Patient Education

Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that cause blindness by harming the optic nerve, the large nerve that is responsible for vision. In glaucoma, optic nerve damage is related to pressure changes in fluid circulating inside the front portion of the eyeball. In many patients, this damage occurs when the eye's internal fluid pressure is abnormally high, but it can also occur when the internal pressure is measured as "normal."
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Introducing a breakthrough in vision surgery. Now there's a revolutionary new way to potentially leave your glasses behind introducing the AcrySof ReSTOR intraocular lens (IOL), a breakthrough in vision surgery. AcrySof ReSTOR has been uniquely designed to improve vision at all distances up close, far away and everything in-between giving cataract patients their best chance ever to live free of glasses.
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Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common problems treated by eye physicians. Over ten million Americans suffer from dry eyes. It is usually caused by a problem with the quality of the tear film that lubricates the eyes.
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One of the most common causes for poor vision as we mature is cataract formation. The clear lens inside our eye gradually becomes harder and less transparent, eventually blocking the passage of light and reducing vision. The symptoms of a cataract vary. Common complaints include difficulty reading and seeing at distance, halos around lights at night particularly while driving, and glare or dazzle noted with bright lights, which reduce the ability to identify objects.
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Recurrent erosion presents as a sharp, stabbing pain in your eye upon awakening. Typically there is tearing and foreign body sensation which can last hours to days. It is often associated with light sensitivity and blurred vision.
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Diabetes is a syndrome characterized by disordered metabolism and inappropriately high blood sugar (hyperglycaemia) resulting from either low levels of the hormone insulin or from abnormal resistance to insulin's effects coupled with inadequate levels of insulin secretion to compensate. The characteristic symptoms are excessive urine production (polyuria), excessive thirst and increased fluid intake (polydipsia), and blurred vision. These symptoms are likely absent if the blood sugar is only mildly elevated.
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Macular degeneration is a medical condition predominantly found in elderly adults in which the center of the inner lining of the eye, known as the macula area of the retina, suffers thinning, atrophy, and in some cases, bleeding. This can result in loss of central vision, which entails inability to see fine details, to read, or to recognize faces.
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Vitamins and minerals. Many researchers and eyecare practitioners believe that antioxidant vitamins, such as beta-carotene (vitamin A) and vitamins C and E, may protect the macula from damage.
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Retinal detachment is a serious and sight-threatening event, occurring when the retina becomes separated from its underlying supportive tissue. The retina cannot function when these layers are detached, and unless it is re-attached soon, permanent vision loss may result.
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Although small in size, the eye is a very complex organ. The eye is approximately 1 inch (2.54 cm) wide, 1 inch deep and 0.9 inches (2.3 cm) high.
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Blepharitis means chronic inflammation of the eyelids and eyelashes. It is one of the most frequent reasons for visits to the ophthalmologist's office and can occur at all ages;
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Rosacea (pronounced rose-ay-shah) is a disease affecting the skin of the face - mostly where people flush.
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