August 19, 2018

Eye Conditions

Blepharitis
“Blepharitis” literally means “eyelid” (bleph), “inflammation” (itis). It is an extremely prevalent condition that causes ocular discomfort in several ways.   Read more…

Cataracts
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye which may cause blurred or hazy vision. Cataracts have the potential to severely impair your vision. But the good news is: They can be treated!  Read more…

Corneal Disease
The cornea is the clear, front window of the eye, much like the crystal on your wristwatch. Light rays pass through the cornea, and are focused on the retina (in the back of the eye). Many eye conditions may affect the cornea and change its transparency. Read more…

Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetic Retinopathy is a complication of diabetes and is caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina that can bring about severe loss of vision. Read more…

Dry Eye Syndrome
Many people suffer from the nagging symptoms of dry eyes. The eyes may feel tired, burn, water, and feel like sand is in them. Anything that increases evaporation can elicit the symptoms, such as being outside in the sun, wind, in the car in front of a heater or air conditioner.  Read more…

Flashes and Floaters
The abrupt onset of new “floaters” and/or “flashes” is a common reason people come in for an eye examination. Most of the time the symptoms do not indicate a serious problem, but only a dilated eye exam can distinguish between those who do and those who do not have a vision threatening problem.  Read more…

Glaucoma
Glaucoma is a general term for a group of eye diseases that, if left untreated, will elevate pressure inside the eye causing optic nerve damage. This damage creates a loss of vision.  Read more…

Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss in people over age fifty in the United States. It does not cause complete loss of vision, but can cause a person to become visually disabled by distorting their center vision.  Read more…

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