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Learn more about ophthalmology care in our blog!

What Causes Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration or age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common eye conditions that can rob its victims of their central vision. AMD is caused by damage to an individual’s macula. This is the area in the middle of the retina. It can affect an individual’s ability to read, drive and perform other activities. Macular degeneration does not affect the peripheral or side vision, and thus it does not lead to total blindness.

Why Is Glaucoma Awareness Important?

The size of the population living with glaucoma is startling. There are three million persons in the United States and over 60 million across the world. Experts say that these numbers may increase by more than half by 2030. While these numbers are significant by themselves, the nature of the condition is also serious.

Discussing UV and Solar Blue Light Protection With Your Eye Doctor

Humanity needs the sun and different kinds of indoor lighting to keep the world moving. Even so, ultraviolet (UV) and solar blue light can harm your eyes.

Top 10 Tips for Diabetic Retinopathy Prevention

If you have diabetes, you are prone to developing certain eye problems like diabetic retinopathy. If left undiagnosed and untreated, this type of complication can lead to blindness.

How the Gut Plays an Important Role in Your Eye Health

Researchers have been studying the vast collection of the microbiome that live in human bodies for the past decade. Much of these bacteria and other microbes are accumulated in the digestive system. That’s why most of the attention so far has been directed at its impact on various immune-mediated health conditions. But scientists have also discovered possible links between gut health and in some unexpected places. One of which is how the gut plays an important role in your eye health.

How to prevent macular degeneration?

Macular degeneration is a very common eye disorder, particularly amongst people over the age of 50. Macular degeneration occurs as a result of the thinning of an area of the retina at the back of the eye called the macula.

Learn more about the new intraocular lens technology for cataract surgery

Cataracts are estimated to affect more than 24 million Americans over the age of 40, and by the time we reach 80 years old, at least half of us will be suffering from this condition – which is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world.

What to Expect with Cataract Surgery Recovery?

Cataract surgery is a very safe and effective way of restoring the vision of patients affected by this very common condition. In fact, cataract surgery is so popular that an estimated 3 million U.S. adults undergo the procedure every year. And with a success rate of around 98%, it is easy to see why it is such a popular solution.

UV Protective Sunglasses FAQs

How much thought have you given to your sunglasses? They may suit your face shape and look fantastic, but as well as being a fashion accessory, are they functional and protect your eyes from the harmful effects of the sun?

The Importance of Getting Your Eyes Checked Each Year by an Ophthalmologist

If you are healthy, under the age of 60, and wear glasses, regular eye exams are recommended for all patients, every 2 years. For those over 60 years old, a yearly ophthalmic examination is recommended as a number of eye diseases become more frequent. 

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