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    What You Need to Know About Floaters, Flashes, and Retinal Detachments

    Last updated 1 year ago

    To understand many bothersome, and potentially threatening, eye conditions such as floaters, flashes, and retinal detachment, it helps to have a basic understanding of the eye’s anatomy. Watch this helpful video that illustrates how the eye is structured and why floaters and flashes occur.

    The retina is the light-sensitive tissue of the inner eye that perceives an image based on light focused from the cornea and lens. The gel that lies between the retina and lens is called the vitreous. When this gel thickens or shrinks over time, it can cause tears and bleeding in the eye, which result in floaters appearing. Another cause for floaters and light flashes include trauma, migraines, and retinal detachment. Detachment of the retina is a serious cause for concern and should be immediately addressed by your doctor.

    To learn more about these and other treatable eye conditions, be sure to contact Boston Laser at (617) 566-0062. Let us be your choice for today’s state-of-the-art LASIK procedures.

    A Complete Overview of the CustomVue LASIK Procedure

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Over the last decade, millions of Americans have discovered the benefits that laser eye surgery can bring to their vision. Using advanced FDA-approved devices such as the CustomVue, LASIK surgeons can offer precise and accurate results for patients with vision problems, including refractive errors. Here is a complete overview of the CustomVue LASIK procedure:

    Analyze the Condition of the Eye

    • The first step in treating the eye with CustomVue technology is to scan the eye to determine the extent of its imperfections. CustomVue is able to perform this analysis 25 times more accurately than standard LASIK technology, which means the patient will receive more precise treatment and better results.

    Create an Effective Treatment Plan

    • After a laser vision correction surgeon has used the CustomVue device to scan the eye, he or she will transfer the results to another component of the system that will guide tailored treatment of the individual’s eye. This data is paired with the VISX Star S4 IR Excimer Laser, the surgeon’s main tool during the procedure.

    Reshape the Cornea to Treat Refractive Errors

    • Using the VISX Star S4 IR, the eye surgeon will then begin the process of reshaping the cornea in order to correct such refractive errors as myopia and astigmatism. Because of its precise measurements, CustomVue LASIK is able to correct even the most severely misshapen corneas.

    Guide Patient through Successful Recovery

    • After the CustomVue LASIK procedure is completed, the medical team will help ensure a smooth recovery for patients. Those recovering can expect to see halos or ghost images and have itchy or dry eyes. Once these possible side effects subside, patients will enjoy improved sight and a reduced dependency on glasses.

    If you’d like to find out if you’re a candidate for the CustomVue LASIK procedure, contact Boston Laser. Each of our skilled surgeons is experienced in using the most advanced technology to help clients achieve more perfect vision. Call us at (617) 566-0062 to set up your LASIK consultation today. 

    "My eyes are working perfectly"

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Hello Boston Laser, I'm really happy they way you proffecional staff treat me the last time I got my LASIK surgery back in May 2012. I'm really thankful everything went well. I really enjoyed that experience. My eyes are working perfectly, I'm referring friends to your office . I know they will not be disappointed with Dr. Melki . Thanks again Dr.... More
    Joel Sosa

    Understanding Cataract Surgery

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Cataracts are the clouding of the eye’s lens, and they drastically affect vision. Cataracts are common in older adults and can occur in one or both eyes. Thankfully, there are several types of eye surgery designed to remove cataracts. To learn more about cataract surgery at Boston Laser, read on.

    The Basics of Cataract Surgery

    • Cataract surgery is a relatively simple form of eye surgery, taking only 15 minutes to perform, and is the most common surgical procedure in the United States. The cataract and the natural lens are broken into several pieces and easily extracted from the eye. An implant is then gently placed in the eye to act as a replacement lens and decrease dependency on glasses in the future. This implant is either accommodative or multifocal, depending on your vision needs. Dr. Melki of Boston Laser performs state-of-the-art cataract surgery using a revolutionary no-stich, no-needle technique.


    • Phacoemulsification is the process of removing cataracts from the eye. During phacoemulsification, an ultrasonic oscillating probe is inserted into the eye, breaking the natural lens into pieces. Because cataracts cannot be removed from the lens, the lens itself must be replaced. The emulsified sections of the lens are then suctioned from the eye, effectively removing the cataract and correcting vision. Finally, the implant is placed in the eye to help focus light onto the retina. Vision should return quickly after the eye surgery, and recovery will be brief.

    Posterior Capsulotomy

    • Occasionally, a posterior capsulotomy is necessary following traditional cataract surgery. During initial eye surgery, the anterior lens capsule is removed via phacoemulsification to destroy the cataract, and the posterior capsule remains intact. However, for a small percentage of patients, the posterior lens capsule clouds following eye surgery. A posterior capsulotomy is a five-minute laser eye surgery that restores vision to the affected eyes. Recovery is minimal, and any side effects should dissipate in a few days.

    The surgeons at Boston Laser are pioneers in the field of cataract surgery. We also perform state-of-the-art, custom LASIK procedures, cosmetic surgery, and regular eye exams. For more information on our vision correction procedures or our Boston practice, call (617) 566-0062 or visit our website.

    The Benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery

    Last updated 2 years ago

    LASIK eye surgery is a form of laser vision correction that virtually eliminates the need for glasses or contact lenses. LASIK is one of the most popular eye surgeries in the United States, and for good reason. 

    Many LASIK patients experience near-perfect vision immediately following surgery. LASIK eye surgery also allows patients to discontinue use of corrective eyewear, enjoy new sports such as swimming and skydiving, and explore careers requiring excellent vision, such as law enforcement. Watch this video to hear more about the benefits of LASIK.

    The experienced surgeons at Boston Laser specialize in LASIK surgeries. For more information regarding LASIK or other laser vision correction procedures in Boston, call (617) 566-0062.

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