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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


No Symptoms, Big Problems in Open Angle Glaucoma

Maybe you or your family member was recently diagnosed with open angle glaucoma and now you are wondering, “What is glaucoma? What does this mean for my future? Is there a treatment or cure for open angle glaucoma?” Open angle glaucoma usually occurs when increased pressure inside the eye, known as intraocular pressure, damages 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


How to Identify a Chalazion and Stye

Small bumps that form on the upper or lower eyelid may indicate one of two conditions: styes or chalazions. The easiest way to distinguish between the two is by level of pain. While styes are usually red and quite painful, most people will not feel a chalazion, even if the bump grows to pea-size. Styes…  read more


What is Retinal Detachment?

Retinal detachment occurs when the retina separates from its attachments to the underlying tissues of the eye, and is also a leading cause of blindness that can easily be prevented with early detection and treatment. The retina is a layer of tissue in the back of the eye. Think of it as the wallpaper on…  read more


How to Treat Glaucoma

You’ve recently been diagnosed with glaucoma or are at high risk for glaucoma, and your doctor has recommended you begin a treatment plan. For those of you wondering, “What does glaucoma treatment consist of?” you’ve come to the right place. Although glaucoma cannot be cured, a comprehensive treatment plan can reduce and prevent further damage…  read more


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