Steven L. Cahan, M.D.         (828) 252-5668

                Complete & Personal EyeCare


      Patient  Education

For information from the 
        American Academy of Ophthamology,      

         Please click on any of the links below
               to learn about that topic.

Click on these links for GENERAL & OVERVIEW topics:
How the Eye Works:
The Aging Eye:
Laser Surgery of the Eye:
About Eye Drops:

Click on these links for REFRACTIVE ERROR related topics:
(Refractive Errors include nearsightedness, farsightedness, & astigmatism)
Refractive Errors (Nearsightedness, Farsightedness, etc.):
Contact Lenses:

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK):

Click on these links for CATARACT related topics:
Intraocular Lens (IOL):
YAG Laser Capsulotomy for Secondary Cataracts:

Prostate Medications & Cataract Surgery:

Click on these links for GLAUCOMA related topics:
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) for glaucoma:
Visual Field Testing:
Laser Iridotomy & Closed-Angle Glaucoma:
Glaucoma Surgery:

Click on these links for MACULAR DEGENERATION related topics:
Macular Degeneration:
Vitamins and Macular Degeneration:
Intra-Ocular Injections of Anti-VEGF medications (Lucentis & Avastin):

Click on these links for RETINA related topics:
Vitreous Floaters & Light Flashes:
Detached & Torn Retina:
Diabetic Retinopathy:
Macular Pucker (Epiretinal Membrane):
Macular Hole:
Cystoid Macular Edema (CME):
Fluorescein Angiography:
Vitrectomy Surgery:

Click on these links for CORNEA & EXTERNAL DISEASE related topics:
(External Disease refers to conditions affecting the outside surface of the eye)
Dry Eye Syndrome:
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye):
Corneal Abrasion & Erosion:
Subconjunctival Hemorrhage:
Fuch's (Endothelial) Dystrophy:
Herpes Simplex Eye Disease:
Pterygium & Pinguecula:
Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis:
Corneal Transplant (Penetrating Keratoplasty):
Corneal Transplant (Endothelial Keratoplasty): 

Click on these links for EYELID related topics:
Blepharitis/ Meibomianitis: 
Ocular Rosacea:
Herpes Zoster (Shingles):
Eyelid Surgery:
Tearing in Adults:

Click on these links for NEUROLOGICAL related topics:
Optic Neuritis:
Microvascular Cranial Nerve Palsies:
Ischemic Optic Neuropathy:
Bell's Palsey:

Click on these links for STRABISMUS related topics:
(Strabismus refers to a misalignment of the eyes, possibly with decreased vision)
Adult Strabismus:
Strabismus in Children:
About Amblyopia (Lazy Eye):
Treatment of Amblyopia (Lazy Eye):

Click on these links for MISCELLANEOUS related topics:
Carotid Artery & the Eye:
Thyroid Eye Disorders:
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