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Our blog helps you discover a multitude of ways to maintain the health of your eyes with the help of Dr. Young H. Choi. At our Birmingham, AL office, we notice many patient questions and procedures tend to overlap. This blog's purpose is to cover many important and trending topics in eye health, including LASIK, cataract surgery, and other procedures you may be interested in learning more about. We also address frequently asked questions that patients may have, such as "who can and cannot get LASIK?" and "how safe is cataract surgery?".

Tired of Seeing Halos Around Lights? Consider Refractive Cataract Surgery

Dr. Young H. Choi | 03/21/2023

Halos around lights may be the result of cataracts. Learn how refractive cataract surgery reduces cataract symptoms and common refractive errors.


What Makes SMILE A Good Alternative to LASIK?

Dr. Young H. Choi | 02/24/2023

Are you interested in vision correction but have thin corneas or dry eyes? Learn about our innovative SMILE procedure, a trusted LASIK alternative.


Can I Get Refractive Cataract Surgery on Both Eyes at the Same Time?

Dr. Young H. Choi | 01/22/2023

Refractive cataract surgery replaces a cloudy lens with an artificial intraocular lens. Read about refractive surgery and how the process works here.


Is Rubbing My Eyes After LASIK Harmful?

Dr. Young H. Choi | 12/16/2022

LASIK eye surgery can improve your vision if you follow all post-treatment instructions. Learn about LASIK recovery and how the process works here.


Why do I Have Trouble Seeing Things That Are Far Away?

Dr. Young H. Choi | 11/21/2022

Laser eye surgery is a great way to treat common refractive errors like nearsightedness. Read the details of SMILE and LASIK procedures at our clinic.


What Refractive Errors Can be Improved With Refractive Cataract Surgery?

Dr. Young H. Choi | 10/15/2022

Refractive cataract surgery can reduce common refractive errors like myopia and hyperopia. Learn about this innovative procedure at our eye clinic.


Who Can and Cannot Get LASIK Eye Surgery?

Dr. Young H. Choi | 09/22/2022

Refractive errors make it challenging to see objects from nearby or far away. Learn about refractive surgery and who is an ideal candidate for LASIK.


Will Nearsighted Vision Ever Improve on its Own?

Dr. Young H. Choi | 08/21/2022

Myopia makes it hard to see objects from far away. Read about nearsighted vision and how refractive surgery may reduce your dependency on glasses.


Will I Be Able to See Better at Night After Refractive Cataract Surgery?

Dr. Young H. Choi | 07/17/2022

Refractive cataract surgery uses a premium intraocular lens to restore cloudy vision. See how our innovative IOLs may also address poor night vision.


Here's What to Expect After Your LASIK Surgery

Dr. Young H. Choi | 06/07/2022

Refractive surgery has helped many patients achieve clear vision for life. Learn about LASIK surgery and what to expect during the recovery process.


Will I Still Need Glasses After Refractive Cataract Surgery?

Dr. Young H. Choi | 05/14/2022

Some patients do not need glasses after refractive cataract surgery. Get an eye exam in Birmingham and see how intraocular lenses enhance your vision.


Can Astigmatism Get Worse After Refractive Cataract Surgery?

Dr. Young H. Choi | 04/16/2022

Refractive cataract surgery can eliminate cloudy vision and address refractive errors, like astigmatism. Learn about our advanced IOL options here.


What is the Maximum Eyesight for LASIK?

Dr. Young H. Choi | 03/08/2022

LASIK surgery is an effective form of vision correction for the right candidates. Learn about our prescription requirements for LASIK procedures here.


Which Laser Vision Correction Procedure is Better for Myopia?

Dr. Young H. Choi | 02/07/2022

Nearsightedness causes blurry vision when trying to view objects far away. See why LASIK eye surgery is a popular solution for patients with myopia.


Can I Get Laser Eye Surgery After Refractive Cataract Surgery?

Dr. Young H. Choi | 01/15/2022

Laser eye surgery can reduce your dependency on aids like glasses. See if you are a candidate for vision correction after refractive cataract surgery.


How Safe is LASIK Eye Surgery?

Dr. Young H. Choi | 12/14/2021

Laser vision correction is safe as long as you work with an experienced eye doctor. Learn the details of LASIK eye surgery during an assessment today.


What Age is the Best for Refractive Cataract Surgery?

Dr. Young H. Choi | 11/06/2021

Lens replacement surgery can treat cloudy vision caused by cataracts. Learn more about cataract surgery and when to get this treatment at our office.


How Safe is Refractive Cataract Surgery?

Dr. Young H. Choi | 10/21/2021

Refractive cataract surgery is one of the most common procedures we perform. See how our advanced refractive IOLs improve your eyesight at our clinic.


How is Refractive Cataract Surgery Performed?

Dr. Young H. Choi | 09/14/2021

Refractive cataract surgery removes your cloudy lens and replaces it with a clear one. Read the details of surgery can how we treat vision loss here.


How Soon After SMILE Can I Swim?

Dr. Young H. Choi | 08/08/2021

SMILE eye surgery can make your vision clearer than ever. Learn the details of SMILE recovery and when you can turn to activities like swimming here.


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