Category: General Eye Problems

Diabetic Retinopathy: Everything you need to know

Diabetes can cause detrimental effects on many organs of the body, including the eyes (i.e. diabetic retinopathy). When patients have elevated hemoglobin A1c or blood sugar levels and the disease is uncontrolled, it can present in a form of eye disease called diabetic retinopathy. Even long-term diabetic patients with controlled disease that have no visual symptoms can still be affected,...

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Here’s What Diabetic Macular Edema Means

Diabetes can affect many parts of the body, including the eyes (i.e. diabetic macular edema). When diabetes is uncontrolled, the disease may start to affect a patient’s retina, the tissue in the back of the eye. The retinal blood vessels weaken and leak, releasing fluid that can cause retinal swelling. When the retina swells up in the area that’s responsible...

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5 Things You Should Know About Cataracts

Experiencing cataracts symptoms and want to learn more? Want to test your knowledge about eye cataracts or learn something new? How do you fix cataracts? What’s the cataracts recovery process like? You’ve come to the right place for those answers! Join us as we uncover five things you should know about cataracts. 1) Cataract surgery is one of the most...

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What is the Best Eye Surgery for Astigmatism?

One of the most important aspects of a successful eye surgery is to make sure the patient is ideally matched with the procedure that is best for their specific vision problem. Astigmatism is one of the most common vision problems that must be considered in any vision correction procedure. What is astigmatism and how is it diagnosed? Astigmatism is a...

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Feeling Pressure In Your Eyes? Common Causes and Treatments

Sometimes our patients will say, “I feel like there’s pressure in my eyes or pressure behind my eyes!”  or “Why does it feel like something in my eye?” Have you ever felt like this? Many patients have, and we can help. Ocular hypertension– What you need to know Do you know that approximately 4.5% to 9.4% of Americans (age 40...

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Surgery to Replace Reading Glasses: Does it Exist?

Around the age of 40, people begin to experience blurred vision when reading or looking at a computer screen. No longer can you adjust focus and see things close up. This only gets worse as you get older, until you are 60 and have no ability to focus. But is it possible to fix near vision and replace reading glasses...

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