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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


November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes affects more than 25 million Americans, but according to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 7 million people don’t even know they are diabetic. The metabolic disease occurs when the body is unable to produce enough insulin, leading to abnormal blood sugar levels and various medical complications. Diabetes is…  read more


When Cloudy Vision May Be Cataracts

Imagine you are looking out of a foggy window. The fog prevents light from traveling inside, limiting your ability to see outside. This effect occurs naturally as we age, and is known as cataracts.               Cloudy vision prevents the eye from absorbing the light and producing a clear image…  read more


What is LASIK Eye Surgery?

For years, you have followed the same routine every morning—wake up, put in your contacts, and get ready for work. But that doesn’t have to be your life. You could wake up with crystal clear vision and toss your glasses and contacts. A contact and glasses-free reality can be achieved with LASIK eye surgery, a…  read more


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