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Glaucoma is a frustrating disease in that its onset is often marked with no symptoms or signs. It then progresses unabated until peripheral vision loss becomes more obvious. Left untreated, it will result in blindness. Glaucoma also isn’t a disease so much as it is a group of related conditions…

Published: 2016-02-25Read Article
Eye Floaters & Flashers

Eye floaters and flashers are two separate phenomena. Eye floaters on their own are not generally cause for concern. In fact, you’ve probably seen eye floaters for your entire life and just never known what they were. Eye floaters are tiny pieces of the vitreous that break loose into the…

Published: 2016-02-25Read Article
Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic eye disease refers to several different eye conditions that are more common in people with diabetes. Despite the name of this group, these eye conditions are not necessarily exclusive to people that have diabetes. As well, not all people with diabetes may develop these eye conditions. Eye Conditions Associated…

Published: 2016-02-24Read Article
Laser Refractive Surgery

Laser refractive surgery has proven effective as a treatment for many different types of eye conditions. It is commonly used for correcting myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. By manipulating the shape of the cornea using laser light, you can correct irregularities in its curvature. The procedure is quite fast, typically taking…

Published: 2016-02-24Read Article
Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, only affects around 3% of the population. It typically only impacts one eye, though in rare cases it impacts both eyes. It is characterized when an eye fails to achieve normal visual acuity, even with the use of corrective lenses (eyeglassess or contact lenses).…

Published: 2016-02-24Read Article