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The Contact Lens Conundrum

Issue 35.16

Just recently a patient came to see me. He had never been seen by my office before, so his situation was new to me. He was concerned because his eye was very red, painful, and his vision had decreased rapidly. Upon examination, it was discovered that he had developed a corneal […]

What Is Lazy-Eye?

Issue 36.15

Of all the different conditions that come up in clinic with patients, lazy-eye is probably one that generates the most confusion. I would like to briefly discuss the definition of lazy-eye, and how it can be diagnosed, and treated at an early age. While amblyopia can occur to adults, pediatric amblyopia […]

Uncomfortable Eyes?

Issue 44.14

Do your eyes burn, scratch, itch, or water? Does your vision blur after a few minutes of reading or working on the computer? These kinds of complaints are probably amongst the most common that I hear. Ocular irritation can come from many different factors. Rarely is it a single source, but […]

What Is Amblyopia… Lazy Eye?

Issue 38.13

Amblyopia, or what is commonly referred to as lazy eye, is a neurological condition where clear vision has not been “seen”, or imprinted in the brain. This vision development occurs early in life, from birth up to 6-9 years of age. If normal vision has not been experienced enough, the brain […]

Diabetes And The Eye

Issue 8.13

Do you have diabetes? If you do, you are not alone. It is estimated that among U.S. residents ages 65 years and older, 10.9 million, or 26.9%, had diabetes in 2010. Among ages 20 and older, 25.6 million, or 11.3 % have diabetes. Furthermore, it is also estimated that 79 million […]

Do I Need An Eye Exam?

Issue 44.12

Very simply put, the answer is, ”Yes!” Here are some of the most common things that are diagnosed over the age of 40.

Cataracts

Cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside of the eye. This is a normal aging process, and affects nearly everyone to some degree as we […]