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PanOptix Multifocal IOL for Cataract Surgery

Marc J Siegel, MD FACS

Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgery in the United States, with close to 4 million procedures in 2018.  Due to the aging of our population, this growth is anticipated to increase roughly 16 percent by 2024 in the US.  The fastest area of growth has been in the use of presbyopia-correcting IOLs, which is expected to increase by 60 percent by 2024.

Over the counter cold medications and Glaucoma

Michael J. Siegel, MD

Many of you may have seen Dr. Les Siegel recently interviewed on Fox 2 News (see video) regarding something called Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma and its relationship to over the counter (OTC) cold medications. While this is something that can happen, it is undoubtedly relatively rare and just falls into one of the many categories of angle closure glaucoma. Angle closure glaucoma itself results from an elevation of the intraocular pressure in the eye due to anterior compression and blockage of the internal angle (or drainage system) of the eye. This eye pressure elevation in turn damages the optic nerve leading to what we call glaucoma. In angle closure the internal eye pressure elevation can happen due to multiple reasons and it can present chronically, sub-acutely or acutely. Narrow angle is different than acute angle closure.

Association of Cataract Surgery with Traffic Crashes

Michael J. Siegel, M.D.

A recent study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association/Ophthalmology edition regarding the positive effects of cataract surgery on reduction of patients’ risks of having a serious traffic crash as a driver.

Can Cataract Surgery Prolong Your Life

Michael J. Siegel, M.D.

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, as highlighted in the New York Times Article  "Cataract Surgery May Prolong Your Life" showed the long term positive effects of cataract surgery on quality of life and life expectancy itself. The 20-year study, conducted among 74,044 women aged 65 and older, all of whom had cataracts, found a 60 percent lower risk of death among the 41,735 women who had their cataracts removed. 

What are MIGS?

Michael J. Siegel, M.D.

Standard glaucoma surgeries, trabeculectomy and external tube-shunts are major and sometimes necessary surgeries. While they are very often effective at lowering eye pressure and preventing progression of glaucoma, they have a long list of potential complications. Many patients require these procedures and they have been utilized successfully for many years for preventing further vision loss and progression of glaucoma. More recently, the MIGS group of operations have been developed to reduce some of the risk associated with traditional glaucoma surgeries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you can find a list of items that you may need to bring with you when visiting one of our Glaucoma Center of Michigan locations and meeting with one of our physicians. Some of the items listed below may not be required at this time...

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