Choroidal Nevus Blog

Your eye doctor has told you that you have a “freckle” in the back of your eye. What does this mean and how does this affect you in the future? Many of us have freckles on various parts of our body. A freckle is a collection of pigmented cells. Your primary care doctor or dermatologist… Read More


Floaters

Many patients come into our office with the initial complaint of a new “black spot” or “spider web” in their vision. This can be a very scary thing, especially if this has never happened to you before.  These new black spots in our vision are often referred to as floaters. It helps to understand exactly… Read More


Skin Cancer of the Eyelid

As our knowledge of the preventability of skin cancer increases, so too should the measures that we take to reduce our own risk. The importance of SPF and protecting the skin from sun exposure is routinely preached and practiced by most individuals. But is sunscreen itself enough?   According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, “The… Read More


What Do Black Spots in the Eye Mean?

At Georgia Eye Partners, we often see patients who experience symptoms they find troubling, especially when they have not yet experienced vision problems. One of these conditions is known as vitreous floaters and can be easily diagnosed. Floaters appear as small black dots or threadlike strands in the vision that move away as you focus… Read More


A Common, Aging Problem

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of blindness among seniors in America, and continues to be a growing problem as our baby boomer generation matures. Due to the prevalence of the disease, we are often faced with this question from our patients, “Are there any new developments in the treatment of macular… Read More


Dry Eye Syndrome in Women

Dry eye syndrome is believed to be one of the most common eye conditions in the United States, especially among women over the age of 40. Dry eye has several risk factors and is caused by numerous etiologies including inflammation, lid gland dysfunction, increased age, gender, systemic disease, medication side effects, and a change in… Read More


The Causes of Dry Eye Problems

Dry eye is an extremely common condition where tears do not sufficiently lubricate and nourish the eye. People who experience dry eye either do not produce enough tears or have poor quality tears that do not lubricate effectively. Tears are crucial for reducing the risk of eye infection, rinsing away foreign debris, and keeping the… Read More


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