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

                Complete & Personal EyeCare

                                     
               

      Patient  Education

   
For information from the 
        American Academy of Ophthamology,      
             
     Click: 
DISEASES & CONDITIONS of the EYE 

         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:

Lasik:
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK):


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

Prostate Medications & Cataract Surgery:

Click on these links for GLAUCOMA related topics:
Glaucoma:
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:
Keratoconus:
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:
Sty:
Chalazion:
Herpes Zoster (Shingles):
Eyelid Surgery:
Tearing in Adults:

Click on these links for NEUROLOGICAL related topics:
Headaches:
Migraines:
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:
Uveitis:  
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