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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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12.01.22

Leaders in glaucoma care – iStent infinite

Dr. Kurt Schwiesow, MD, is the first ophthalmologist in Wisconsin (and one of the first in the U.S.) to implant the new iStent infinite - a device recently approved by the FDA to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) in glaucoma patients. iStent infinite is the first micro-invasive, stand-alone implantable MIGS device available. Learn more about iStent... read more

11.22.22

Thanksgiving hours 2022

All Tower Clock Eye Center locations will close this Thursday (11/24) and Friday (11/25) to celebrate the holiday. We will reopen on Monday with regular clinic hours. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!

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