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How to Detect a Torn or Detached Retina

A retinal detachment occurs when the retina (a nerve layer that lines the back wall of the eye) separates from the back of the eye. It is usually due to a tear in the retina which can happen because of an inherent weakness, trauma or the vitreous gel pulling a…

Published: July 29, 2018 Read Post
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What is Macular Edema?

Macular edema is a swelling or thickening of the eye’s macula, the part of the eye responsible for detailed, central vision. The macula is a very small area at the center of the retina—a thin layer of light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye. Light rays are focused…

Published: July 22, 2018 Read Post
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Eye Care Tips

Our eyes are the windows through which we view the world around us. Given the important role that our eyes play in our daily lives, it is essential that we give them the best care possible. There are many things you can do to keep your eyes healthy and…

Published: July 15, 2018 Read Post
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Eye Protection

Your eyes are valuable and worth protecting! Failure to follow proper eye protection practices can result in injury, infection, eye disease and even loss of sight. To protect your eyesight and to keep your eyes healthy as you age, consider these simple guidelines: Protect your Eyes from Harmful UV Light.

Published: July 8, 2018 Read Post
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Glaucoma and High Blood Pressure

To understand the connection between glaucoma and high blood pressure, it’s important to find out what these two conditions are. Glaucoma is a type of progressive eye disease in which optic nerve cells are damaged by excess fluid pressure in the eye. It’s the second leading cause of blindness…

Published: July 1, 2018 Read Post
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Macular Degeneration – Wet

Macular degeneration is a chronic eye disease that causes blurred vision or a blind spot in your visual field due to damage to the macula of the eye. There are two types of macular degeneration classified as wet and dry. Dry macular degeneration is the most common and least…

Published: June 24, 2018 Read Post
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Causes of Light Flashes in Eyes

Many conditions cause photopsia — flashes of light in the eye. Flashes of light can be harmless, or an indicator of a serious eye problem that needs immediate treatment. It is important to be evaluated by an eye doctor for an accurate diagnosis of the cause of light flashes in…

Published: June 17, 2018 Read Post
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Corrective Lenses

A corrective lens is a lens worn in front of or on the eye, mainly used to treat refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia. Corrective lenses are designed to help your eyes to focus light properly onto your retina so that you can see clearly. This is…

Published: June 10, 2018 Read Post
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When to Have an Eye Exam

Unlike going to the dentist, it’s generally not necessary to see your eye doctor every 6 months for an eye exam. Typically, having a comprehensive eye exam every 1-2 years will ensure that your eyes stay healthy and your vision remains sharp. Some patients, such as those with medical…

Published: June 3, 2018 Read Post
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Spring Allergies and Eye Care

For many people, the arrival of spring is a highly-anticipated event. The warmer weather and blooming plants are a welcome change to the chilly winter just endured. While most are happy when spring arrives, for the millions who suffer from seasonal allergies, spring can be a bothersome time. Allergy sufferers…

Published: May 27, 2018 Read Post