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Does Cataract Surgery Last a Lifetime?

Cataracts that cloud, blur, or block your vision are an extremely common problem. In fact, Over 25 million Americans suffer from cataracts. It’s an issue we see daily at Brooks Eye Associates, and our cataract surgeons have…

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Can I Use My HSA or FSA for LASIK?

LASIK eye surgery is a life-changing procedure, one that the team at Brooks Eye Associates has used to help countless patients improve their vision and their lives. Many patients are aware of the benefits LASIK provides, but are…

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Improving Outcomes for Plano Cataract Patients

Introducing the AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Trifocal IOL During cataract surgery, your eyes’ clouded natural lens is replaced by an artificial intraocular lens, called an IOL. There are many different types of IOLs, each with different functions and benefits that can make...

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Glaucoma Awareness/ Tips to Preserve Your Vision

More than 2 million people in the United States suffer from glaucoma, and through the years, this number will continue to increase considerably. Unfortunately, this disease is symptomless and unpreventable. During the month of August, the doctors and staff at Brooks...

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May is Healthy Vision Month

In association with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the doctors and staff of Brooks Eye Associates want to remind you and your family the importance of scheduling and attending annual eye exams to attend to and become more aware of your current eye health. May...

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Schedule your annual eye exams this April!

In association with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the doctors and staff of Brooks Eye Associates want to remind you and your family of the importance of scheduling annual eye exams. April is a time for spring flowers, gardening and being outside. So, we’re...

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February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month

In association with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the doctors and staff of Brooks Eye Associates want to remind you and your family the importance of scheduling and attending annual eye exams to detect and prevent blindness from Age-Related Macular...

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We Are Moving!!!

WE ARE MOVING!!! That’s right. We’re moving! On January 11, 2019, we are saying “so long” to our old office and “hello” to our new, state-of-the-art building in North Plano. Starting January 14, 2019, our offices will be at: 9955 Gillespie Drive, Suite 100Plano, Texas...

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Deciding When To Have Cataract Surgery

Just because you have a cataract does not necessarily mean you need surgery. In many cases, patients live for months or even years without serious vision problems related to their condition. However, when it starts interfering with your daily activities, it might be...

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Women’s Eye Disease

More than 4.4 million Americans age 40 and older suffer from visual impairment, including blindness, and the majority of these are women, according to Prevent Blindness America. Women are at a higher risk for vision loss from such diseases as cataracts, macular...

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What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?

Age-Related Macular Degeneration is a common – yet serious - eye disease that affects the macula (located centrally in the back of the eye) among people age 50 and older. The macula is the part of the eye that allows you to see fine details in your central vision for...

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What is a Secondary Cataract?

What is Secondary Cataract? Posterior capsule opacity often referred to as “secondary cataract,” occurs when a hazy membrane forms behind the artificial lens placed during cataract surgery. Secondary cataracts are rare – occurring in only about 10% of all cataract...

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What are the Risk Factors for Cataracts?

What are the Risk Factors for Cataracts? Age is one of the biggest risk factors for the development of cataracts. This is particularly true if you have a family history of cataracts or an existing medical condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Other risk...

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Cataracts and Sunlight

Cataracts and Sunlight Exposure to UV light from the sun and other sources has been shown to increase risks for cataracts. Even early in life, excessive and unprotected sun exposure can begin to change the eye’s lens, making it more likely that cataracts will develop...

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Freckles in the Eye

Freckles in the Eye You’ve no doubt seen freckles on the skin – those little brown spots that are caused by exposure to UV rays. Many people are surprised to find out that freckles can also appear in the eyes and may be detected when pupils are dilated during...

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Lattice Degeneration

Lattice Degeneration Lattice degeneration is an eye disease that causes the peripheral retina to become atrophic in a lattice pattern. The holes, tears, and breaks that cause this pattern can greatly increase risks for retinal detachment. In fact, Lattice degeneration...

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Types of Premium Lens Implants

Types of Premium Lens Implants During cataract surgery, the clouded natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens. This process allows for the complete removal of the cataract and when premium lens implants are used, may even address...

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Advanced Cataract Surgery Technology

Advanced Cataract Surgery Technology At Brooks Eye Associates, your comfort, safety, and satisfaction are our top priorities. Dallas eye surgeon Dr. Dain Brooks has incorporated advanced technology into our practice, helping ensure the best experience and most...

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How Smoking Impacts Vision

How Smoking Impacts Vision Smoking can have a profound impact on the health of your entire body – and your eyes are no exception. In fact, smokers are up to four times more likely to develop macular degeneration than nonsmokers. Even those who have only been exposed...

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Macular Degeneration Treatment

Macular Degeneration Treatment Macular degeneration is an eye disease that typically occurs later in life, particularly for those that are over 65. It happens when the layer of your retina, the macula, deteriorates. When this happens, you may experience the following...

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