Low Vision

Education,General Eye Care

What is Low Vision? Low vision is vision that cannot be corrected by conventional glasses, contacts, medical, or surgical treatment.1 While the severity may vary, a patient is considered to have low vision if they are unable to see well enough to do everyday activities including reading, driving, recognizing faces etc. Having low vision does not…

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Low vision symptoms

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) for Glaucoma

Education,Glaucoma

Glaucoma is defined as a progressive disorder of the optic nerve that is usually caused by elevated intra-ocular pressure. This insidious disease is predicted to affect nearly 4 million Americans by 2030. The end result of glaucoma, if left untreated, is blindness. Thankfully, if diagnosed early, there are multiple medical and surgical therapies that can…

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Glaucoma diagram

Eye Surgeon Becomes Eye Surgery Patient

Cataract Surgery,Education

I have been blessed with excellent vision all of my life. I did not need glasses until I turned 45 when I got reading glasses. I have been an Eye Surgeon since 1981 and have performed thousands of eye surgeries, primarily cataracts, corneal transplants, and LASIK. I am 72 years old. Most people have at…

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Brian McKillop MD

Cataract Surgery 101

Cataract Surgery,Education

Everything you need to know for a smooth and successful experience Cataracts are a fact of life. At some point, we’ll all get them. Just like wrinkles and gray hair, they’re part of our body’s aging process. They can be brought on by medications, injury, diabetes, or other medical or genetic disorders, but for most…

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Doctor with model of eye pointing at cornea

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Disease,Education

What it is, why it hurts, and how Eye Associates Northwest can ease your pain Are your eyes constantly uncomfortable? Burning? Red? Itchy? Does it feel like you’ve got grit in your eyes that just won’t go away? You’ve tried eye drops, eye flushes, and artificial tears but nothing fixes the problem. “It’s allergies,” you…

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Woman suffering itching scratching eyes outdoors in a park

Mid Face Lift

Education,Facial Aesthetic

As the face ages there is increased laxity and sagging of the soft tissues of the face. In the mid-face this results in exaggeration of the nasolabial folds or the “parenthesis” around the mouth due to descent of the cheeks. A mid face lift tightens and repositions to cheek to restore the natural youthful fullness…

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Plastic surgeon drawing lines over eyelid of a nice young female before cosmetic operation.

Brow Lift

Education,Facial Aesthetic

As the face ages there is increased laxity and sagging of the soft tissues and skin. In the upper face this results in: In brow lift surgery those structures are tightened and repositioned to reduce the deep lines of the upper face and restore the eyebrows to their youthful position. A browlift can be performed…

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Close-up of doctor's hand drawing correction lines on good looking man's face. Procedure before plastic surgery.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Education,Facial Aesthetic

As we age there are several anatomic changes occurring in the face: In lower eyelid surgery, the under eye bags are removed or repositioned in order to smooth out the transition between the lower eyelid and the cheek. Eyelid skin may also be removed or tightened in order to rejuvenate the lower lids. Lower eyelid…

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Multi Generation Family Having Fun In Garden Together Smiling To Camera

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Education,Facial Aesthetic

General Information: As we age there are several anatomic changes occurring in the face: In upper eyelid surgery the upper eyelid skin is removed to create a clean upper eyelid crease and reveal the skin above the eyelashes. The amount of skin removed varies between individuals to create an eye that looks natural and rejuvenated….

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Attractive woman after upper eyelid surgery