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Eye Care
Dr. Yuna Rapoport

What are Implantable Collamer Lens? An Expert Guide to ICL

What is an ICL? An ICL, or implantable Collamer lens, is a vision correction technique meant to correct a medium to a high amount of refractive error called myopia -also known as nearsightedness- which may be uncorrectable via other methods. During the procedure, a lens is inserted into the posterior chamber of the eye, which lies behind the iris. The

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Eye Care
Dr. Yuna Rapoport

Ultimate Guide to CXL: Corneal Cross-Linking

Corneal Collagen cross linking is an FDA approved procedure in the US that strengthens the collagen fibers in the corneal tissue in order to decrease the progression of keratoconus or corneal ectasia. The combination of the riboflavin and ultraviolet light results in strengthening of the bonds between the middle layers of the cornea. This usually stabilizes the cornea and prevents

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Lasik
Dr. Yuna Rapoport

Best Gear For LASIK Patients

After the LASIK, or laser assisted in situ keratomileusis, procedure is performed, and LASIK patients say goodbye to their glasses and contact lenses once and for all, I get asked what medical and other gear these patients should get in the long term. Here is my summary. Best Eye Drops for LASIK Patients Optimizing dry eye ahead of the LASIK

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Lasik
Dr. Yuna Rapoport

Different Lasik Patients: What to Know by Age Groups & Existing Conditions

I frequently get asked questions about LASIK, or Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, by patients who want to know specifics based on their specific conditions. Below, I will address risks and benefits of the LASIK procedure as reported by the food and drug administration, based on different co-existing conditions of patients The “Average” LASIK Patient While the average age of LASIK

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Lasik
Dr. Yuna Rapoport

Corneal Cross-Linking FAQs

We see many patients in the office who need corneal collagen cross linking procedure from two reasons: progressive keratoconus and corneal ectasia following refractive surgery. Here are some other frequent questions asked by patients about CXL procedure: What is Corneal Cross Linking? Corneal Collagen cross linking is an FDA approved procedure that strengthens the collagen fibers in the corneal tissue

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Lasik
Dr. Yuna Rapoport

Is Lasik Safe?

I get asked this question all the time by LASIK patients and wanted to address this in this post about whether LASIK, or laser assisted in situ keratomileusis,  is safe, what the risks and benefits are, and what the long term patient satisfaction and chance of 20/20 vision are. In a nutshell, yes, LASIK, the most common type of laser

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