Interviews with Dr. Lester McDonald
- Dr. McDonald: Pink Eye
- Dr. McDonald: Dry Eyes Part One
- Dr. McDonald: Dry Eyes Part Two
- Dr. McDonald: Cornea Surgery
- Dr. McDonald: Cornea 1
- Dr. McDonald: Cornea 2
- Dr. McDonald: Dry Eyes
Guthrie Specialty Eye Care is proud to offer a wide range of comprehensive eye care services from basic eye health screenings to some of the most sophisticated eye surgical procedures available.
Guthrie Specialty Eye Care offers you six convenient locations, with six board-certified ophthalmologists, nine therapeutic optometrists and more fellowship-trained sub-specialists than any other eye care provider in the area.
Comprehensive services include cataract surgery, cataract surgery with Crystalens HD, corneal implants, diabetic eye care, dry eye care, macular degeneration, retinal detachments and disorders, eye infections, glaucoma, muscle surgery (cross eyes), and pediatric ophthalmology.
Cataract Surgery is one of the most common eye services available. Guthrie now has options that include Crystalens.
To learn more about Crystalens or other Guthrie Specialty Eye Care services, please log on to www.guthrie.org/eyes.
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What are the different types of hearing loss?
Conductive hearing loss occurs from loss of sound sensitivity resulting from abnormalities of the middle and/or outer ear. This type of loss is common in children with ear infections; once the infection has cleared up, the hearing is usually restored. Sensorineural hearing loss results from abnormalities in the inner ear and/or nerve paths to the brain. The auditory cells and nerve are permanently damaged. This is the type of hearing loss often referred to as “nerve deafness.” Mixed hearing losses are those that have symptoms of both conductive and sensorineural hearing losses.
What are the statistics of hearing loss?
An estimated 28 million people suffer from hearing loss. Hearing loss is present in three out of every ten adults between the ages of 50 and 64 and four out of every ten adults ages 65 and over.
What is the Crystalens?
When a cataract is removed and replaced with a standard intraocular lens the cloudienss is eliminated, but there is no ability to accommodate and adjust focus for both distance and near vision. Therefore a person with a standard intraocular lens can regain clear vision but will usually need glasses at least for reading. The Crystalens is an intraocular lens that, unlike a standard intraocular lens is designed to recreate your accommodation and reduce or eliminate wearing glasses.
What is a cataract?
A cataract is a clouding or opaque area of the lens of the eye - an area that is normally transparent. As this thickening occurs, it prevents light rays from passing through the lens and focusing on the retina - the light sensitive tissue lining located in the back of the eye. This clouding is caused when some of the protein which makes up the lens begins to clump together and interferes with vision.
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What is Astigmatism? How is Astigmatism corrected?
Astigmatism is a refractive error usually associated with an irregularly shaped cornea. A spherical cornea creates a single focal point while an astigmatic, irregularly shaped cornea creates more than one point of focus. As a result the image that is formed on the retina of the eye is blurred. Glasses, contact lenses and refractive surgery may all be used to correct Astigmatism.