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When to Have an Eye Exam

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 06/03/2018 - 12:46

Unlike going to the dentist, it’s generally not necessary to see your eye doctor every 6 months for an eye exam. Typically, having a comprehensive eye exam every 1-2 years will ensure that your eyes stay healthy and your vision remains sharp. Some patients, such as those with medical conditions like diabetes, eye disorders, high…

Spring Allergies and Eye Care

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 05/27/2018 - 04:32

For many people, the arrival of spring is a highly-anticipated event. The warmer weather and blooming plants are a welcome change to the chilly winter just endured. While most are happy when spring arrives, for the millions who suffer from seasonal allergies, spring can be a bothersome time. Allergy sufferers have over-active immune systems. When…

Glaucoma Surgery Recovery

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 05/20/2018 - 04:27

Glaucoma is a term used for a group of eye conditions that cause damage to the optic nerve due to an increase in intraocular pressure. If left untreated, glaucoma can cause complete vision loss. When drug therapies and medications fail or are inappropriate, surgical treatment may be required. There are two types of surgical techniques…

Macular Degeneration – Dry

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 05/13/2018 - 04:22

Macular degeneration is a condition that affects the central part of the retina and results in distortion or loss of central vision. It commonly occurs in older adults and is often referred to as age-related macular degeneration. There are two type of age-related macular degeneration: wet and dry. Dry macular degeneration is the most common…

What is Macular Edema?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 05/06/2018 - 02:46

Macular edema is a swelling or thickening of the eye’s macula, the part of the eye responsible for detailed, central vision. The macula is a very small area at the center of the retina—a thin layer of light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye. Light rays are focused onto the retina where they…

What is Myopia?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 04/29/2018 - 02:41

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a very common vision problem affecting nearly one-third of the population. As the name implies, people who are nearsighted can easily see objects that are near to them, but struggle with objects that are far away. Myopia occurs when the eyeball is slightly longer than usual from front to…

Diabetic Eye Disease Treatment

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 04/22/2018 - 02:36

Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye conditions that can affect people with diabetes. While diabetic eye disease may not always be preventable, early detection and treatment, before significant vision loss or blindness, is the best way to control diabetic eye disease. Diabetic eye disease treatment depends on the type of eye disease you…

Choosing an Eye Doctor

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 04/15/2018 - 13:41

Choosing an eye doctor is an important step toward taking care of your eyes and vision. Eye doctors help to protect your precious sense of sight and help you to have the best vision possible. When choosing an eye doctor, it is important to understand the different types of eye doctors and the skills each…

Eye Examination Instruments

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 04/08/2018 - 13:36

A complete eye examination involves the use of many pieces of equipment and several instruments. During your thorough eye examination in Dallas, many diagnostic tests will be performed. The following are some of the instruments used in our office with descriptions of what they do: Digital Retinal Camera: A digital retinal camera, also called a…

What is Macular Disease?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 04/01/2018 - 13:31

Macular disease is any disease or degeneration of cells in the macula of the eye. The macula is the center part of the retina which is responsible for our straight ahead and sharp, detailed vision. Macular disease results in a gradual loss of sharp, detailed and central vision. Usually the side or peripheral vision is…