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Glaucoma Surgery Recovery

Glaucoma is a term used for a group of eye conditions that cause damage to the optic nerve due to an increase in intraocular pressure. If left untreated, glaucoma can cause complete vision loss. When drug therapies and medications fail or are inappropriate, surgical treatment may be required. There are…

Published: May 20, 2018 Read Post
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Macular Degeneration – Dry

Macular degeneration is a condition that affects the central part of the retina and results in distortion or loss of central vision. It commonly occurs in older adults and is often referred to as age-related macular degeneration. There are two type of age-related macular degeneration: wet and dry. Dry macular…

Published: May 13, 2018 Read Post
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What is Myopia?

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a very common vision problem affecting nearly one-third of the population. As the name implies, people who are nearsighted can easily see objects that are near to them, but struggle with objects that are far away. Myopia occurs when the eyeball is slightly…

Published: May 6, 2018 Read Post
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Diabetic Eye Disease Treatment

Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye conditions that can affect people with diabetes. While diabetic eye disease may not always be preventable, early detection and treatment, before significant vision loss or blindness, is the best way to control diabetic eye disease. Diabetic eye disease treatment depends on the…

Published: April 29, 2018 Read Post
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Choosing an Eye Doctor

Choosing an eye doctor is an important step toward taking care of your eyes and vision. Eye doctors help to protect your precious sense of sight and help you to have the best vision possible. When choosing an eye doctor, it is important to understand the different types of eye…

Published: April 22, 2018 Read Post
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Eye Examination Instruments

A complete eye examination involves the use of many pieces of equipment and several instruments. During your thorough eye examination in Clermont, many diagnostic tests will be performed. The following are some of the instruments used in our office with descriptions of what they do: Digital Retinal Camera: A…

Published: April 15, 2018 Read Post
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What is Macular Disease?

Macular disease is any disease or degeneration of cells in the macula of the eye. The macula is the center part of the retina which is responsible for our straight ahead and sharp, detailed vision. Macular disease results in a gradual loss of sharp, detailed and central vision. Usually the…

Published: April 8, 2018 Read Post
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How to Detect Eyesight Problems Early On

Eyesight problem is a broad term used to describe any imperfection in the ability to see. It can refer to a variety of vision issues. The most common eye problems are nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism and presbyopia. These eyesight problems are due to an error in refraction – the…

Published: April 1, 2018 Read Post
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The Macula of the Human Eye

The macula, macula lutea, is the small, yellowish central portion of the retina of the human eye. The macula is the most active part of the eye and processes the light signals that allow us to do fine work. It is responsible for sharp, clear central vision and the ability…

Published: March 25, 2018 Read Post
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Eye Exam Explained – Part Two

Slit Lamp – The slit lamp exam allows the eye to be analyzed from front to back. During this test in Clermont, Dr. Pennachio uses a special high-power microscope to examine the structures of your eye, testing for infections or ocular diseases. This test is beneficial for detecting conjunctivitis and…

Published: March 18, 2018 Read Post