Steven G. Fogg, M.D.

Ask Dr. Fogg

Here are some questions that Dr. Fogg gets asked on a daily basis. If you do not see your question here, feel free to submit your own using the form below.

How Do I treat Cataracts?

Cataracts can only be treated through surgery. There is no known medication to treat cataracts. 

How does Cataract Surgery work?

During cataract surgery, Dr. Fogg will remove your eye's cloudy natural lens. Next, he will replace it with a clear, artificial lens. This new lens is called an intraocular lens (or IOL). Dr. Fogg's technique and style allows for most patients to experience successful, painless cataract surgery in a convenient outpatient process. Stitches or patching of the eye overnight are normally not required. The patient’s vision improves within hours of the surgery and continues to improve in the days following surgery.  

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What is Blepharitis?

Blepharitis is an inflammation or infection of the eyelids. It can cause redness, itching, burning, and scaly skin at the edges of the eyelids. While almost everyone gets Blepharitis at some time in his or her lifetime, Blepharitis is more commonly found in people who have, dandruff, skin allergies, or eczema.

How do I treat Blepharitis?

It is treated with warm soaks, scrubs, and antibiotic ointment.

What is Dry Eye?

Dry eyes may feel dry, hot, sandy, or even teary. Sometimes a dry climate, allergies, contact lenses, smoke, or pollution can bother dry eyes. Older people often have dry eyes because our eyes do not make as many tears as we age. Diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Sjogren's syndrome along with some medicines also cause dry eyes.

How do I treat Dry Eye?

Dry eye can be treated with drops, medication, or surgery.

 

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