Category: News

When Was Laser Eye Surgery Invented and for What Purpose?

Though the origins of laser eyes surgery date back nearly fifty years, the constant improvements have resulted in less pain, shorter downtime, and increased visual benefits for patients. Understanding Laser Eye Surgery Laser eye surgery has helped millions of people be able to eliminate the need for cumbersome glasses or contacts. There are several types… Read More


Effective Laser Cataract Surgery Using the LenSx System

The Cataract Surgeons performing laser eye surgery in Shreveport, LA

After reading our blog post on the LenSx system, you’ll have learned: What the LenSx system is and how it can help your cataracts What occurs during LenSx cataract surgery and how long the recovery process is What makes someone an ideal candidate for the surgery Traditional cataract surgery has long been deemed safe by… Read More


What are the Benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery?

The Cataract Surgeons performing laser eye surgery

If you’re experiencing cloudy or blurred vision, especially at night, you may have developed a cataract in at least one of your eyes. Other potential symptoms include: Dimmed, muted colors Eyeglass or lens prescriptions require frequent changes A yellow tint to everything you see Increased sensitivity to light Seeing halos around lights Should you leave… Read More


Understanding the Difference Between Traditional and Laser Cataract Surgery

Laser Surgery

After reading our guide on the difference between traditional and laser cataract surgery, you’ll know: What a cataract is, its causes, and potential treatments What happens during traditional cataract surgery What happens during laser cataract surgery As laser technology improves, the risk and performance of new surgical methods have far outpaced their traditional counterparts. Still,… Read More


Norman Taylor’s Story

Norman Taylor is, without a doubt, one of Dr. Shelby’s all-time favorite patients. With his positive attitude, humble nature and stellar personality, it’s easy to understand why.   It’s important to note, while LASIK and SMILE are the most well known Laser Vision Correction procedures in the US, PRK is still very relevant and needed…. Read More


Are you a SMILE Candidate?

Do you have blurry vision or are you nearsighted? Do glasses or contact lenses inconvenience your daily life? Do you often experience dry eye symptoms? Are your eyes intolerant of contact lenses? Do you play contact sports or work on a flight crew, as rescue personnel, or in the military? If you answered yes to… Read More


LASIK and SMILE: The future is brighter a with a new laser vision correction technology option

Whether LASIK or SMILE is the laser vision correction best suited for you, your vision for the future can be sharpened. As you know, LASIK has been helping patients for more than 25 years to see more clearly without glasses. Today we want to tell you about the newest laser vision correction technology coming to… Read More


Game-Changer for Cataracts as seen in this month’s Forum magazine -Terrie M. Roberts

Steve Rainey thrilled with everything he sees Soon after his 40th birthday, Steve Rainey, of Atlanta, Texas, says his arms “got too short.” Like so many others, he began wearing glasses but as the years passed, he noticed his eyesight grew progressively worse. The estate and financial planner, now 73, began to have trouble seeing… Read More


Why is my vision blurry?

Understanding your vision is the first step in improving it! Most people deal with some amount and form of unclear vision. From nearsightedness to farsightedness, astigmatism to old age, everyone’s eyes and clarity of vision are different. The more you know about what causes blurry, unclear vision, the better decisions you can make to care… Read More


Versatile Laser Heralds New Approach to Refractive Surgery

The VisuMax femtosecond laser enables surgeons to treat a wider range of patients gently and with predictable outcomes During a brief holiday in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Louisiana ophthalmologist Wyche T. Coleman III, MD, was invited to observe a new refractive surgery procedure, which was not yet available in the U.S. After watching a surgeon perform… Read More