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How to Lower Your Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss for older men and women. While the exact causes of macular degeneration are not currently known, many links have been discovered.  This condition has been known to occur more often in people with light eyes than those with darker eyes, and many people who […]

  • Posted on: Sep 30 2013
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What is Conjunctivitis?

To put it simply, conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the layer of the eye that lines the inner eyelids and covers the white areas of the eye. This thin, transparent part of the eye, when inflamed, can cause a variety of irritating, debilitating symptoms. Some of these include redness, watery eyes, mild discomfort, blurred vision, […]

  • Posted on: Sep 30 2013
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What is Argon Laser Surgery?

Today, laser surgery is considered one of the greatest advancements in eye care treatment. Argon Laser Surgery is one commonly used, specialized laser eye surgery. This treatment works to prevent future sight loss by reducing pressure in the eye and helping the eye’s fluid flow properly. During this procedure, a thermal laser is held to […]

  • Posted on: Sep 30 2013
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Understanding Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is exactly what it sounds like—it occurs in people who lack the proper tear lubrication to moisten the eye, or whose tears have a chemical composition that causes them to evaporate.  Affecting an estimated 10 million Americans, dry eye can be caused by aging, as the side effect of medication, because of […]

  • Posted on: Jun 25 2013
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Important Questions to Ask During Your LASIK Consultation

For those ready to explore laser vision correction for the first time, the initial step is often to schedule a consultation with an ophthalmologist in your area. An important opportunity to learn more about the LASIK procedure, your one-on-one consultation is an important opportunity to have any and all of your questions answered. And, because […]

  • Posted on: Jun 8 2013
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The Link between UV Radiation and Eye Health

Summer is on its way, which means more time spent outdoors and more exposure to the sun!  While you may know about the damaging effects the sun’s ultraviolet rays can have on the skin, many aren’t aware of the toll it can take on our eyes.  While short-term exposure to UV radiation can cause eye […]

  • Posted on: May 2 2013
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Macular Degeneration | Triggers and Treatments

Macular degeneration is a condition in which the macula, the small area of the retina responsible for central vision, begins to deteriorate. While it’s not linked to pain and isn’t life-threatening, macular degeneration can greatly affect your quality of life. In order to help treat or avoid this degenerative condition, it’s important to know what […]

  • Posted on: Mar 29 2013
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Understanding Your Glaucoma Treatment Options

Learning you have an eye disease is never easy, especially when that condition can ultimately compromise your vision.  While a glaucoma diagnosis can certainly be a frightening moment, understand that you are not alone, and that modern medicine offers a host of solutions for managing the condition.  But first, what is glaucoma, exactly? Glaucoma is […]

  • Posted on: Feb 28 2013
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Answering Today’s Top Cataract Surgery Questions

Cataracts remain one of those most common eye conditions among older Americans.  Despite the numbers, however, many patients still have questions as to what cataract treatment is really all about.  In order to clear a few things up – and to help you understand your treatment options – we wanted to share a few of […]

  • Posted on: Feb 4 2013
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Understanding Laser Vision Correction | 5 Reasons to Explore LASIK Today

Laser eye surgery has completely changed the way people think about modern vision correction.  An effective and time-tested answer to nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, LASIK uses leading-edge laser technology to reshape corneal tissue, correct refractive errors and help patients see more clearly. LASIK is also a procedure that patients tend to put off, often due […]

  • Posted on: Jan 2 2013
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What is a Pterygium?

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