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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Three Stages of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is a condition that can naturally develop as patients get older. This common eye condition is one of the leading causes of vision loss in patients above the age of 50. It is gradual damage to the macula, the part of the eye used to achieve sharp, centralized vision. The […]

Astigmatism

Boca Raton, Fl Doctor Describes Astigmatism

Some patients who come to their Boca Raton, FL area eye doctor for an examination to obtain contact lenses may be advised by their provider that they have an astigmatism. Though many patients have heard of this condition, most are not familiar with what it entails. What is an astigmatism? The natural corneal surface of […]

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All About Femto Laser Cataract Surgery

The eyes are the window to the soul. So when these windows are clouded due to a condition known as cataracts, they can impair one’s vision and change their overall appearance to others. This clouding is common in patients over the age of 60. Fortunately, cataracts can be treated at Aker Kasten Eye Center using […]

Macular Degeneration

FAQ: Macular Degeneration

Did you know that macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in Americans? This unfortunate issue affects up to ten million people. That’s a lot of people who need extra care and assistance with their vision. Identifying Macular Degeneration early can help you get treatment before it develops into a more serious issue. […]

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Floaters

You may have been warned about floaters (bright little lines or dots that pan across your vision for a few seconds) in the past, especially if you have a high prescription for your eyes. But are they really as serious as you’ve been told? Are you worrying about them too much? Maybe you’ve experienced them […]