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What happens during vitreous floater surgery

Over time, many patients will experience the development of “floaters” in their field of vision. Floaters are specks, strings, and other shapes that may appear when looking around. While these flecks are harmless, they can become severe, large, and interfere routinely with one’s vision, impacting their ability to read or drive. These specks are actually …

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Understanding Amblyopia in Children

The eyes are the windows to our souls. They are also incredibly important for getting through day-to-day tasks. When our children are faced with certain conditions, it can impact their daily life, including those who are diagnosed with amblyopia. What is amblyopia? Amblyopia is the leading cause of visual impairment in children. This condition, which …

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How to Prevent Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Now that young children are back in school, they’re going to be around a lot of other children—and germs. This can make it difficult to control contagious conditions that often spread in school environments, including colds and the flu. However, many parents overlook another condition that can be easily passed between students: pink eye. What …

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Floaters: Are They Serious?

You’ve likely been warned about floaters (those bright little dots that only you can see, which last for a few seconds), especially if you have a high prescription. But are they really so serious? Floaters may occur for a number of reasons, but they aren’t always emergency situations. Keep reading to learn about floaters and …

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How to Hide a Stye

Have you ever woken up on the morning of a very important day to find that something’s just not right? Waking up with a stye is our worst nightmare. There’s only so much you can do during the day of. Thankfully, we’re here to help you calm and hide a stye in the event that you …

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How Old Are Your Eyes?

In celebration of Older Americans Month, we want to discuss how aging affects your eyes. If you are over 40 years, you may understand how frustrating it is to learn during your eye exam that it is time to change your prescription or begin using reading glasses. Yes, you could probably eat more carrots, but unfortunately, …

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Do You Have Sensitive Eyes?

Do you experience pain when you look at lights, even indoor lighting that is found in department stores and offices? Have you noticed that you seem to develop headaches when you are in places that have bright lights? You may experience photophobia, sensitivity to light. Although the reason for your photophobia may be benign, an …

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