You may know that the sun’s UV rays can cause skin cancer, but did you know that UV light can also damage the eye? In fact, individuals with a history of skin cancer are at an increased risk for developing ocular melanoma, a rare eye cancer.
Learn more about the dangers of the sun to your eyes by watching this video. You can also pick up a few tips on what you can do to prevent melanoma on your skin and in your eyes.
Do you suspect that the sun’s UV rays may have already damaged your eyes and vision? If so, schedule an appointment with Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center at (888) 690-9689. We offer a variety of procedures, including cataract surgery and LASIK surgery, to residents of the San Francisco area.
I loved the entire experience. I had checked out another doctor and what Dr. Ellis lacks in "fluff" he, and his entire staff makes up for in patient satisfaction. I felt extremely comfortable from the first time I walked into the office. Very, very nice experience
I was made very comfortable and the ambiance was very friendly. The day of the procedure I was able to meet Dr. Ellis and chat on a non-patient basis which was great! The procedure room staff was very reassuring, professional and helpful. The constant information and direction made my part easy! As I continue to heal I anticipate feelings of...
Though each part of the eye plays a key role in how light is interpreted, the lens in particular plays an important role in your vision. The lens of your eye is located behind your cornea and iris. The lens has a single layer of epithelial cells along the outer edge. In addition, the lens is covered by a membrane, called the lens capsule, which protects it and keeps it in place.
How Does the Lens Work?
Light first enters the eye through the cornea, which functions like a window, allowing a certain amount of light in. Next, light passes through the iris. The iris works like a shutter by changing size depending on the amount of light coming into the eye. After the iris, light passes through the eye’s lens. The lens is a flexible, clear organ that functions like a camera lens. Rays of light are focused when the lens lengthens and shortens, allowing undistorted light onto the retina.
What Is an Intraocular Lens?
After this surgery, the eye’s ability to focus is severely compromised. An intraocular lens is an artificial lens placed within the lens capsule after cataract surgery. These manmade lenses are made of materials like silicone and acrylic, which do not cause a reaction in the eye. Like natural crystalline lenses, intraocular lenses are able to focus light onto the retina. Intraocular lenses are an essential element in cataract surgery, as they help patients’ eyes to focus light following the procedure.
Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center is proud to offer the best LASIK surgery and cataract surgery to the San Francisco Bay area. Make an appointment to see how Dr. Ellis can help you improve your vision by calling us today at (888) 690-9689.
Everyone single staff member including Dr. Ellis was extremely nice, helpful, and informative. The surgery itself and everyone in the room was great, made me feel calm, and answered all my questions. Overall, there couldn't be any place better than Dr. Ellis's office (Roseville). I will definitely be recommending this place to my friends and...
Welcome to the biggest LASIK Celebration in the history of Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center. In celebration of the 20th International Anniversary of LASIK Laser Vision Correction, we're proud to announce our $100,000 WaveFront LASIK Giveaway.