Inside our eyes, we have a natural lens - much like a contact lens. This lens bends light rays that enter into the eye that produce the clear vision that we would normally see. When you are a baby, this lens is almost always clear. However, as we age and due to external factors (such as too much sun) this lens can become "cloudy" or "foggy." The result is blurry vision. Instead of looking through a clear lens on the inside of your eye, you are now looking through a foggy lens. This is what eye doctors commonly refer to as a Cataract.
Up North Eye Care has the technology and expertise to diagnose and co-manage this eye disorder at their eye clinic located between Staples and Baxter Minnesota. Since eye surgery is often needed to replace the cloudy lens, Up North Eye Care has relationships with the best eye surgeons in the area where it is very normal for our eye clinic to diagnose cataracts and educate patients before surgery and then provide post-operation and continuation of primary care after surgery as well.
The good news is that thousands of cataract surgeries happen all around our country every week. For a trained eye surgeon, the surgery is a generally a routine surgery with immediate results being observed within days of the surgery. A small incision is made on the side of the eye where the cloudy cataract lens is quickly removed and then replaced with a clear lens.
The benefit of choosing to use Up North Eye Care for your annual eye exams is that Dr. Stephanie Parrish has lived in the Brainerd Lakes Area for over 15 years and has developed relationships with trusted surgeons that can be counted on to deliver the best possible surgical care to our patients. Good communication, relationships, and connections can make a big difference in the quality of care received and Up North Eye Care works together with the surgeon from start to finish to ensure that every patient receives the best results possible every time.
Up North Eye Care uses the OCT to help in the diagnosis of macular degeneration as well as other retinal diseases and conditions. Optical Coherence Tomography is a noninvasive imaging technology used to obtain high resolution cross-sectional images of the retina. The layers within the retina can be differentiated and retinal thickness can be measured to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of retinal diseases and conditions.