Eye Health

Eye Spots, Flashes and Eye Floaters

Almost everyone will experience a small moving dark spot in their vision. These are commonly named floaters and are especially common when looking directly at a light background or into bright lights. The perception of floaters is medically known as myodesopsia. What are Eye Floaters? Eye floaters are condensed proteins floating through the vitreous fluid […]

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Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration (AMD) is an aging disease in the central area of the retina, the macula. There are two forms; Nonexudative (dry) and exudative (wet). Non Exudative (Dry) Macular Degeneration Symptom is usually a gradual decrease in vision. Result of tissue atrophy and deposits (drusen). Treatments include AREDS multivitamins, fish oil or other omega-3 supplements,

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Ocular Migraines (Eye Migraines)

Ophthalmic (eye) migraines are quite common and often painless, although the solo term “migraine” usually brings to mind a severe type of headache. But with eye-related migraines, visual disturbances with or without headache pain also can accompany migraine processes thought to be related to changes in blood flow in the brain. These visual problems associated

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Refractive Errors and Vision

Eyesight is the most precious gift we have. It allows us to perceive the surrounding world like no other of our senses. Unfortunately, there are quite a lot of eye disorders that can permanently affect the quality of vision. Early recognition and treatment are the keys to preserving eyesight. Here are some of the most

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Ptosis – drooping eyelids

Ptosis is also called “drooping eyelid.” It is caused by weakness of the muscle responsible for raising the eyelid, damage to the nerves that control those muscles, or looseness of the skin of the upper eyelids. Causes, incidence, and risk factors Drooping eyelid can be caused by the normal aging process, a congenital abnormality (present

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Aging Eyes

Many eye-vitamin formulations currently on the market are based on research conducted by the National Institutes of Health in a project called Age-Related Eye Disease Study, or AREDS. The first phase of the clinical trial, completed in 2001, found that a specific combination of vitamins C and E, along with beta-carotene and zinc, reduced the

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Melanoma – Are your Eyes Safe?

In honor of May being Melanoma Awareness Month, we’d like to remind you that melanoma can also develop in the eye and that with all forms of melanoma, early detection is vital. Unlike skin melanoma, the only way to detect ocular melanoma (unless it’s on the lids – which is extremely rare), is by dilated

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Julian’s Story

Whether it’s a new haircut or a different clothing style, teenagers try all sorts of things to change their appearance. It’s all part of growing up and finding yourself. Unfortunately for one boy, his attempts at changing his appearance went too far. 17-year-old Julian Hamlin purchased colored contacts from his local gas station for just

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