When you think of whitening treatments, the first thing to come to mind is probably a cosmetic procedure for your teeth. However, if you are one of the many Americans who has eyeballs that are less than white in color, you may be pleased to learn about WhiterEyes®. Leading ophthalmologist Brian Boxer Wachler, MD pioneered this treatment so patients can gain renewed confidence in their appearance.
While teeth whitening is cosmetic, eye whitening is more than cometic. People with discolored eyes feel very self-conscious because others may think that they are always tired, on drugs, etc. It can be emotionally difficult for those suffering from discolored eyes making them very self-conscious. Read more
Keratoconus typically affects patients in their teens and early 20s, seemingly triggered by the hormonal fluctuations that accompany puberty. However, adults can develop keratoconus until their 30s and later decades.
The same can also be true of children. Prepubescent cases of keratoconus are not common, but they have been documented in children as young as four. In this blog, Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, one of the world’s foremost doctor experts for keratoconus care, discusses pediatric keratoconus and what patients should know to take care of their children at risk for this condition. Read more
LASIK may be the most popular form of refractive surgery available today, but it was predated by PRK (photorefractive keratectomy). Much like LASIK, PRK has undergone many updates since it was first introduced and remains a strong option for patients who wish to limit their dependence on prescription eyewear. Below, ophthalmologist Brian Boxer Wachler, MD explains how PRK is different from LASIK and why it can be the better choice for some patients. Read more
LASIK has historically been the best-known name in refractive surgery, but more recently it is facing some stiff competition for that title. EVO Visian ICL has become a popular option for patients who want to improve their visual acuity. In fact, Dr. Brian Boxer-Wachler, a leading ophthalmologist in Beverly Hills, has seen a sharp rise in patients who are interested in this procedure. Read more
Most people have itchy, irritated eyes from time to time, but when it happens frequently, it can be a real hassle. Chronic dry eye affects tens of millions of American adults, although there are varying degrees of severity. At the Boxer Wachler Vision Institute, Dr. Brian often hears from patients with dry eye who are unsure whether their symptoms warrant treatment. Read on to learn his recommendations on this subject. Read more
While corneal cross-linking has revolutionized the treatment of keratoconus by slowing/stopping the progression the disease, not all patients end up catching or treating the disease early enough to prevent significant vision impairment. For patients with corneal bulging, Intacs® may be one of the best solutions. In this blog, Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, a respected ophthalmologist who developed Intacs for keratoconus over 20 years ago, explains exactly what Intacs are and how they can help.
At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, amidst all the reminders to not touch your face, you may have noticed that you unconsciously rub your eyes more than you previously realized. This instinct to touch your eyes has a basis in science: rubbing can activate tear flow to improve the lubrication and relieve a dry, itchy feeling.
Despite the momentary relief, this urge to rub your eyes is not healthy. In this blog, premier ophthalmologist Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, known to many as “the surgeon’s surgeon,” explains why you should dispense with this habit. Read more
Often referred to as “permanent contact lenses,” EVO Visian ICL is quickly becoming one of the most popular vision correction procedures worldwide now than many millions of procedures have been performed. Ophthalmologists and patients alike have found that EVO Visian ICL achieves a higher quality of vision than LASIK, particularly for people with more nearsightedness. In this blog, Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler explains why so many of his patients who previously wore contact lenses are thrilled they made the switch: Read more
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler is an accomplished ophthalmologist who completed a specialty fellowship in corneal transplant surgery. Despite his cornea transplant experience, he is pleased to report to his keratoconus patients that he does not need to put this skill to use nearly as often as he may have anticipated while undergoing his training. His advancements in keratoconus treatment have made corneal transplants much rarer. Continue reading to find out why that is true. Read more
The age at which patients undergo cataract surgery is getting younger than it used to be. In the past, cataract surgery was primarily performed on people in their 70s and 80s, but Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, “The Surgeon’s Surgeon,” has seen a steady rise in cataract patients aged 69 and younger. Read on to better understand why so many patients have decided to have cataract surgery earlier in life. Read more