What Is Macular Degeneration?

Issue 30.16

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a deterioration or breakdown of the eye’s macula. The macula is a small area in the retina — the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. The macula is the part of the retina that is responsible for your central vision, allowing you to see […]

Got Floaters And Flashes? What You Can Do!

Issue 20.16

Do you have small specks, clouds or what appears to be ‘little tiny bugs’ moving into your field of vision? These are called floaters. You can often see them when looking at a plain background, like a blank wall or blue sky. These floaters are actually tiny clumps of cells or […]

What Are Floaters and Flashes?

Issue 15.16

You may sometimes see small specks or clouds moving in your field of vision. These are called floaters. You can often see them when looking at a plain background, like a blank wall or blue sky. Floaters are actually tiny clumps of cells or material inside the vitreous, the clear, gel-like […]

Have Cataract Surgery, Live Longer

Issue 31.15

New study finds that those who have cataract surgery to correct visual impairment live longer than those who do not have the surgery. Previous studies have shown that older persons with cataract-related visual impairment likely have a greater mortality risk than their peers who have normal vision – and that cataract […]

Richens Eye Center Welcomes New Ophthalmologist… Shawno E. May Accepts New Position

Issue 26.15

Ophthalmologist, Shawno E. May, MD, will be leaving the U.S. Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, FL to join the professional staff at Richens Eye center and specialize in comprehensive ophthalmology this month.

Dr. Sharon Richens said they are extremely thrilled to have May joining their practice and the fact that a man […]

What Can Cataract Surgery Do For You?

Issue 21.15

Sharpen your vision!

A cataract is a human lens that has become cloudy or yellow, instead of remaining clear. Cataracts are like wrinkles; they come with birthdays. How many birthdays depends on your family’s health history and your luck.

Improve your focus, without glasses!

Cataract surgery gives the patient and doctor […]

Minimize The Misery Of Spring Eye Allergies

Issue 16.15

Eye allergies — red, itchy, watery eyes that are bothered by the same irritants that cause sneezing and a runny nose among seasonal allergy sufferers — are very common. This spring may be extra irritating for allergy sufferers, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). After a long, wet […]

Four Fantastic Foods To Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Issue 6.15

Everybody knows that eating right is the way to keep your heart healthy. The good news is that the same diet that helps your heart is probably also good for your eyes. A diet low in fat and rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains can pay benefits not only to […]

Your Eyes Could Be The Windows To Your Health

Issue 3.15

Seventy-eight-year-old retired mortgage broker Robert Waters walked into his ophthalmologist’s office for a routine annual eye exam, and walked out with something he wasn’t expecting—an urgent follow-up with his cardiologist. “I saw a microscopic clot in the blood vessels of his retina,” said the ophthalmologist. The follow-up revealed a much bigger […]

When It Comes To Your Eyes, Make It ‘Home Safe Home’

Issue 38.14

You might think that the family home is a fairly unthreatening setting. And responses to a recent public survey commissioned by the American Academy of Ophthalmology show that people generally agree.

* Less than half of survey respondents mentioned the home — especially the yard or garage — as the most […]