What Can You Do To Protect Your Eyes During The Summer?

It’s Been A Long Summer, Are You Protecting Your Eyes? Each season can affect us differently, depending on the conditions outside. During the summertime the temperature begins to increase, skies are clear, and sunlight radiates through until the autumn arrives. These changing conditions can ultimately have negative effects on our eyes. For example, too much […]

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What Is Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma?

The most common form of glaucoma is Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma, or POAG.  POAG usually occurs in people over the age of 40, but it can also occur in younger adults due to risk factors like race, family history of glaucoma, and/or having very thin corneas. In fact, many Americans have POAG and are unaware of […]

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What is BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® is a neurotoxin, botulinum toxin type A, that is used to block messages between muscles and nerves that control them. Within 2-5 days of injections, the effects of BOTOX® become apparent and can generally last for 4-6 months. What is BOTOX® used for? The most common use for BOTOX® Cosmetic is to reduce the […]

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Eye Diseases: Fuchs’ Endothelial Dystrophy

What Is Fuchs’ Endothelial Dystrophy and Can It Be Treated? Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy is an eye disease in which the innermost layer of cells in the cornea, called endothelium, suffers from degenerative changes (Gary Heiting, 2014). It is the responsibility of the endothelium to maintain proper amount of fluid in the cornea. This allows for […]

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Those Who Suffer From Dry Eyes Know Best That Tears Are Not Just For Crying

Many people associate tears with crying caused from many different emotions. For example, some will cry in sadness, mourning a loss, or because of a strong pain, while others may cry in excitement, winning a grand prize, or finally seeing someone that had been gone for years. Nonetheless, these associations are correct but the thing […]

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It’s The Season for Eye Allergies

If you suffer from allergies that affect your eyes, which is also known as allergic conjunctivitis, you are not alone!  Approximately one in five people suffer from perennial and / or seasonal eye allergies.  Perennial allergies are caused by the things that are a constant in your life.  For example, your pets, dust mites, perfume […]

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Digital Photographs Help Spot Retinoblastoma in Children

Retinoblastoma is an aggressive form of eye cancer that mostly occurs in children from birth to five years old.  It is difficult to diagnose because typically, children that young are not seen by an ophthalmologist.  Leukocoria, or “white eye” is one of the main symptoms of retinoblastoma.  Baylor University and Harvard Medical School researchers believe […]

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