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When should I worry about floaters?

Floaters are gray or black specks or strings that can develop in one’s vision. Floaters will drift along with the movement of your eye and can be difficult to look at directly. This is because these floaters develop inside the liquid of the eyes, called the vitreous. Very small fibers in the fluid can clump […]

Astigmatism

What Is an Astigmatism and How Is It Corrected?

An astigmatism is a common condition that can impact one’s eye health. At Aker Kasten Eye Center, we welcome patients to undergo evaluations in our practice to check for this and other vision concerns on an annual basis. If you have recently received a diagnosis of an astigmatism in one or both eyes, it may […]

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What Is Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy?

There are many corneal diseases that can impact the health and function of the eyes. One of the more common diseases is that of Fuchs’ dystrophy. Fuchs’ dystrophy is caused when cells of the corneal layer die off gradually over time. These cells typically ensure the cornea has enough fluid to keep the vision clear […]

Cosmetic Enhancement

Enjoy Cosmetic Enhancement and Transformation of the Face with Botox Injections

While vision health and wellness is important, many patients also want to address cosmetic imperfections of the facial area with a trusted doctor. At Aker Kasten Eye Center in Boca Raton, FL, our patients can ask about cosmetic enhancement with special injectables, including Botox. What is Botox? Our doctors describe Botox as a medication that […]

Cataract Surgery

Understanding the Purpose of Premium Lens Implants

At Aker Kasten Eye Center, patients in the area of Boca Raton, FL can obtain quality eye care solutions. This includes the placement of premium lens implants during cataract surgery. What are cataracts? Cataracts are best described as clouding of the natural eye lens that can result in blurry vision. In the earlier stages, patients […]

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Am I a Candidate for Cataract Surgery?

Patients who have been dealing with the visible consequences of cataract development may find that they impact their daily lives. However, when is the right time to move forward with cataract surgery? The doctors of Aker Kasten Eye Center in Boca Raton, FL encourage patients to book a consultation visit and initial evaluation to determine […]

eye injury

First Aid Tips for Common Eye Injuries

An injury to the eye may be mild or severe. In fact, some problems that arise may result in permanent eye damage and vision loss. An injury to the eye can happen at any time, anywhere, to anyone. Children and adults needs to take great care to protect their eyes when engaging in certain sports […]

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Reasons for Using Sunglasses

At Aker Kasten Eye Center, we work hard to educate patients on how to improve their eye health and care for their eyes. Most patients are aware of how important it is to protect their skin from the sun’s UV rays. But what about the eyes? Eyes need to be protected from UV rays as […]

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What Are Floaters and How Do They Impact One’s Vision?

Patients who are experiencing spots within their line of vision may be diagnosed with eye floaters. These “floaters” may appear as gray or black specks, strings, or webs that seem to drift around when the eyes look around. When patients try to look directly at them, they float away off to the sides. These floaters […]