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Clearing the Clouds of Cataracts -- A Patient's Success Story

Publish Date: 10/12/2017

Dr. Tsai and patentWhat if the world you could see was only as far as how many fingers were being held in front of your face? What if you couldn’t see any letters on the eye chart – at all? What if you could not recognize your wife? This describes Michael Scatizzi, a 53-year-old man who recently came to see Linda Tsai, MD, Washington University ophthalmologist and specialist in cataract surgery.

General Health
Ophthalmology

Blurred Lines -- Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy

Publish Date: 2/8/2017

blurry pictureYou thought your blurry vision just meant you needed a stronger eyeglass prescription. However, your ophthalmologist diagnosed you with Fuchs’ Corneal Dystrophy – a fairly rare condition that leads to progressive blurred vision due to clouding of the cornea. Naturally, you have many questions about the disease and treatment options.

General Health
Augustine R. Hong
Ophthalmology

Macular Degeneration -- Thief of Sight

Publish Date: 10/17/2016

It started gradually -- your eyesight was a bit blurred and wavy, and then you noticed objects in the central part of your field of vision seemed to disappear. A visit to your ophthalmologist confirmed you had macular degeneration – now the leading cause of vision loss in Americans, 60 years of age and older.

General Health
Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology, Retina
Rajendra S. Apte

Looking at What Causes Eye Floaters

Publish Date: 4/30/2015

The strands, particles and specks that drift through your line of vision can be annoying. They are commonly referred to as “floaters” and typically related to age-related changes in the eye. The movement of debris in the vision can be attributed to several causes.


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Ophthalmology
P. Kumar Rao