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What Are Cataracts and How Are They Treated?

What Are Cataracts and How Are They Treated?

Cataracts are a common eye condition that affects older adults. You may not notice them until they start blocking the light and causing visual problems. They form slowly and are the leading cause of blindness in the United States...Read More

Types of Macular Degeneration and How They Differ

Types of Macular Degeneration and How They Differ

There are a range of different conditions that can affect both the health of our eyes and our eyesight. One of those which isn’t particularly well known, but is surprisingly common, is age-related macular degeneration, or AMD for short. Studies estimate that as many as 11 million people in the United States currently have some degree of age-related macular degeneration. However, this number is expected to double by 2050...Read More

How Does Diabetes Affect the Eyes?

How Does Diabetes Affect the Eyes?

If you have diabetes, you need to schedule regular visits to the eye doctor. High blood sugar can cause severe eye problems. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among adults aged 20 to 74. Eye exams are instrumental in the detection of diabetes. ..Read More

Blepharoplasty Surgery: What is it and what are the benefits of eyelid surgery?

Blepharoplasty Surgery: What is it and what are the benefits of eyelid surgery?

As we get older, our face naturally starts to change. Every patient is different and so the rate at which this happens can vary, but one of the changes that you will probably first start to notice is the difference in the skin around your eyes. This skin is very thin and is easily affected by the aging process, during which reduced production of collagen and elastin causes skin to lose natural suppleness and elasticity. This enables lines and wrinkles to form and skin to sag. Fortunately, this is something that can be corrected using blepharoplasty surgery...Read More

LipiFlow for Dry Eye

LipiFlow for Dry Eye

There are many different conditions that can affect the health of our eyes and the quality of our vision. Studies estimate that around 5 million adults in the United States will have an eye condition known as dry eye at any given point in time. This common problem can cause a range of unpleasant symptoms, which can last for weeks, months, or even years without treatment. These may come and go or remain persistent. Either way, many patients need the intervention of their eye doctor to obtain relief. One of the treatment options that you may be recommended is LipiFlow...Read More

Diagnosing and Care for Glaucoma

Diagnosing and Care for Glaucoma

Although glaucoma is a serious eye condition that you cannot detect on your own. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology stresses the importance of routine eye exams in spotting early symptoms of glaucoma. People in their 40s may start to experience early changes in their vision. If you want to understand the care methods and diagnostic techniques for glaucoma, here’s what you should know...Read More

Preventing and Treating Ocular Allergies

Preventing and Treating Ocular Allergies

Have you experienced the feeling that there’s something lodged inside your eye? If your eyes are red and itchy, but you don’t see anything trapped in them, it could be an allergic reaction. Everyone knows how irritating this can be. Here are some ways you can prevent and treat ocular allergies...Read More

Candidates for Eye Lid Surgery

Candidates for Eye Lid Surgery

Have you ever considered going for blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery? Surgeons conduct this surgery on their patients to remove skin, fat, or muscle in the upper or lower eyelids. This is cosmetic surgery, so people who go through it want to improve their appearance. However, some conditions might lead to a doctor prescribing this surgery in the event that the eyelids are affecting their patients’ vision...Read More

Importance of Geriatric Eye Care

Importance of Geriatric Eye Care

There are some age-related eye diseases that are particularly common. Regular eye exams will help to ensure that signs of these diseases are identified early, enabling prompt treatment. As a result, geriatric eye care appointments can potentially prevent patients from experiencing unpleasant and debilitating symptoms and stop temporary and even permanent vision loss. ..Read More

Diabetic Eye Exams and Treatment Options

Diabetic Eye Exams and Treatment Options

Most people have heard of diabetes, which is a metabolic condition characterized by the presence of too much sugar in your blood. However, far fewer people are aware that uncontrolled diabetes has the potential to affect our sight and even lead to permanent vision loss. There are two different types of diabetes, known as Type I and Type II, but both can have significant consequences for your vision. ..Read More

Signs of Macular Degeneration & Treatment Options

Signs of Macular Degeneration & Treatment Options

Here’s what you need to know about the signs of macular degeneration and what treatment is available should you be affected...Read More

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