Brain Surgery and Vision Problems This post is very personal as I have a sibling, Emily, who just had brain surgery a few weeks ago to remove a malformation in her brain stem. The neurosurgeon, Dr. Michael Lawton in Phoenix, was extremely skilled but this is a very sensitive area to have surgery. The surgery […]
The transparent, dome-like structure covering the front part of your eyes is known as the cornea. Its main function is to accurately bend light rays toward your retina. Delicate and tiny protein fibers hold your cornea in place. When they weaken, your cornea may slowly thin and bulge out, resulting in a condition called keratoconus.
You may have noticed that Dr. Lam has FAAO and FCOVD after her name, but what do those letters stand for and what do they mean? FAAO stands for “Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry”. The American Academy of Optometry is the national optometry organization dedicated to teaching, research, and education. To become a […]
We have all heard of the term concussion before and how it can affect our cognitive abilities, but have you ever stopped to wonder how it can affect your vision as well? The brain rests inside the skull and is cushioned by spinal fluid. When a violent external force comes into contact with one’s head, […]
As pediatric optometrists in Orange County, we see many babies for their first eye examination. It’s a critical part of their first year to ensure they have healthy vision that will develop properly. Naturally we hear this question all the time from new parents, “how does my baby see the world?” We love answering these […]