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Intraocular Lens Options

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 05/29/2017 - 20:50

Cataract surgery is a common procedure and is performed thousands of times in the United States each year.  During the surgery, the cataract is removed and an intraocular lens is inserted. What many people may not be aware of is the many options available in intraocular lenses. An intraocular lens is an implant that is…

Is Glaucoma Hereditary?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 05/22/2017 - 13:22

Glaucoma is a term used for a group of diseases that irreversibly damage the optic nerve, potentially causing vision loss and blindness. Commonly thought to be a sign of aging, in fact, glaucoma can strike anyone at any age. Genetic and hereditary factors are considered to play a key role in all major forms of…

Glaucoma Care

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 05/15/2017 - 13:19

Are you newly diagnosed with glaucoma and not sure how to best care for it?  Many people are in the same situation. If you’ve been recently diagnosed with glaucoma, it is likely that your doctor prescribed medication.  Medicine, usually in the form of pills or eye drops, are a common early treatment for glaucoma.  These…

Spring Allergies and Eye Care

Submitted by Karen Saland on Tue 05/09/2017 - 12:57

For many people, the arrival of spring is a much-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 Mon 05/01/2017 - 20:19

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…

Glaucoma Symptoms

Submitted by Karen Saland on Tue 04/25/2017 - 19:39

Glaucoma is a complicated eye disease in which damage to the optic nerve may result in vision loss. There are several forms of glaucoma; the two most common forms are primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and angle-closure glaucoma (ACG). Open-angle glaucoma is often called “the sneak thief of sight” because it has no symptoms until significant…

Eye Glass Prescriptions – Part Two

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 04/17/2017 - 19:32

Cylinder (CYL). This indicates the amount of lens power for astigmatism and represents the difference in the greatest power of the eye and weakest power of the eye, usually separated by 90 degrees. If nothing appears in this column, either you have no astigmatism, or your astigmatism is so slight that it is not necessary…

Eye Glass Prescriptions – Part One

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 04/10/2017 - 19:29

If you’ve ever looked closely at your eye glass prescription, you’ve probably wondered how to make sense of all those numbers and symbols. In order to be interpreted worldwide, eyeglass prescriptions are written in a standardized format with common notations. The first step to understanding your eyeglass prescription is knowing what OD and OS mean….

What is Glaucoma of the Eye?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Tue 04/04/2017 - 18:37

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can lead to blindness by damaging the optic nerve. The eye continuously produces a fluid, called the aqueous, that must drain from the eye to maintain healthy eye pressure. In Primary Open Angle Glaucoma, which is the most common type of glaucoma, the eye’s drainage canals become…

Contact Lenses and Pink Eye

Submitted by Karen Saland on Tue 03/28/2017 - 18:28

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation or swelling of the conjunctiva which is the thin transparent layer of tissue that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and covers the white part of the eye. Often called “pink eye,” conjunctivitis is a common eye disease, especially in children. Some forms of pink eye are highly contagious and…