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Cataract and Astigmatism: Fix both with a toric IOL

People who have cataracts also have the option to correct astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery. These lenses, known as toric lenses, reduce or eliminate the need for glasses after a cataract procedure and now meet the needs of more patients than ever before. Toric Lenses A toric lens replaces the natural lens similar […]




What is posterior capsule opacification (PCO)?

Cataract surgery is one of the most common, safest and successful surgeries performed in the U.S. Few issues arise after any cataract procedure, and the vast majority of patients come to have the best vision they have experienced in years. However, about 30% of patients will develop something called posterior capsule opacification (PCO). Cataract surgery […]


Blepharitis: symptoms and treatments

Red, watery eyes, skin flakes around the eyes, greasy eyelids: they’re all symptoms of blepharitis, a common eye disease that affects the area of the eyelid where the eyelashes grow. The disease is a chronic condition that is easy to treat, but difficult to cure. Blepharitis presents when small oil glands on the eyelid become […]


Cataract surgery: Does it hurt?

Among the most common questions ophthalmologists get from patients facing cataract surgery is if the procedure is painful. Cataract surgery is rarely painful and most patients who have gone through the procedure say they only had slight discomfort. After surgery, most patients are relieved how fast and relatively pain-free the procedure is. Patients need to […]



What is a YAG capsulotomy?

Cataract surgery involves the removal of a cloudy natural lens inside the eye and the replacement of an artificial one. The natural lens has several layers, and all of these are removed during surgery except for the very back layer, known as the posterior capsule. The posterior capsule is important because it will hold the […]




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02.15.18

Cataract and Astigmatism: Fix both with a toric IOL

People who have cataracts also have the option to correct astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery. These lenses, known as toric lenses, reduce or eliminate the need for glasses after a cataract procedure and now meet the needs of more patients than ever before. Toric Lenses A toric lens replaces the natural lens similar... read more

02.14.18

MCW students shadow Dr. Karl Schwiesow, MD

Dr. Karl Schwiesow, MD, instructed several Medical College of Wisconsin students on basic skills in ophthalmology today as part of a Bench-to-Beside course. The students received hands-on experience in many tests and exams under the direction of Dr. Karl. Students learned all aspects of an ocular examination, including how to take into consideration a patient’s... read more

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