What Happens When You Get a Concussion — and What Happens Next

A Michigan Medicine neurologist shares the right way to heal a ‘rebooting’ brain. When an unexpected injury to the head or neck occurs, whether from a sporting injury, car accident or some other collision, a concussion may result. MORE FROM MICHIGAN: Sign up for our weekly newsletter Concussions are traumatic brain injuries characterized by the …

LASIK vs. PRK: Which Vision Correction Surgery Is Right for You?

Both eye surgeries have the same intent — though they are different. A Michigan Medicine ophthalmologist explains how he helps patients make the best choice. Most people are familiar with LASIK, a refractive surgery performed hundreds of thousands of times in the United States each year. MORE FROM MICHIGAN: Sign up for our weekly newsletter …

Pros and Cons of LASIK: Are the Risks Worth the Cost?

Deciding to get LASIK surgery requires thought and evaluation. Here’s what a Michigan Medicine ophthalmologist tells prospective recipients. Patients seek LASIK surgery for many reasons. One is near universal: “to wake up in the morning and not reach for your glasses or spend two minutes putting in contact lenses,” says Christopher Hood, M.D., a clinical …

Why Does the Doctor Need a Photo of My Eye?

Ophthalmologists take photos of a patient’s eyes to monitor good health and track progress of disease. Here are some common ways the images are taken. Ready for your close-up? If you’re going to the eye doctor, either for a routine exam or an existing issue, you should expect to have photos taken of your eyes. …

Impaired Vision? Create a Fall Prevention Plan with These Tips

Low vision can instill a fear of falling, which keeps many older adults homebound. A U-M occupational therapist outlines guidelines for getting around safely. For those with vision loss, everyday tasks such as grocery shopping or navigating public spaces can be the source of extreme anxiety. Limited vision also may mean risking a fall in …

How LASIK Surgery Can Help Athletes Perform at Their Best

Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose. Why pro athletes and hobbyists alike can benefit from a LASIK game plan, according to a Michigan Medicine ophthalmologist. For people who need them, glasses or contact lenses can present minor inconvenience. But the everyday pitfalls of these tools — a smudged lens or irritation from dirt, for instance …