Mobile LASIK and Cataract Surgery Blog

Eye Doctor Serving Mobile, Alabama and the nearby Gulf Coast Area

August 12, 2016

Alabama LASIK surgeryLASIK eye surgery is a beneficial procedure that helps restore your vision. A new study conducted by the Cornea Research Foundation of America solidifies this concept by revealing new information about people who have used contact lenses prior to their LASIK surgery.


According to the Three-Year Longitudinal Survey Comparing Visual Satisfaction with LASIK and Contact Lenses, patients that previously used contact lenses were more satisfied with their LASIK results a year after their surgery when compared to non contact lens wearers. In fact, 88 percent of former contact users and 77 percent of former glasses wearers reported being strongly satisfied with their LASIK results three years later.


Overall, this study validates the safety and effectiveness of LASIK surgery resulting in patient satisfaction. Dr. Christopher Walton may recommend LASIK surgery if you have vision problems that require the use of contact lenses or glasses, such as...

August 10, 2016

Patients often ask various questions during their cataract surgery consultation. One of the most common ones Dr. Christopher Walton hears is, "What are the complications from cataract surgery?"




Dr. Walton has been serving patients in the Mobile, Alabama area for nearly a decade. Given his knowledge and expertise, you can rest assured your vision is in great hands. To determine if you are a good candidate for cataract surgery, Dr. Walton will meet with you in person to discuss your vision restoration goals.


If you are in the Mobile area and would like to discuss your eye surgery options, give our office a call at 251-341-3385 to schedule your consultation.


July 22, 2016

Many of our Mobile are patients opt for LASIK surgery when looking to restore their vision. Dr. Christopher Walton has seen 100% success in helping his patients achieve 20/20 vision or better. However, the first step to take is to determine if LASIK surgery is right for you. Take our quiz to find out!




Of course, Dr. Walton recommends meeting with him in person to fully determine if LASIK surgery is right for you. During your consultation, he will develop a personalized treatment plan and recommend procedures that correspond with your unique vision needs.


If you're in the Mobile, Alabama area and would like to schedule your LASIK consultation, give our office a call at 251-341-3385. We are dedicated to helping patients restore their vision in the Gulf Coast area.


June 28, 2016

Mobile LASIK SurgeryLASIK surgery can be a life-changing procedure. With advanced technology, LASIK surgery can be as fast as 30 minutes, and sometimes even less. However, many of our Mobile patients ask: how does this procedure work to correct vision?


  • Numbing Drops: Dr. Chris Walton will administer numbing eye drops. The effects of this medication take place within seconds, and last for about 15 minutes.

  • Corneal Flap: Dr. Walton will then create a flap in the corneal tissue using either a laser or a blade. The flap is then lifted for the next step in the process.

  • Laser Reshaping: this stage involves a state-of-the-art corrective laser, which is used to reshape the middle layer of your cornea. Dr. Walton uses the Allegretto Wave laser, one of the most advanced lasers available for LASIK procedures.

  • Flap Replacement: after the laser completes its process, the corneal flap is then replaced...
June 20, 2016

Cataracts occur when the lens of your eye becomes cloudy. This happens naturally due to again, but can often go undetected because the symptoms get ignored. Take this fun and quick quiz to find out if you're showing early sign of cataracts:


 



If you have signs of cataracts, our ophthalmologist, Dr. Christopher J. Walton can offer treatment options including simple cataract surgery.  Contact us today for your appointment by calling 251-341-3385. We are proud to serve clients in Mobile, Alabama and the Gulf Coast area. 


June 16, 2016

Mobile Cataract SurgeryCataracts affect more than 20 million Americans. Many of our Mobile patients seeking corrective eye procedures, such as cataract surgery, ask: what are cataracts, and what causes them? A cataract forms because of changes in the proteins that make up the lens of the eye.


The lens is a part of your eye that focuses light when it passes through, producing clear, sharp images. When cataracts form, the lens begins to grow "cloudy." This causes light to scatter as it passes through instead of focus, ultimately leaving you with blurry vision.


Cataracts can occur for a variety of different reasons, including:


  • Old age

  • Inherited genetic disorder

  • Medical conditions

  • Trauma

  • Medications

This condition can sometimes develop in one eye, but more commonly appears in both. However, this condition isn't always symmetrical, and can be more advanced in one eye when compared to the other.


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May 26, 2016

Several of our patients in the Pensacola area frequently ask: "When I get cataract surgery, will you operate on both eyes at the same time?" Cataract Surgery is different than LASIK, and it is important to know the differences between the two procedures.




Not everyone is a good candidate for cataract surgery. By speaking with Dr. Walton, you can construct a personalized treatment plan to help restore your vision. Give our dedicated team a call today at 251-341-3385 to set up your consultation. We proudly serve patients in the Mobile, Alabama, Pensacola, Florida and surrounding Gulf Coast areas.


May 19, 2016

Mobile, AL eye surgeryAs a Mobile, Alabama ophthalmologist, Dr. Chris Walton often treats patients in need of corrective eye surgery. While he instructs each patient individually based on their condition and surrounding circumstances, our experienced team has gathered the information you need to know in order to prepare for your eye surgery.


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One hundred percent of Dr. Walton's LASIK patients have obtained 20/20 vision, which is well above the national average. To prepare for this procedure, we suggest doing the following:


  • Stop wearing contact lenses: switch to wearing your glasses a few weeks prior to surgery. Contact lenses can distort the shape of your cornea, ultimately leading to a less than optimal outcome.

  • Skip eye makeup: avoid using eye makeup, cream or other substances on the day of and before your surgery. This will reduce your risk of infection.

  • Arrange for a ride home: ...

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