Archive for the 'Cataract Eye Surgery News' Category

History of Excellence at Turner Eye Institute

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Turner Eye Institute has expanded to offer even more options to our patients with the addition of Dr. Patel.  Dr. Patel provides many of the same advanced procedures, such as LASIK and cataract surgery, for our patients and is a trained specialist in many newer advanced corneal procedures as well.  We look forward to continuing [...]

Wavefront LASIK and Presbyopia (Old Eyes)

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Presbyopia affects everyone.  Throughout our lives we gradually lose our ability to focus up close.  Young children can focus on objects just a couple inches from their face.  Teenagers can read something a few inches from their nose.  College students see clearly at less than a foot away.  By forty years of age, however, books [...]

LASIK in San Jose and the San Francisco Bay Area

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

LASIK eye surgery has made significant changes in the way that we adapt to the world around us.  Glasses have been around for hundreds of years.  Contact lenses have been around for decades, although the concept appeared much earlier.  Laser eye correction has changed our vision even farther by allowing a permanent change in the [...]

Same Experienced Surgeon, New Location in San Jose

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Although Dr. Turner has been performing LASIK Vision Correction in San Jose for many years now, Turner Eye Institute has a new location in Campbell, California.  Dr. Stephen Turner is well-known throughout California as one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons.  He is also known for his innovation and excellent results.  Dr. Turner introduced many [...]

Crystalens Available in San Jose

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

People in San Jose often wonder what the newest procedure is that is available.  San Jose residents ask if there is a way to get rid of reading glasses. They also want to know if science will have cure the need for cataract surgery.  Crystalens is one option that many people don’t know about.  Previous to crystalens, [...]

Presbyopia (Old Eyes) Vision Correction

Monday, January 15th, 2007

Presbyopia is the term for the diminishing ability to focus on up-close objects with age.  While the ability to focus on near objects grows progressively worse beginning at birth, it is often first noticed at age 40 when the near focus is approximately 40 cm.   Since this is a standard reading distance, it is this [...]

Near Vision Loss is Correctable – Crystalens, ReStor, Rezoom

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Perhaps the most common question I receive is whether near vision loss due to old age is correctable.  So often people feel that after 40, they must accept reading glasses as the only option in life.  They have been told that LASIK cannot correct their problem. LASIK does offer a solution that most people would [...]

Article finds that Simple Eye Test Could Spot Alzheimer’s Early On

Monday, October 9th, 2006

October 3rd, 2006 This article was written by Charles Q. Choi and published in LiveScience magazine on Oct. 2, 2006.  You can find it at the livescience website.       Scanning the eyes with lasers could help detect signs of Alzheimer’s even before symptoms of the disease appear in the brain.  These laser tests [...]

Flomax can cause difficulties with Cataracts

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

WASHINGTON – Patients taking a widely prescribed prostate drug should alert their eye doctors before undergoing cataract surgery to avoid complications, several medical groups said Tuesday. Advance warning can allow surgeons to modify their technique during the common operation and avoid complications seen in patients who take Flomax and similar drugs to treat enlargement of [...]

Flomax and Eye Surgery

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Commonly Asked Questions:  Turner Eye Institute performs LASIK and cataract surgeries on patients in San Jose, San Francisco, Concord, and San Leandro.  Our patients in fact come from all over Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area.  Many of these patients are taking medications for conditions not related to their eyes.  These medications can [...]