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Did You Know Keratoconus is Hereditary?

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease that results in a thin, cone-shaped cornea that often bulges outward, leading to distorted vision. Something important to be aware of is the strong hereditary correlation between Keratoconus individuals and their family history. At Minnesota Eye Consultants, we strive to provide excellent eye care to not only our patients,… Read More

Looking For LASIK Financing Options?

The thought of paying for LASIK eye surgery may seem overwhelming at first. Insurance isn’t going to cover LASIK because LASIK surgery is an elective procedure. If you’re like most people, you can’t pay for the full cost of LASIK up front. Does this mean you are out of options? Of course not! Read on… Read More

November is Eye Donation Month!

(Video courtesy of Eye Bank Association of America) Did you know that YOU have the power to build hope and restore sight by becoming an eye donor? Registering as an eye, organ and tissue donor is easy and will truly change the lives of others. We have six corneal surgeons at Minnesota Eye Consultants who… Read More

The Top Three LASIK Fears

Did you know that LASIK surgery is one of the most performed surgeries? LASIK is a type of laser eye surgery that corrects vision. This is accomplished by creating a flap in the cornea. After the flap creation, an excimer laser reshapes the cornea. It sounds pretty complicated, but the entire process only takes about… Read More

PHOTOS: Our New Woodbury Office

We’ve now been seeing patients in our new Woodbury office for just over 6 months and we’re settling in nicely. It’s such a pleasure to be part of the Woodbury community and we’re grateful to everyone who’s visited us at this new location! For those who have not yet seen our Woodbury facility, we invite… Read More

How Do I Choose Between LASIK Or PRK?

Did you know that LASIK eye surgery is almost identical to PRK? If a patient qualifies as a candidate for both LASIK surgery and PRK, why would they choose one over the other? Keep reading to learn more about these similar procedures! The Differences Between LASIK And PRK When it comes to LASIK and PRK,… Read More

6 Tips For Considering Bladeless LASIK

If you’re considering LASIK to gain freedom from a life with glasses or contacts, it’s important to know as much as possible about the procedure. This means asking your LASIK surgeon at Minnesota Eye Consultants if you could be a good candidate for bladeless LASIK! What Is LASIK? LASIK is an acronym for laser-assisted in-situ… Read More

Now FDA Approved: The CustomFlex® Artificial Iris

Picture of the Artificial Iris up close.

18. The number of years Minnesota Eye Consultants has been involved with Artificial Iris research studies. We entered our most recent Artificial Iris study in 2013, with the CustomFlex® Artificial Iris however we began using Artificial Iris’ in 2000, as we were involved in a different study at that time. In 2010, we started using the… Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT: Dr. Samuelson Makes History Implanting the First Commercial iStent Inject® in the U.S.

In late June, Glaukos (an ophthalmic medical technology company focused directly on the treatment of glaucoma) announced that the FDA had approved the much anticipated iStent inject® Trabecular Micro-Bypass System (or the iStent inject, for short) for patients with mild-to-moderate primary open-angle glaucoma. We are delighted to share that our very own Dr. Thomas W…. Read More

Welcome to our 2018-2019 Fellow Physicians!

This time of year is always bittersweet as we say ‘goodbye’ to the Fellow physicians who have been with us this past year, and ‘hello’ to the incoming 2018-2019 Fellows! Dr. Walter T. Parker (our MD Fellow) will be returning to Alabama and joining Alabama Ophthalmology Associates in Birmingham. We will certainly miss him at… Read More