macular degeneration

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Dry Eye disease

Dry Eye Disease

Dry eye syndrome or dry eye disease may affect as many as 40 million Americans. You have a 1 out of 10 chance of developing or having dry eyes. The numbers are increasing as more and more people are spending long periods of time staring at a flat-screen device. This could be a smartphone, iPad, … Read More...

Blood Vessels Growing into the Trabecular Meshwork Blocking Fluid from Exiting the Eye and glaucoma diagnosis

Glaucoma Guidebook

What Kind of Eye Disease is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is not a simple eye disease where the eye pressure is elevated and therefore you have glaucoma. A variety of etiologies causes glaucoma. It presents clinically in a variety of different forms. In simple terms, glaucoma is a disease process involving … Read More...

arthritis and the eye

Arthritis and the Eye

Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Effect on the Eye Rheumatoid arthritis can affect the eye in a variety of ways. It can range from mild dry eyes, severe inflammation, and loss of vision. Fortunately, it is rare for the complications from rheumatoid arthritis to cause someone to go blind. What is … Read More...

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What Is Photophobia? Definition, Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

If you are familiar with other “phobias,” you might guess that “photophobia” is an intense fear of light. While that is the linguistic definition of the word, in medicine photophobia refers to an extreme sensitivity to light that can range in intensity from a slight nuisance to a debilitating … Read More...

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How to Know If Your Eyes Are Healthy: 8 Sings You’re Okay

The saying goes that “your eyes are the window to your soul,” but what if they are really a window to your health too? As a mucous membrane, your eyes catch almost everything going into your body – from pollen floating in the air to the germs from your coworker’s sneeze. It is not uncommon for … Read More...

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How to Know if You’re Legally Blind

Most people are at least familiar with the term “legally blind”. However, few people actually fully understand what it means and how to know if you're legally blind. Not only that, but many individuals are surprised by the fact that the term itself describes a government standard rather than a … Read More...

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How to Relieve Eye Fatigue: 9 Things You Can Do

Your eyes can experience fatigue for a variety of reasons. Whether your eyes look and feel fatigued because of eye-strain, health-related issues, or exhaustion, it can put a damper on your everyday life. But for those days when your eyes are feeling their worst, have no fear. We've compiled a list … Read More...

photodynamic therapy for macular degeneration

All About Photodynamic Therapy for Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a common eye condition that can render you virtually-blind with time. Luckily, with today's technology, there are a variety of treatment options to help save your sight. Photodynamic therapy for macular degeneration is a procedure that cannot reverse lost vision but can … Read More...

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