Life after cataract surgery

By Dr. David Carlin

Cataracts have existed for centuries. With state-of-the-art surgical techniques, cataract surgery has become one of the safest and more effective outpatient procedures. According to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 3 million Americans undergo cataract surgery each year, with an overall success rate of 98% or higher.

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When is surgery recommended for cataracts?
By Richard Carlin, MD

When Dr. Richard Carlin started practicing 40 years ago, cataracts were removed only after the patient was legally blind, unable to see the big “E” on the eye chart, unable to see to drive, read or watch TV.

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What is a cataract!
By Richard Carlin, MD

A cataract is a cloudiness of the lens inside of the eye, caused by a build-up of denatured proteins. When a cataract forms, it prevents light from passing through the lens onto the retina (the back of your eye).

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The ever-changing landscape of healthcare
By Richard Carlin, MD

With the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, there seems to be great fears as well as unknowns on how it will affect medicine. Having had eye problems for much of my life, I was particularly concerned on how it will affect my Ophthalmologist. Having grown up and lived in Gwinnett County, I have witnessed tremendous change in the medical community over the past 40 years. Many physicians and medical practices have come and gone, but there is one who I have visited from childhood and now bring my own children – CarlinVision. 

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Optical quality - why does it matter?
By Richard Carlin, MD

Never before in history has the consumer had so many choices in where to purchase goods and services. From the big box stores to the mom and pop store, from the retail chain store to the internet, choices are seemingly endless. Certainly the optical industry has not escaped this trend. But make no mistake, choice is a good thing.

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Lasik:  the benefit/cost ratio
By Richard Carlin, MD

In making a decision, it often comes down to the benefit vs. the cost. Is our desire for something we want worth its cost? Let’s look at Lasik, an in-office procedure alternative to wearing glasses or contact lenses and check its benefit/cost ratio.