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Albinism or Albino

  What is Albinism? Albinism is the congenital lack of or decreased amount of pigment or melanin in the tissues of the body. It is an autosomal recessive disease associated with the development of melanin in the body. The prevalence in the United States is nearly 1 in 40,000 and is much more … [Read More...]

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Glaucoma Surgery Late Complications

What is Glaucoma? In simple terms, glaucoma is secondary to elevated intraocular pressure which damages the optic nerve in the back of the eye. In most cases the eye pressure can be controlled by topical ocular medications and selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT). In some cases, the eye pressure … [Read More...]

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A New Surgery to Treat Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a multifactorial disease of the eye. The eye pressure is higher than what the eye can tolerate and the optic nerve in the back of the eye is damaged. This damage leads to a slow loss of side vision and later the central vision. Because the loss of side vision is slow, … [Read More...]

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MMP-9 a New Test for Dry Eyes

What is Dry Eye Syndrome? Dry eye syndrome is a multi-factorial disease of the surface of the due to a diminished or abnormal tear film. It may affect more than 40 million Americans. Many dry eye patients go undiagnosed until the disease has progressed significantly. Increased osmolarity and salt … [Read More...]

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Do You Suffer From Dry Eyes?

The eye’s inability to produce tears and lubricate itself is a condition that affects millions of people every day. The causes of Dry Eye Syndrome include aging, environmental irritants, lifestyle, injuries or pre-existing medical conditions. Treating dryness is not only important for your comfort, but also for your eye’s health. Besides lubricating the eye, the tear film helps […]

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Glaucoma Surgery Late Complications

What is Glaucoma? In simple terms, glaucoma is secondary to elevated intraocular pressure which damages the optic nerve in the back of the eye. In most cases the eye pressure can be controlled by topical ocular medications and selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT). In some cases, the eye pressure … [Read More...]

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A New Surgery to Treat Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a multifactorial disease of the eye. The eye pressure is higher than what the eye can tolerate and the optic nerve in the back of the eye is damaged. This damage leads to a slow loss of side vision and later the central vision. Because the loss of side vision is slow, … [Read More...]

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Are You a Premium IOL Candidate with Cataract Surgery?

Cataract Surgery Cataract surgery involves removing the lens in the eye that has become cloudy or hazy. After the natural lens is removed, an intraocular lens is placed inside the eye to restore a person’s vision. The surgery takes only a few minutes to perform and is highly successful. In most … [Read More...]

Improving Visual Outcomes After Cataract Surgery

What is a Cataract? Most people think that a cataract is a film or growth that is growing over the eye. It is actually the natural lens located behind the pupil that we use to focus that gradually becomes hazy or cloudy. It is essentially an aging process in the lens of the eye. Cataract … [Read More...]

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