Dr. Cavanaugh is now implanting the new Tecnis Symfony Extended Range of Vision IOL. This new category of IOLs can offer the high image quality that is typically associated with a standard or monofocal IOL while allowing patients to achieve a greater depth in their range of uncorrected vision. Click here to learn more information on this new lens implant technology.
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The STAAR Visian ICL is an implantable contact lens that provides high quality glasses and contacts-free vision. Dr. Cavanaugh is one of the top STAAR implanting surgeons in the region and patients experience immediate results after their procedure! STAAR will be awarding one recipient a free vision correction procedure. Details on the contest can be found here. For more information on Visian ICL and the procedure click here.
Cavanaugh Eye Center is now offering XiidraTM (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution), a new treatment approach to chronic Dry Eye Disease (DED). Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common disorders of the eye, with studies citing anywhere from 8-33% prevalence in the general population. Dry eye can be caused by either your tears evaporating too quickly or lack of adequate tear production. Symptoms may be constant or intermittent and include: fluctuating vision, blur, redness, burning, grittiness, feeling like something is in your eye, and even increased watery eyes. Symptoms from dry eye are caused by inflammation on the ocular surface. Xiidra works to calm inflammation quickly and is safe to use long-term. The most common side effects to Xiidra are drop irritation and dysgeusia (short-term metallic taste). If you are suffering from dry eye and are seeking relief. Call to schedule your full dry eye evaluation today.
Increased Hydration May Improve Your Dry Eye Symptoms Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) is a multi-factorial disease state with many possible symptoms and several causes. At Cavanaugh Eye Center in Overland Park, we see several patients a day with chronic dry eye. Whether the patient is here for LASIK, cataract surgery or general exam, DES can affect your vision and cause problems with ocular comfort. Common symptoms of dry eye include: Fluctuations in vision Burning Red eyes Excessive tearing Gritty or “foreign body” sensation Light sensitivity General eye discomfort and inflammation While the current humid air typically helps patients who suffer from DES, current research suggests that hydration may also play an important role in ocular surface disease (dry eyes). With the heat index in the triple digits, it is very easy to become dehydrated by spending time outside. Kahn and his c
For some Kansas City residents, yard work can be relaxing and therapeutic. For others it can be a tedious chore. Regardless of your preference, Cavanaugh Eye Center knows that working outside can be hazardous to your eyes. 4 out of every 10 accidents that cause blindness happen in the home. Quite a few of these occur while people are working in the yard, mowing, using power tools or chemicals. Think it won’t happen to you? Think again. Recently, I had three emergency patients added to my schedule in ONE morning. The common denominator? They were all working in the yard (and not together I might add). So what should you do? I bet you could guess I would say put on protective eye wear! There are two main types of simple protective eyewear: safety spectacles and goggles. Safety spectacles provide basic protection against impact and optical radiation (example: UV light). Side shields are recommended when using spectacle protection. Non-prescription and impact
The Mild Winter Was Great! (but not for eye allergies) Your yellow dust covered car is just one sign that allergy season is upon us. Many patients suffer from allergies, some relatively mild, some more severe. There are many upsides to a warm Kansas City winter, however mild winter temperatures result in problems for allergy sufferers in the spring. (Click on the title to read more)
Here are some interesting facts about your amazing eyes: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s your….blink?Yep, that’s right. Your blink is amazingly fast. The average blink lasts 1/10th of a second. It takes a village.Seeing is such a complex task, it requires approximately half of your brain. No such thing as a cry baby.Newborn babies do not produce tears. They sure can make a crying sound! Tears don’t appear until 1-3 months after birth. Small but mighty.Your eyes measure approximately 1 inch across and only ¼ of an ounce. Nearsighted?Chances are your eyes are too long to focus light at a distance. Hey, don’t feel bad, if you were farsighted I would be telling you your eyes are too short! Your parents were wrong.Sitting too close to the TV does NOT permanently damage your eyes, however it may put strain on your visual system and give you the headache you deserve for disobeying!
Click here to meet Anne and listen to her share her own inspirational story about how other’s generosity, Saving Sight, and Dr. Cavanaugh allowed her to continue following her passion after her cornea transplant. Saving Sight is a nonprofit organization with a mission to change lives by saving an individual’s sight. They offer a variety of service and programs to help patients in need. We are blessed to work with them closely and to have them as a partner in the Midwest. Thank you Saving Sight and Anne for sharing your story!
Congratulations to Nicole! She recently obtained her COA (Certified Ophthalmic Assistant) designation. Your countless hours of studying paid off. All of our Cavanaugh Eye Center technicians hold a higher level certification in the eye care field. Their willingness to learn and to take initiative to further their skills are one of the reasons why Cavanaugh Eye Center is successful.
Whether you are interested in LASIK at our Overland Park location or cataract surgery, Dr. Cavanaugh is trusted by his peers and provides world class eye care. Congratulations on your achievement!