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Cataract Surgery and Medicare

Cataracts are a common age-related vision problem. According to numbers from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 24.4 million Americans age 40 or older have cataracts. Half of all people age 75 or older have cataracts. Cataract surgery improves vision..

Apr 2nd, 2019
Driving after LASIK

Safe and popular, LASIK surgery is an excellent way to reduce dependence on glasses and contacts. Tens of millions of LASIK patients around the world have been pleased by their outcomes. Dr. Francis J. Clark has helped countless people in the Philadelphia,

Mar 5th, 2019
Cataract Risk Factors and Causes

Cataracts are extremely common in aging adults. This condition is characterized by cloudy or blurry vision. Fortunately, cataracts can be successfully treated with corrective eyewear or cataract surgery.

Feb 12th, 2019
LASIK Statistics

LASIK, which stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is one of the most popular elective procedures in the United States. The procedure has a high success rate for patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Jan 28th, 2019
History of Cataract Surgery

Patients suffering from cataracts can undergo cataract surgery to restore their vision. This treatment is one of the most common eye procedures performed today. It may surprise you to learn that cataract removal has been around for a long time, though...

Jan 2nd, 2019
LASIK Recovery Timeline

At Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC, we use advanced LASIK surgery techniques to correct common vision problems so our patients can see clearly without the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. When considering if LASIK is right for you...

Dec 3rd, 2018
Preventing Pain after LASIK

Patients who desire to reduce their need for eyeglasses and contacts can benefit from LASIK surgery at our Philadelphia, PA ophthalmology practice. This procedure reshapes the cornea using laser technology. As with any surgical procedure, there are...

Nov 18th, 2018
Side Effects of Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are a common eye condition that develop as a person ages. By the time a person reaches his or her 60s, there is about a 50 percent chance of having a cataract in one or both eyes. Cataracts blur the vision, make it more difficult to see...

Nov 2nd, 2018
A Brief Look at Cataract Statistics

Cataracts develop on the lens of the eye, causing blurry or foggy vision. Cataract surgery is one of the most effective ways to treat cataracts and restore clearer vision. Although cataract surgery is available to improve vision, cataracts remain one...

Oct 11th, 2018
LASIK and Sensitivity to Light

Laser vision treatment has become increasingly popular during the last several decades, due in large part to its proven effectiveness. The most popular form of laser vision treatment is LASIK. LASIK surgery alters the shape of the cornea to eliminate...

Sep 21st, 2018
Are Patients Awake for Cataract Surgery?

In a cataract surgery, the clouded lens of the eye is broken up and extracted. An intraocular lens (IOL) is then placed into the lens capsule as a replacement for the clouded lens. The procedure has variants, but generally, this is one of the most...

Aug 11th, 2018
Swimming after Lasik: What Can I Expect?

Glasses and contacts can be frustrating to use at the pool or beach. It is a catch 22: You must have glasses or contacts in order to see, but they can also make it extremely difficult to enjoy water activities like swimming...

Jul 19th, 2018
Cataracts and Discomfort

Cataracts are common and occur when protein cells break apart and gather on the lens of the eye. If left untreated, this condition can lead to blindness. Fortunately, cataract surgery allows us to preserve patients’ vision so they can reclaim...

Jun 14th, 2018
The Side Effects of LASIK: What Patients Should Know

More and more people are undergoing LASIK to improve their vision and reduce their dependence on corrective lenses. The surgery is safe and effective, though patients will experience some minor side effects as they recovery from the procedure.

May 3rd, 2018
What to Ask Before Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are a common issue as people get older. This clouding of the lenses of the eyes can impair vision, but thankfully there are plenty of options for treatment. One of the most routine procedures available, cataract surgery can help restore...

Apr 2nd, 2018
Choosing the Right IOL for Your Cataract Surgery

Deciding to undergo cataract surgery is a significant decision. If you are considering this treatment, you will also need to determine which type of intraocular lens (IOL) is right for you. At Ophthalmology Physicians and Surgeons in Philadelphia, PA...

