Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment for Blepharitis

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16 12, 2012

Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment for Blepharitis

At Dr. Paul H. Chen’s practice in Carlsbad, laser eye surgery is one of our areas of expertise, but we actually specialize in all forms of eye care. We believe that for our patients in Carlsbad, eye exams are one of the most important tools to maintain the health of the eyes. With regular eye exams, Dr. Chen is able to diagnose and treat many common eye problems, such as blepharitis.

What Is Blepharitis?

Blepharitis is a medical condition in which the eyelid becomes swollen or inflamed. The...Read More

Posted on December 16, 2012 By sitemanager in
27 11, 2012

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration, more commonly known as age-related macular degeneration or AMD, is the leading cause of severe vision loss among people over the age of 60. It occurs when the macula (the small central portion of the retina) deteriorates. Macular degeneration typically occurs as a result of aging, which is why it is commonly referred to as age-related macular degeneration. Patients who smoke, have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, or are obese may be at increased risk of developing macular...Read More

Posted on November 27, 2012 By sitemanager in
01 10, 2012

What Is iLASIK?

At our San Diego laser eye surgery center, North County Laser Eye Associates, we have met with many patients who had been interested in undergoing LASIK surgery for years, but had been hesitant due to concerns over the use of the microkeratome blade to create the corneal flap. While the microkeratome is a safe, extraordinarily precise blade, it remains just that: a blade. For many people, the very idea of a blade being applied to their eyes is enough to discourage them from considering...Read More

Posted on October 1, 2012 By sitemanager in
17 09, 2012

Popular LASIK Alternatives

It is not surprising to learn that LASIK is the most commonly performed laser vision correction procedure today. LASIK has helped millions of people achieve 20/20 or better vision and bid farewell to their eyeglasses and contact lenses. While extremely popular and incredibly safe, LASIK is not suitable for every patient. San Diego laser eye surgery patients who have thin corneas or who are at high risk of trauma or injury to the eye are not ideal candidates for LASIK surgery. While there are many...Read More

Posted on September 17, 2012 By sitemanager in
01 08, 2012

Lower vs. Higher Order Aberrations

There are few anatomical structures in the human body as complex or as elegantly designed as the human eye. The composition of each eye makes it as unique as a fingerprint. No two eyes – even in the same body – are exactly the same.

This means that, although two people may share the same eyeglass prescription and overarching visual error, their vision problems cannot be precisely the same. Terms such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism refer to what...Read More

Posted on August 1, 2012 By sitemanager in
01 07, 2012

Glaucoma Treatments

Glaucoma is a very serious issue. If left undetected or untreated, glaucoma can result in blindness. Yet glaucoma can be hard to detect. That’s why it’s imperative that you visit our North County San Diego laser eye surgery center for regular check ups and exams. We will use the latest diagnostic technology and techniques to make sure that we catch glaucoma as soon as possible. Let’s look at some of the basics about glaucoma and its treatment right now.

About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is...Read More

Posted on July 1, 2012 By sitemanager in
05 06, 2012

Presbyopia Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

For patients in their 40s and beyond, presbyopia is an inescapable condition that results in the need for visual aids when viewing near objects. Although the symptoms associated with presbyopia can be bothersome, we offer a number of effective treatments for the condition here at North County Laser Eye Associates. For patients throughout San Diego, laser eye surgery, glasses, contact lenses, or IOLs can be used to help patients see more clearly.


The symptoms of presbyopia generally begin...Read More

Posted on June 5, 2012 By sitemanager in
22 05, 2012

Cataract Surgery Techniques

A cataract is an eye disease that causes the normally clear lens of the eye to become cloudy and opaque, which results in a decrease in vision. Cataracts are very common and usually age related, with most developing after the age of 40. Many times, patients of our San Diego laser eye surgery center realize a cataract is present only when they start to experience disruptions in their vision. It is possible, and common, to live for years with a cataract before experiencing symptoms. Because of this, cataracts...Read More

Posted on May 22, 2012 By sitemanager in
30 04, 2012


Over the past decade or so, LASIK has become nearly synonymous with laser eye surgery in the minds of the general public. LASIK is the most commonly performed laser vision correction procedure and, to be certain, the procedure that has been given the most media coverage. In the meanwhile, PRK – or photorefractive keratectomy – has become somewhat obscure, even though it was the first form of laser eye surgery made available to the public.

For many patients of North County Laser Eye...Read More

Posted on April 30, 2012 By sitemanager in
27 03, 2012

Common Side Effects of LASIK

For many of our San Diego patients, eye glasses and contact lenses get in the way of their daily lives. Contact lenses can be irritating to the eyes, while both eye glasses and contact lenses can be lost, scratched, and broken easily. Playing sports, swimming, certain careers, and even normal day-to-day activities can be affected by eye glasses and contact lenses. Many of our patients benefit from LASIK, and achieve perfect or near perfect vision without the aid of eye glasses or contact lenses. LASIK is...Read More

Posted on March 27, 2012 By sitemanager in
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Here at North County Laser Eye Associates, we perform LASIK eye surgery and ASA (Advanced Surface Ablation) for patients in Carlsbad and throughout San Diego. In addition to LASIK eye surgery and ASA, we offer treatment for cataracts and glaucoma. If you would like to schedule a consultation, contact our Carlsbad office today.