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Types of Cataract Surgery

As people age, cataracts often develop.  Cataract surgery is the only treatment suited for resolving cataracts. During cataract surgery, your surgeon will make a small incision in the surface of the eye, in or near the cornea.  An ultrasound breaks up the lens.  A laser may be used to help with the procedure.  The clouded… Read More


Monovision LASIK

Monovison LASIK is a specialized technique in LASIK surgery to reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses. Typical LASIK surgery can correct nearsightedness, but many patients find they still needed to purchase reading glasses as they age. This has changed thanks to modern technology. In Seattle Dr. Leavitt uses the latest customized LASIK techniques… Read More


Cataracts After LASIK

Cataracts will eventually develop in most people, including those who have had LASIK. Patients with signs of cataracts before LASIK should consider not having LASIK because vision may be better corrected with the intraocular lens used for cataract surgery. HOW ARE CATARACTS DEVELOPED? Cataracts are a natural clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye…. Read More


LASIK Candidate

If you’re tired of wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, you may wonder whether laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery is right for you. LASIK eye surgery may dramatically improve your life and the way you see it. Your candidacy depends on a comprehensive vision exam by an experienced eye doctor to determine your personal visual needs… Read More