Mobile LASIK and Cataract Surgery Blog

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June 26, 2018

Cataracts are one of the leading causes of vision loss nationwide. About 95 percent of cataracts are simply a result of aging, and the risk begins increasing after age 40. June is Cataract Awareness Month, and we'd like to remind our community that early detection and treatment are important ways to combat the visual loss of cataracts. A complete dilated eye exam allows your eye doctor to see if cataracts or other eye problems are developing.

Cataract surgery is an effective, safe way to remove cataracts and replace them with a premium intraocular lens. Dr. Chris Walton is an experienced, skilled cataract surgeon serving the Gulf Coast area. To arrange a consultation with Dr. Walton in Mobile, or if you have any questions about cataracts, your vision or your eye health, please call us at 251-581-7484.

Cataract statistics in the US infographic

June 05, 2018

Pregnant Alabama woman reading a book with glasses on a couchIf you've been considering LASIK and have found out you are pregnant, you should wait until after childbirth and breastfeeding before getting LASIK. While the procedure itself does not require heavy sedation and probably would not affect a developing fetus, we do not perform LASIK for pregnant women because of pregnancy-related vision changes and the medications involved. Please read more below, and if you have any questions at all, call the practice of experienced Mobile, AL, ophthalmologist Dr. Chris Walton, at 251-341-3385.

Why LASIK is Not Recommended during Pregnancy

LASIK is not recommended while you are pregnant and until after you have stopped breastfeeding, if you are breastfeeding. Here are the reasons:

  • Pregnancy may affect the stability of your vision prescription. Good candidates for LASIK must have a glasses or contacts prescription that has...
June 04, 2018

If you're interested in LASIK, your choice of surgeon is one of the most important decisions you can make. Dr. Christopher Walton is an experienced ophthalmologist who has been performing LASIK for many years. At this point in his career, his rate of achieving 20/20 vision for his patients is about 100 percent. This is aided by his state-of-the-art technology, which improves visual outcomes. Laser-assisted measurements and the use of lasers in the procedure significantly improve your results. One such technology at our practice is the Allegretto Wave laser.

To find out if you are a candidate for LASIK in Mobile, Alabama, please call the practice of Dr. Chris Walton at 251-341-3385.

May 30, 2018

Woman with better vision after eye careMay is nationally recognized as Healthy Vision Month. Ophthalmologists are always thinking about ways to improve their patients' eye health and vision, and this month in particular helps to shine a light on those issues. Please keep reading for helpful tips and information.

If you have any questions at all about LASIK, cataracts, eye diseases or eye health, please feel free to call our practice at 251-341-3385. Dr. Chris Walton is an experienced ophthalmologist who has been providing care to patients in the Gulf Coast for more than a decade.

Tips for Better Eye Health

There are many ways you can promote better eye health and vision. The following are a few main points we'd like to highlight.

Treatment for cataracts is important. Left untreated, cataracts will continue to progress, eventually leading to blindness. Cataract surgery is an effective procedure that replaces...

May 09, 2018

LenSx® is a device that allows Dr. Chris Walton to perform laser-assisted cataract surgery. The addition of an advanced laser makes cataract surgery more precise than ever before. In the hands of a skilled surgeon, the LenSx improves the ability of the eye doctor to provide great visual outcomes.

If you aren't sure whether laser-assisted eye surgery is right for you, please call our practice at 251-341-3385. We are happy to answer any questions you may have as you consider this procedure. Cataracts continue to grow until they may rob you of your vision completely. If you believe you have a cataract, then cataract surgery is usually always recommended. The procedure removes the clouded lens of the eye and replaces it with an intraocular lens. This restores your vision and the cataract cannot return.

To arrange a consultation or to learn more, please call us in Mobile...

April 30, 2018

Man smiling after LASIK surgery in Mobile ALFew medical procedures have the same power to quickly and effectively improve a patient's quality of life as LASIK, or the corrective laser vision surgery performed by ophthalmologist Dr. Chris Walton.

LASIK produces a lasting alternative to wearing contact lenses or glasses.

It's natural to have questions about any medical procedure, much less one that affects something as important as your vision. Dr. Walton recognizes that when his patients know exactly what to expect from the LASIK procedure, they are less likely to experience anxiety or trepidation prior to surgery.

With that in mind, here are three of the most common questions patients have about LASIK.

Question No. One: How is LASIK performed?

Answer: In order to correct a patient's astigmatism, myopia or hyperopia, Dr. Walton will use a medical laser to manipulate the eye's cornea in a way that improves the patient's...

April 26, 2018

During cataract surgery, the clouded lens is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens, or IOL. These lenses function much like a natural one, bending the incoming light so that it focuses correctly and provides clear vision. Cataract surgery is very safe and very effective. It's a great way for patients to restore their vision and put a stop to the progressive vision loss caused by the cataract.

The only way to know if this surgery is right for you is to visit Dr. Walton for a one-on-one consultation and exam. He will make sure you know all of your options for seeing clearly once again. At our practice, Dr. Walton offers the standard cataract procedure as well as a laser-assisted procedure. While the laser procedure is not covered by insurance, it does provide maximum precision, optimum results and eliminates the need for eyeglasses.

Call our experienced Mobile, Alabama, ophthalmology staff,...

April 18, 2018

Nationwide, roughly one in six people age 40 and over suffer from cataracts, making this type of eye disorder one the country’s leading causes of blindness.

By the time most Americans turn 80, more than half of their peers suffer from cataract-related vision loss.

Exactly what is a cataract? It’s cloudy buildup around the lens of your eye that generally happens with aging and negatively impacts the way light hits your retina, therefore diminishing your vision.

Dr. Walton is well-versed in cataract surgery options. But even before cataracts develop, there are steps that you can take to diminish the likelihood that you will suffer from this type of age-related vision loss.

Amend Your Diet

Vegetables for eye health in Mobile ALMuch the same way that unhealthy foods can contribute to illness, certain healthy food options can support vision and eye wellness, and...