Eye Muscle Surgery

Eye muscle surgery is a surgical procedure that is performed on the extraocular muscles to correct strabismus. The procedure is also known as strabismus surgery, extraocular muscle surgery, or eye alignment surgery. In the United States, approximately 1.2 million procedures are performed each year making it the third most common […]

What is an Inpatient Surgery?

What is an Inpatient Surgery? Inpatient surgery refers to any surgical procedure after which a patient needs to remain in the hospital overnight or longer. The length of stay depends on the patient’s health status and the type of procedure performed. While there is a clear tendency to move several […]

What is an Outpatient Surgery

What is an outpatient surgery Outpatient surgery is a type of surgical therapy in which the patient is operated on and can go home on the same day. Overnight hospital stay is not required. It is also known as ambulatory surgery, day or same-day surgery. More and more surgical procedures […]

10 of the Best Books For Anatomy

10 Best Books For Anatomy During my medical training one of the most challenging and difficult-to-memorize subjects would definitely have to be anatomy. Anatomy is the study of body structure, hence detailed images and textual explanations are necessary for effective studying. All the bulky information about the muscles, bones, blood […]

Is your vision impaired? Tips to cope

If you have low vision or impaired vision from conditions like nearsightedness, cataracts, glaucoma, or macular degeneration, you know this situation comes with many challenges. These may range from moderate (needing glasses to read or drive) to profound (losing your independence or the ability to see a loved one’s face clearly). […]

Not yet ready for cataract surgery? Try these tips

Starting around age 40, the lenses of your eyes start becoming cloudy, a condition known as cataracts. In many people, cataracts eventually become so dense that their vision becomes blurry or distorted. By age 80, more than half of Americans will have developed a cataract or had cataract surgery. This surgery […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder is a condition related to brain development that impacts how a person perceives and socializes with others, causing problems in social interaction and communication. The disorder also includes limited and repetitive patterns of behavior. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), a publication by the […]

Sleep to solve a problem

“Sleep on it. Things will look better in the morning.” This advice, often given by a parent, is said with love and good intentions, but it still makes us roll our eyes, because we just want to go to sleep — not think, not assess options. We certainly don’t want […]


Capsulotomy is a type of eye surgery in which an incision is made into the capsule of the crystalline lens of the eye. In cataract surgery, the lens capsule is usually retained and used to contain and position the intraocular lens implant (IOL). There are two type of capsulotomy depending […]


Vitrectomy is a surgical operation to remove some or all of the vitreous humor from the eye in order to treat eye conditions such as retinal detachment, macular pucker, diabetic retinopathy etc. The vitreous humor is the clear gel that fills the space between the lens and the retina of […]

Laser Cataract Surgery

Laser cataract surgery, also known as refractive Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (ReLACS) involves the removal of the natural eye lens which has developed an opacification (cloudiness) known as cataract with the aid of a laser which provides a more reliable, repeatable, precise incision than a surgeon can do by hand, i.e […]

Oculoplastic Surgery

Oculoplastic Surgery – Overview Oculoplastic surgery, also known as oculoplastics refers to a variety of surgical procedures that deal with the eye socket, eyelids, tear ducts and the face. Oculoplastics also involve the reconstruction of the eye and associated structures. The procedure is performed by ophthalmologists who have undergone specialized […]