What is it?

Glaucoma is a collection of eye disorders which cause damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerves are the structures which carry information from the retina (the part of the eye which senses light) to the brain, allowing us to...

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Retinal Tear vs. Retinal Detachment

Retinal tears and detachments are both eye conditions that can lead to vision loss or blindness if not treated. Retinal tears are more common than a full detachment, but they have similar symptoms that are important to catch as early as possible to avoid any potential long term damage to the retina or permanent loss of vision. This article will help you understand the two...

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How Does Diabetes Affect My Eyes?

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a very common chronic health condition that affects how the body processes nutrients. Over 37 million people in the US have diabetes – that’s about 1 person in every 10.

Normally, the body breaks down most...

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Costume Contact Lenses and Safety

  Cosmetic or decorative contact lenses are contact lenses that change the way your eyes look, whether or not they provide any corrective benefit. These contact lenses can make your eyes look different in many ways, from changing pupil shape or eye color, to giving cartoon character or animal eye effects. These contact lenses are also often...

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Fuchs’ Corneal Dystrophy

  Fuchs’ corneal dystrophy is a disorder in which the cells in the endothelial layer of the cornea essentially die. The purpose of these cells is to pump fluid from the cornea. When these cells are no longer functioning, fluid builds up and causes corneal swelling. This corneal edema affects vision, causing it to be cloudy or hazy.  Early stages of Fuchs’ dystrophy may go...

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