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photo 1499125562588 29fb8a56b5d5Dr. Young H. Choi MD specializes in surgical solutions for common eye problems. From LASIK to cataract surgery, our office can help you keep your vision clear for years to come. Cataracts are one of the leading causes of vision impairment. They develop when eye proteins are damaged and make it harder to see.

There are many risk factors for cataracts, from age and gender to family history, but there are also behavioral changes that can help reduce your risk. If you're interested in preventative eye care, one way you can try to reduce your chances of developing cataracts is by changing your diet. Certain foods, especially ones high in vitamins C and E, can help. Here are some suggestions.

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Protecting Eyes ComputersHere at our practice, we know that using the computer and other electronic devices is a part of everyday life. As we become more reliant on technology, however, we also need to be thinking about how to protect our eyes from extended computer use. Fortunately, Young H. Choi MD. has some helpful tips for you.

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Floaters in Eye
Here at our office, we don't just provide innovative surgical options. Young H. Choi MD can also answer any questions you may have about your eyes. We know that a potential eye problem can be alarming, so we're here to put to rest any fears that you might have and find you the treatments you need. One common question we get is about floaters in the eye. What are these eye floaters? Could they be a sign of a problem? Read on to find out more about them.

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There is a lot of misinformation out there these days, so if you are considering LASIK, make sure you get your facts right. LASIK may very well be your path to better vision, but is it right for everyone? You can't really know if this procedure is the most practical choice for you without getting accurate information about it. Get educated about this very common procedure. Busting some of the top Birmingham myths about LASIK eye surgery is a good place to start.

1. The Recovery Time After LASIK is Long

LASIK is a simple procedure for most people with minimal recovery time. Plan to get at least one day of rest after the surgery, but you should be back to your normal activities very quickly. The doctor will explain the timeline to you prior to the procedure.

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It's hard to imagine that as far back as the 1950s techniques were being developed that would influence modern eye care. Today, LASIK surgery is one of the most progressive and innovative options available for people who grow tired of worrying about glasses or contact lenses. Consider some facts about the history of LASIK and what the future holds for laser vision correction in Birmingham.

In the Beginning

As early as the 1950s, medical scientists were looking for ways to correct vision by altering the shape of the cornea, but it was ophthalmologist Jose Barraquer in Colombia that started the LASIK history story when he found the first surgical solution to vision correction. He perfected a procedure that cut a flap into the cornea in order to change its shape. That is the still the basis of modern techniques like LASIK.

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getty medium getty 13566 483204742You know what you put into your body matters for health, but does that include your eye health? The nutrients you get from food are a big part of keeping your eyes healthy. For example, age-related macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S., but studies show the right combination of diet and lifestyle reduce those risks. What foods should Birmingham residents eat to keep your vision strong and your eyes fit?

 

 

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Image: Type stating "Cataracts" + Eye GlassesCloudy or blurry vision may be a sign of a condition that affects many people as they grow older. In fact, it is one of the most prevalent age-related eye conditions in the U.S.

Living with cataracts is a little like trying to see through a foggy window. You might see shapes and movement on the other side but never get a clear enough view to read, navigate around or enjoy what you see. Cataracts tend to develop slowly, but will eventually interfere with your quality of life.

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Do you find it harder to see things close up? Maybe you are holding your smartphone at arm’s length just trying to read your messages. If you are over 40, then you are probably suffering from a condition called presbyopia.

Presbyopia a common problem people face as they get older. It usually becomes noticeable after the age of 40 and continues to get worse until around the age of 65. The good news is it’s very treatable. Find out more about why presbyopia is a normal part of the aging process and how making an appointment with your favorite eye doctor in Birmingham can help.

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If you have been told you have astigmatism, you are not alone. The truth is most people do have this problem to some degree, but it doesn’t always affect vision enough to require correction. Astigmatism is often associated with common vision issues like myopia or hyperopia, though. What is astigmatism and how does it happen?