When someone is interested in refractive eye surgery, LASIK is typically the procedure they consider. While LASIK offers promising results, some patients are better candidates for PRK. Dr. Raul Peña helps patients consider LASIK vs. PRK for vision impairment treatment.
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When you have unclear or hazy eyesight, you might not know if you have glaucoma or cataracts since both are common conditions. To distinguish between the two, we explain the differences between glaucoma vs cataracts, the symptoms, when to seek medical help, and various treatment options.
Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma causes gradual vision loss that can eventually lead to blindness. Dr. Raul Peña helps patients understand how glaucoma progresses, and what treatments are available to preserve the vision.
Many individuals complain that their glasses become foggy, making it hard to see. This is especially true now, when wearing masks is publicly mandated. When patients are tired of their glasses fogging up, they might want to try LASIK. Dr. Raul Peña explains why glasses fog up while wearing a mask and the LASIK procedure.
Smoking has been linked to a number of eye issues, including cataracts. In this article, Dr. Raul Peña and our Harlingen, TX, team explore the topic of cataracts and smoking, and explain how patients can reduce the risk of common eye diseases. You can learn more during a visit to Peña Eye Institute.
We come in contact with germs every day. Eye infections, including viral, bacterial, and fungal infections, can develop when these germs come in contact with the tissues in and around the eyes. In this blog post, Dr. Raul Peña offers seven eye care tips for reducing the risk of eye infection.
Cataracts are a part of life for many individuals. Being diagnosed with this condition does not necessarily mean you must schedule cataract surgery right away. Cataract surgery is necessary to eliminate cloudiness and restore optimal vision. The team at Peña Eye Institute discusses when it’s the right time to have cataract surgery.
Cataracts can make driving difficult or even dangerous. If you are over the age of 60, regular eye exams can catch the early stages of cataracts. Dr. Raul Peña can monitor your cataracts to ensure you can drive safely.
The symptoms of angle-closure glaucoma can arise quickly and place the health of your vision in jeopardy. Unlike open-angle glaucoma, angle-closure glaucoma symptoms set on quickly We describe the symptoms of this serious eye emergency.
Dr. Raul Peña discusses the importance of senior eye exams, and what patients can expect at these routine appointments.