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Cataracts & Cataract Surgery

What is a Cataract? When I explain cataract to my patients, I tell them that cataract is not a disease that only a few people get, like glaucoma or macular degeneration. Rather, it is an aging change that gets everyone…

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Dry Eye Disease

There are nearly 30 million people in the United States and over 300 million worldwide who have been diagnosed with dry eye disease. Most of these patients have learned to live with eye discomfort and have become dependent on remedies…

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Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking

The cornea focuses light on the retina to provide clear vision. A smooth, regular shape is critical for the cornea to focus light effectively. Keratoconus and other diseases make the cornea thinner and weaker, causing it to bulge into an…

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Eye Safety in the Workplace

Each year, there are over 20,000 cases of work-related eye injuries in the United States alone as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. These cases of ocular trauma comprise an estimated 10- 20% of all occupational injuries. By…

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“You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!”: Toy Safety

In the 1983 holiday classic, A Christmas Story, 9-year-old Ralphie only has one thing on his mind: opening up a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-Shot Range Model air rifle on Christmas morning. His mother, teacher, and even the Santa Claus…

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Laser Vision Correction 101

The cornea is the window at the front of the eye which helps focus light to provide a clear visual image. The idea of correcting spectacle prescription through reshaping of the cornea was first proposed in 1949. Early efforts to…

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Fact or Fiction: Is Eating Carrots Good for Your Eyes?

"Is eating carrots good for your eyes?" This question dates back to World War II, when carrots became associated with improved night vision. A British fighter pilot named John “Cats’ Eyes” Cunningham claimed his expert night flying was due to…

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Back to School: Does My Child Need a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

As summer winds down and preparations for a new school year begin, for many children this means a return to the primary care provider for a back to school physical. For kids who wear glasses, this is also a common…

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Sports Safety: Preventing Sports Related Eye Injuries

Trauma is a leading cause of preventable vision loss in adults and children in the United States. Although most adults have trauma through work-related injuries, eye trauma in children usually occurs while playing sports. Over the last few decades, improvements…

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Cataracts 101

A cataract is cloudiness of the lens of the eye, which limits light passage into the eye and inhibits the ability of the lens to focus images on the retina. It is the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Fortunately, this…

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Sjogren’s Syndrome: More Than Meets The “Eye”

Since Dr. Henrik Sjögren first identified and named the disease in 1933, it has been proven to affect virtually every racial and ethnic group. Awareness in regards to Sjogren’s syndrome is still lacking and increasing professional awareness is needed to…

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How You Can Prevent Irreversible Vision Loss

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Although it is more prevalent in adults, it can occur at any age. Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, which is…

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