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Dry Eye Syndrome

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 02/04/2018 - 00:31

Dry eye syndrome can be caused by a variety of factors including: Increased age – Tear production tends to diminish as you get older. Dry eyes are common in people over age 50. Gender – Dry eye syndrome is more common in women, especially if they experience hormonal changes due to pregnancy, using birth control…

Diabetic Eye Problems

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 01/28/2018 - 00:28

If you have diabetes, regular visits to your eye doctor are important to avoid diabetic eye problems. High blood sugar (glucose) increases the risk of diabetic eye problems. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults age 20 to 74. High blood sugar in diabetes causes the lens of the eye to…

Benefits of a Retinal Exam

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 01/21/2018 - 00:23

A healthy retina is essential to maintaining clear vision and overall eye function. A retinal examination allows your doctor to evaluate the back of your eye including the retina, the optic disk and the underlying layer of blood vessels that nourish the retina (choroid). During a retinal exam in Dallas, Dr. Saland will perform a series…

What to Expect at Your Child’s First Eye Exam

Submitted by Karen Saland on Tue 01/16/2018 - 03:23

The American Optometric Association (AOA) says 25 percent of all school-age children have vision problems. It is best to have your child see an eye doctor for an eye exam no later than age three and again before entering school, assuming the eye exam that took place as a newborn was fine. Schedule your child’s…

Treatment of Floaters

Submitted by Karen Saland on Tue 01/09/2018 - 03:19

Most eye floaters occur as part of the natural aging process. Floaters are rarely troublesome enough to cause additional problems – unless they are a symptom of a more serious condition. Though they will never fully disappear, they often improve over the course of a few weeks or months. Most eye floaters don’t require any…

Dry Eye Syndrome

Submitted by Karen Saland on Tue 01/02/2018 - 02:59

A healthy eye is hydrated by a film of tears. However, those who suffer from dry eye syndrome do not produce enough quality tears to keep the surface of the eye sufficiently moist throughout the day. The result is an irritated eye that may affect vision, and if left untreated, can cause damage to the…

What Causes Retinal Tears and Detachments?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 12/24/2017 - 02:55

Retinal tears and detachments occur when the retina (the inner lining of the eye) is damaged. The retina is the thin layer of light-sensing nerve cells lining the inside back of your eye. It converts light rays into signals which are sent through the optic nerve to your brain where they are recognized as images….

Blepharitis

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 12/17/2017 - 20:53

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids. If you suffer from blepharitis, you may experience any of the following symptoms: Watery eyes Eyes are red Sensations in the eye of grittiness and burning Eyelids look greasy Itchy eyelids Swollen, red eyelids Skin around the eyes is flaking Crusted eyelashes Light sensitivity Eyelashes that grow abnormally…

Four Dry Eye Symptoms

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 12/10/2017 - 02:14

Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a common disorder of the tear film.  The syndrome affects a significant percentage of the population, especially those older than 40 years of age. It is more common in women than in men.  DES results from one of the following: Decreased tear production Excessive tear evaporation An abnormality in the…

Light Flashes in Eyes

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 12/03/2017 - 02:09

Many conditions can cause photopsia – flashes of light in the eye. Light flashes in eyes can be harmless or they can be an indicator of a serious problem that needs immediate treatment. It is important to be evaluated by an eye doctor for an accurate diagnosis of the cause of light flashes in your…