Cataracts

Imagine seeing things as if you were holding a piece of wax paper in front of your eyes.

What if you were surrounded by blurry lines and lights that look like smudges? This is how nearly 22 million Americans affected with cataracts see the world.Cataracts are one of the most common eye conditions that affect the average American after the age of 40. According to the National....Continue reading

glaucoma

Glaucoma Glaucoma is a collection of diseases that damages the eye’s optic nerve. If left untreated, it can cause blindness. Three million Americans suffer from glaucoma, and only one-half of those with the disease realize they have it. Glaucoma generally develops without early symptoms and usually progresses slowly. It can steal your eyesight very gradually. Fortunately, early detection and treatment can help preserve your vision. The most common form of glaucoma is....Continue reading

Diabetes Eyes

Diabetes What can I do, as a patient, to minimize the risk of experiencing eye changes from diabetes (Diabetes Eyes)? Keep weight in the normal range. Perform aerobic exercise for 20 minutes on a regular basis three times a week. Maintain dietary restrictions as appropriate: consult a dietician. Have your blood pressure checked and maintained at less than 140/90. Maintain good control of your blood sugar by regular checks with an internist, and self-monitoring with a ho....Continue reading

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is damage or degeneration of the macular of the eye. The macula is the small, central area of the retina that allows us to see fine details clearly. Aging and thinning of the tissues of the macula cause macular degeneration. Vision loss is generally gradual. In some cases, abnormal blood vessels develop and leak blood or fluid under the macula. Vision loss in these cases may be rapid. This is referred to as “WET” macular degeneration. When the macular does no....Continue reading

dry eyes

Dry Eyes My eyes water, how can I have dry eyes? Dry eyes are the decline in the quantity or quality of the tears bathing your eye.  In other words you can have dry eye if you don’t make enough tears, and you can have dry eye if the tears you make don’t “do the job”. If you have poor quality tears your eye will make extra tears to compensate, making the eye water. If addition to watery eyes, you may feel a sandy, gritty sensation.  Other symptoms include blurred vision which....Continue reading

Double Vision

Double Vision Diplopia (double vision) is often the first manifestation of many systemic disorders, especially muscular or neurologic processes. An accurate, clear description of the symptoms (eg, constant or intermittent; variable or unchanging; at near or at far; with one eye [monocular] or with both eyes [binocular]; horizontal, vertical, or oblique) is critical to appropriate diagnosis and management.  Binocular diplopia (or true diplopia) is a breakdown in the fusional capacity of ....Continue reading

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