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Trouble for Children

Signs Of Childhood Eye Trouble: What Parents Need To Look For What signs of childhood eye trouble do parents need to look out for?  As an adult, you always notice changes in your body. Your joints might ache, you might notice your weight creeping up, or you might notice more frequent headaches. You can take

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Styes

Small bumps that form on the upper or lower eyelid may indicate one of two conditions: styes or chalazions. The easiest way to distinguish between the two is by level of pain. While styes are usually red and quite painful, most people will not feel a chalazion, even if the bump grows to pea-size or

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Choroidal Nevus

Your eye doctor has told you that you have a “freckle” in the back of your eye, called a choroidal nevus.  What does this mean and how does this affect you in the future? Many of us have freckles on various parts of our body. A freckle is a collection of pigmented cells. Your primary

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment in the US, and can affect patients of all ages, many of who do not experience any symptoms and may not be aware that they have the disease. Glaucoma actually refers to a group of diseases that cause damage to the optic nerve as a

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Corneal abrasion

A corneal abrasion can cause pain and irritation of the eye, especially after sleeping in contacts or a brush with a fingernail or tree branch. One of the most common injuries we see, corneal abrasions can be especially damaging to the eye if neglected. This injury involves a scratch of the cornea, or the protective

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Dry Eye Disease

What Is Dry Eye? Tears are necessary for overall eye health. Dry eye occurs when the eyes aren’t sufficiently moisturized, leading to itching, redness and pain from dry spots on the surface of the eye. The eyes may become dry and irritated because the tear ducts don’t produce enough tears, or because the tears themselves

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Cataracts

Cataracts are a common condition that causes a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, and affects millions of people each year, including more than half of all Americans over the age of 65. Cloudiness develops as a result of a buildup of protein in the lens. Cataracts cause a progressive, painless loss of vision. The

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Retinal detachment

Retinal detachment is a serious eye condition that occurs when the retina becomes separated from the wall of the eye and its supportive underlying tissue. The retina cannot function when these two layers are detached, and without prompt treatment, permanent vision loss may occur. Retinal detachment can occur from injury to the eye or face,

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Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common condition in older adults and the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in people over the age of 65. Macular degeneration affects the macula, the part of the retina responsible for the crisp, detailed vision needed for reading or driving. As we

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Diabetes

Nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy If you have diabetes mellitus, your body does not use and store sugar properly. Over time, diabetes can damage blood vessels in the retina, the nerve layer at the back of the eye that senses light and helps to send images to the brain. The damage to retinal vessels is referred to

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