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Macular Degeneration

What is Macular Degeneration? Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a progressive eye condition that affects the macula, a small but crucial area near the center of the retina. The macula is responsible for sharp, central vision, which is essential for tasks such as reading, driving, and recognizing faces. When the… Continue reading Macular Degeneration

Diabetes & Eye Health

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is an ongoing (chronic) medical condition that affects the way the human body processes food and turns it into energy. All of the cells inside the body rely on a kind of sugar called glucose in order to function. Its two primary forms, type 1 and type 2, differ in their… Continue reading Diabetes & Eye Health

Glaucoma

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 see. When the delicate fibers of these nerves become damaged, blind spots… Continue reading Glaucoma

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… Continue reading Retinal Tear vs. Retinal Detachment

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 of the food you eat into sugar (glucose) and releases it into the bloodstream.… Continue reading How Does Diabetes Affect My Eyes?

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… Continue reading Costume Contact Lenses and Safety

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… Continue reading Fuchs’ Corneal Dystrophy

Corneal Scratches

  Your Care Instructions The cornea is the clear surface that covers the front of the eye. When a speck of dirt, a wood chip, an insect, or another object flies into your eye, it can cause a painful scratch on the cornea. Wearing contact lenses too long or rubbing your eyes can also scratch… Continue reading Corneal Scratches

Anterior Basement Membrane Dystrophy Erosion

  Anterior Basement Membrane Dystrophy (ABMD) affects the epithelium, which is the front layer of the cornea. It is caused by an overproduction of tissue underneath the epithelium, causing gaps in between the epithelial cells. This abnormality of the cells causes blurred vision and can lead to a condition called recurrent corneal erosion (RCE).  RCE… Continue reading Anterior Basement Membrane Dystrophy Erosion

Viral Conjunctivitis

  Viral conjunctivitis is highly contagious and is most often caused by adenovirus. Symptoms include irritation and redness, light sensitivity, foreign body sensation, and a watery discharge. Symptoms may start in one eye and rapidly spread to the other eye. There may also be small bumps on the inside of the lids, called follicles. Many… Continue reading Viral Conjunctivitis

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