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Category: Cataract surgery

6 Tips to Help Prevent Cataracts

May 17th, 2018

There’s an old saying that tells us that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, which rings especially true when it comes to the development and treatment of cataracts. Cataracts affect millions of people each year, but there are helpful prevention tips to keep in mind. What Are Cataracts? A cataract is… Read More

5 Things You May Not Know About Cataracts

March 26th, 2018

Although cataracts are a very common condition around the world, many people know surprisingly little about them. Cataracts are primarily an age-related condition where the lens of the eye becomes cloudy over time. If you aren’t familiar with some of the common signs of cataracts, you won’t be able to catch them early on. Here… Read More

4 Ways to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

December 22nd, 2017

Cataracts are a normal part of the aging process but living with them can seriously impact your daily life. Many people try to manage the symptoms on their own only to realize that it isn’t working and that they need to have cataract surgery. If you are preparing to have cataract surgery, you probably feel… Read More

Monthly Q&A: Answering Your Biggest Cataract Questions

November 17th, 2017

Being diagnosed with cataracts can feel very overwhelming, especially if you are unfamiliar with the condition. You probably have many questions and concerns that you need to be answered. To help you get all the information you need, we have put together a list of some of the most commonly asked cataract questions. 1. What… Read More

7 Signs You May Have Cataracts

August 21st, 2017

Cataracts are formed when the proteins in the lens of your eyes begin to clump together. The lens, which is normally clear, becomes cloudy and your vision is impacted. Cataracts a common age-related disease and over half of all Americans over the age of 80 will develop cataracts. This may sound scary but there are… Read More

5 Tips for Managing Your Cataracts

April 26th, 2017

A cataract occurs when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, making it difficult to see. Cataracts can lead to many problems in your life, making it difficult to perform day-to-day activities. Living with cataracts affects every area of your daily life. It impacts your ability to see clearly, drive a car, and read a… Read More

Donate to Mexico This Holiday Season

December 15th, 2016

We have a goal, and we’re stickin’ to it. You guessed it – 2017 is underway and the team at VCOM is planning our next trip to Mexico! By this time next year, Dr. Curt Young and his awesome team of technicians will be traveling back to Monterrey, Mexico with the same goal in mind… Read More

“Vision for Compassion”: Vision Care of Maine aiming to restore eyesight in Mexico

September 18th, 2016

On October 1, 2016 Dr. Curt Young and a team of 6 ophthalmic technicians will travel to Monterrey, Mexico to participate in a mission with 5 other eye teams from around the U.S. to provide cataract surgeries to some of Mexico’s lowest-income areas. Dr. Young and his team are volunteering their time and expertise as… Read More

Dr. James Diamond travels to Vision Care of Maine for his cataract surgery

November 4th, 2015

In 2013, Dr. James Diamond, M.D. traveled 2,000 miles to have his advanced Cataract surgery performed by Dr. Curt Young. Dr. James Diamond, Chairman of Retinal Surgery at Tulane University, Dr. Young’s alma mater, is considered a renowned pioneer in the development of vitrectomy instrumentation and surgical techniques and is an innovator in the field… Read More

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