We’ve all heard of organ transplants, but many people don’t know that parts of the eye can be transplanted too, namely the cornea. The cornea The cornea is the clear, outer layer of the eye and is composed of three components: the outermost layer or epithelial layer, the middle or stromal layer, and the inner […]
It’s Halloween season and that means scary, frightening ghosts and goblins are on the way. Thankfully there’s nothing spooky when it’s time for cataract surgery, not to mention anything to be afraid of. But centuries ago, that wasn’t always the case. Before modern cataract surgery came to be, even before slightly less modern cataract surgery […]
Ophthalmologists and optometrists generally recommend eye exams every one or two years, depending on age. For people younger than 50, every two years is suggested, while those over 50 should make an appointment every year. Although you may not have any obvious vision problems, these examinations are important because some of the more problematic eye […]
You may have heard of Clear Lens Exchange (CLE) or Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) as an alternative to LASIK for people in their 60s and older. Watch Dr. Matthew Thompson, MD, explain what this procedure is and how it could be the key to help you see clearer.
How’s your golf game? Julie, an avid golfer, noticed her game on the decline. Watch her describe her story about how having cataract surgery with Dr. Tyson Schwiesow, MD, at Tower Clock Eye Center helped her feel younger, see clearer, and got her back to playing her best. We’ll see you out on the links, […]
Watch Tower Clock Eye Center’s fellowship trained cornea specialist Dr. Matthew Thompson, MD, explain the advantages of correcting astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery, and why he feels it is the best choice for patients to see their best. “Correcting your astigmatism and having the Toric lens placed in the eye, that’s something that […]
Cataract surgery testing at Tower Clock Eye Center is extensive and required to assure the clearest vision possible following the procedure. Whether you are referred by your normal optometrist or are a patient of one of our eye doctors, the first step in your cataract surgery evaluation is to make an appointment for your comprehensive […]
Watch Dr. Tyson Schwiesow, MD, explain laser vitreolysis as it relates to floaters. Floaters develop as we age and this treatment eliminates them safely and effectively.
Watch Tower Clock Eye Center’s Dr. Tyson Schwiesow, MD, explain Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) as a treatment for glaucoma. The procedure takes minutes and is a safe, effective treatment to lower eye pressure. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. If you have questions about SLT or any of our other treatments for glaucoma, please call […]
Fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist Dr. Kurt Schwiesow, MD, explains how medical marijuana, specifically THC, is not a preferred treatment for glaucoma.