Feb 20th, 2018
Benefits of the Symfony IOL

Cataract surgery involves removing a patient’s natural lens when it has been clouded over by the formation of a cataract. Once the affected lens has been removed, it is replaced with an artificial lens, or an intraocular lens (IOL). An IOL acts like a perm

Jan 30th, 2018
Diabetes and LASIK Surgery

Visual imperfections such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism can interfere with a person’s ability to complete basic daily functions. Since clear vision is vital to so many tasks, people who suffer from refractive errors must rely on presc

Jan 1st, 2018
Cataract Surgery Complications & Expectations

Cataract surgery is one of the safest surgeries performed in the United States today. It has an excellent success rate of 95-98%. The rate of complications increases in people who have other eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy or uveitis...

Feb 10th, 2017
Cataract Surgery Recovery Time

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been told you have cataracts. We know that the thought of eye surgery can be a bit scary—it’s your eyes after all. At Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, we’re here to help you every step of the way—before, during a

Jan 23rd, 2017
Dr. Clark Wins 2016 Bucks & Montgomery County Best Of...

With thousands of local people, places, and businesses competing in the most competitive Happening List contest ever, a select few have taken home top honors as winners. Dr. Francis Clark is one of the winners! He won 2016 Bucks and Montgomery County...

Dec 15th, 2016
Cataract Surgery: Traditional and Laser-Assisted

No matter what you enjoy in life, chances are you’re highly reliant on your eyesight. If your vision is clouded by cataracts, you may be losing the ability to fully experience what life has to offer. Here at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons we are proud

Nov 14th, 2016
Happy Employees, Happy Patients!

Each year Monster.com, The Intelligencer, Bucks County Courier Times, and Burlington County Times asks it's readership to vote on what is the "The Best Places to Work".

Oct 20th, 2016
Dr. Francis Clark Featured in Local Papers

Dr. Francis Clark, an ophthalmologist at Collegeville Eye Physicians & Surgeons, provided an Ask the Expert article in local Collegeville papers last week. He answered questions regarding eye care, specifically glaucoma treatment and laser cataract surgery

Oct 17th, 2016
Got Cataracts? MAKE SURE YOU’RE MAKING all the right choices.

There’s more to having cataract surgery than just getting rid of the cataract. Equally important is maximizing the quality of your vision. And thanks to technologies like laser cataract surgery and FDA-approved intraocular lenses (IOLs), there are multip

Oct 17th, 2016
Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons WINNER LASIK & EYE CARE PROVIDER

Every year Montgomery Magazine has a “Best Of” competition for Montgomery County. This year, Dr. Francis Clark won “Best of” for both LASIK and Eyecare. “We want to thank all our patients for voting for us, said Dr. Clark. “We care deeply about our....

Aug 16th, 2016
New Freedom for Patients with Glaucoma & Cataracts

It is not unusual that, as two relatively common diseases in the aging population, glaucoma and cataract can appear in the same person. Cataract, a clouding of the natural lens of the eye, is quite common in the elderly population...

Jul 10th, 2016
Get to know, Dr. Steven J. Kanoff, Ophthalmologist Philadelphia, PA

There has hardly been a day in the 20+ years of practicing ophthalmology in Philadelphia where Dr. Kanoff wasn’t looking forward to seeing his patients. “I consider it a privilege to help the wonderful people of Philadelphia with their eye care needs,”...

Jun 9th, 2016
Diabetes and Your Eyes

Eye problems are among the most significant complications of diabetes, and eye problems from diabetes are the most common cause of blindness in people of working age. Approximately 1,348,305 people in Pennsylvania, or 12.1% of the population...

Jun 3rd, 2016
What you need to do before choosing a cataract surgeon…

Cataracts are the result of the natural lens inside the eye becoming cloudy as it ages. Most everyone, if they live long enough, will develop cataracts at some point in their lifetime, and we presently do not know how to prevent their formation. Cataract

May 5th, 2016
The Importance of having an Annual, Comprehensive Eye Exam

Many patients get confused about having a vision screening and a comprehensive eye exam. There is a difference between a vision screening and a comprehensive eye exam. A vision screening identifies vision problems, but it does not take the place...

Apr 11th, 2016
Upcoming Events

Come Join the Fun at the Health Fair on March 10 Mark your calendars and plan on joining us at the Ben Wilson Senior Center. Festivities run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 at the Ben Wilson Senior Center located at 580 Delmont Ave. in Warmins

Feb 23rd, 2016