaldo of Yaldo Eye Center was one of the first to perform the new FDA approved topography-guided LASIK procedure, introducing a new generation of laser technology designed to be far more precise and with fewer night vision side effects than even the most advanced Wavefront-guided LASIK. The Yaldo Eye Center specializes in Michigan Lasik Eye surgery

 

Dr. Yaldo is the only eye surgeon in S.E. Michigan performing CATz, a state of the art procedure and the most precise LASIK ever. Dr. Yaldo Brings CATz Lasik to Michigan. Only a small number of surgeons in the U.S. are currently trained and certified to offer topography-guided LASIK, or CATz:

 

 – Visual imperfections are measured at 7000 individual points on the eye

 – Creates a topographic map of the cornea that shows even the most subtle distortions

 – 50% of CATz patients achieve “Supervision” or better than 20/20

 

“CATz is by far the most precise LASIK technology available, and it represents a huge leap forward,” notes Dr. Yaldo. “I am proud to have played a role in its development over the past several years. I’m also delighted to be one of the first surgeons in the nation to offer what is now the new gold standard for LASIK.”

 

Dr. Yaldo Brings CATz Lasik to Michigan. CATz treats patients with nearsightedness and astigmatism (blurry or distorted vision caused by irregular curvature of the eye). It is also the first LASIK technology to demonstrate improved night vision after surgery (compared to using glasses or contact lenses).

 

Patients interested in learning more about CATz topography-guided LASIK should call (800) 398-EYES and set up a free evaluation

 

Like conventional Lasik, this is an outpatient procedure. You’ll receive topical anesthetic drop and possibly a Valium. Your recovery will be short and relatively comfortable. Most patients are ready to resume normal activity within just a day or two.


Schedule A Free Evaluation to See if CATz is right for you!

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June 1, 2018

By Eli Zaret, Yaldo Eye Center Spokesman,

A patient recently asked Dr. Yaldo, “Is it possible to be both nearsighted and farsighted in the same eye, and can Lasik could also cure my astigmatism?

The simple answer is that it’s impossible to be both nearsighted and farsighted in the same eye.  It is like a number being both positive and negative at once.

What that patient needed to hear was that Lasik can cure both near and farsightedness. But let’s try to get at some of the confusion and misperception that creates questions like this in the first place.

  • “Farsighted” means you see well for things far away, or at least arm length and beyond.
  • “Nearsighted” means you see things well that are nearby, while objects farther away appearing blurry
  • “Astigmatism” is distortion caused by a deviation in the eye’s curvature.

One reason for confusion is that medical terms describing farsightedness, such as “Hyperopia” may complicate a patient’s understanding of farsightedness. Same situation when the medical term for nearsightedness, “Myopia,” is brought into the equation.

And when the aging process causes patients to have trouble seeing up close, it gets further confusing when that term, “Presbyopia,” is thrown at them.

Simply, the cause of these conditions has to do with the shape of the eye and how accurately light rays reach your retina through the focusing ability of the cornea.

Another major factor underlying confusion felt by Lasik candidates, comes from a lack of understanding these two definitions:

  • Optometry: the practice of testing visual acuity and prescribing corrective lenses
  • Ophthalmology: the medical science dealing with anatomy, functions and diseases of the eye

In other words, an optometrist is not a doctor, but is a practitioner who prescribes glasses and contacts. An ophthalmologist is an actual medical doctor, like Dr. Yaldo, with years of training to develop surgical credentials and skills.

Unfortunately, some optometrists spread dubious information, such as, “Lasik can’t cure astigmatism.” Custom Lasik at the Yaldo Eye Center easily corrects astigmatism and patients leave the office thrilled with the results. But every client that an optometrist refers to an eye surgeon, is a client that won’t buy glasses.

The bottom line is, don’t get caught up in definitions or discouragement. State of the art eye surgery at the Yaldo Eye Center can solve virtually every visual issue. Get a free evaluation and see better than ever without glasses or contacts.

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April 23, 2018

 

By Eli Zaret, Yaldo Eye Center Spokesperson

I’m still waiting for somebody to tell me, “Oh, I love my reading glasses!” And since virtually everyone aged 45 or older has issues with close vision, reading glasses are a part of life that must be dealt with. It’s called Presbyopia, the inability to see objects up close.

 

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