Browsing Tag Cataract

Dr. Duna Raoof on Her Experience, Passion, and Why She Chose NVISION

Posted on September 4, 2018

Dr. Raoof is a fellowship-trained and board-certified cataract, cornea, and LASIK surgeon. She is a highly acclaimed ophthalmologist and influential surgeon in the eye care industry.

Hello! My name is Dr. Duna Raoof and I am thrilled to be joining the NVISION teams at Laguna Hills and Newport Beach.

Why I Became an Ophthalmologist

I chose ophthalmology early on during medical school after witnessing cataract surgery. The precision, elegance, and beauty of eye surgery was absolutely captivating to me. I was further drawn by the tremendous impact vision has on a person’s activities, lifestyle, and happiness. I love my field and love going to work every day to witness the positive difference I make on my patient’s quality of life. I also have a keen passion for technology; and ophthalmology is a field that continuously has advancements in its surgical techniques and lasers. I enjoy constantly learning about and applying what is most cutting edge, because I believe when it comes to your eyes, you should settle for nothing less.

What You Should Know About Cataracts + Surgery

Posted on March 16, 2018

Photo of an elderly couple, who still enjoy in each other, is on a hiking trip together

By: Sheri Rowen, M.D.

What is a Cataract?

Having cataracts can be like looking through a frosty or fogged up window, making daily activities difficult. It is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens, a transparent structure in the eye that helps refract light on the back of the retina. The lens are made of protein and water, but when the proteins clump together, a cataract is formed. Most cataracts develop in people over the age of 55.

There are many causes for cataracts, although aging is the most common. According to the National Eye Institute, by the age of 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. Cataracts can also be the results of genetics, environmental issues, medical conditions such as diabetes, or poor nutrition and excessive sun exposure.

How To Preserve Your Rejuvenated Vision After Cataract Surgery

Posted on March 8, 2018

By: Mihir Parikh, M.D.

After cataract surgery, your vision is restored and you see amazingly well. What can you do to keep your vision from changing again?

That's a question frequently asked after successful eye surgery. Surgeons usually tell you to exercise, eat well, eliminate tobacco, control blood pressure and lipid levels, wear ultraviolet protection and stay healthy. But knowing that your aging eyes will inevitably change, is there a way to slow down that process? What will preserve good vision for the long term?

NVISION Surgeon Dr. Brar Travels to Fiji to Help Patients at The Mission at Natuvu Creek

Posted on January 22, 2018

The winter holidays are widely known as the season of giving, and NVISION Ophthalmologist Amarpreet Brar, M.D. is a firm believer. In the week between Christmas and the New Year, Dr. Brar and his family volunteered at The Mission at Natuvu Creek, a non-profit organization in Fiji founded by the Tooma Family Foundation. Since 1998, thousands of patients have received free medical care by hundreds of volunteers who have come to the beautiful island.

While in Fiji, Dr. Brar worked with the staff at Mission and conducted a free eye clinic for several days. This included eye exams and dispersion of glasses to people who could not afford them. He even performed a few pterygium surgeries, which is a growth on the cornea that may distort vision.

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