Macular Degeneration
11-30-17

  View Video   What Is It? Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) damages the eyesight of 13 million Americans. In many cases, the onset of AMD drastically limits one’s mobility and devastates one’s sense of independence and security. It strikes painlessly, disrupting the central vision needed to read and to write, to drive and to watch […]

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Histoplasmosis
11-30-17

  What Is It? Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection caused by the organism histoplama capsulatum. The disease is acquired by inhaling the organism. From the lungs the fungus travels to the spleen, liver and sometimes the eyes. This disease is most common in the Mississippi and Ohio river valleys. It is also quite common in […]

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Headaches
11-30-17

  View Video   What Is It? Headache is one of our most common health complaints. The multimillion dollar sales of over-the-counter pain relievers is proof of how many people suffer from headaches. Most people know headaches are not usually serious and are often triggered by such factors as stress, fatigue, food-stuffs or alcohol. Most […]

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Glaucoma
11-30-17

  View Video   What Is It? Glaucoma is an eye disease which is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Two out of every 100 people over the age of 35 have their vision threatened by this disease. Yet when diagnosed early, blindness from glaucoma is almost always preventable. When […]

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Flourescein Angiography
11-30-17

  View Video   What Is It? Flourescein angiography is a diagnostic procedure which uses a special camera to take a series of photographs of the retina, the light sensitive tissue in the back of the eye. A special water-soluble dye (flourescein) is injected into a vein in the arm. The dye travels through the […]

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Flashers and Floaters
11-30-17

  View Video   What Is It? One of the most common symptoms an eye doctor encounters is that of flashes and/or floaters. Someone will notice a “bug” that’s not there. Others notice “lines, webs or dots”. These may range from very small to disturbing “clouds” effecting the vision. It is common for patients to […]

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Dry Eyes
11-30-17

  View Video   What Is It? We often take our tears for granted. Actually, the proper lubrication of the eyes is complex and necessary for healthy eyes. There are three layers to the tear film covering the surface of the eye: Inner layer – made of mucous Middle layer – made of salty water […]

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Diabetic Retinopathy
11-30-17

  View Video   What Is It? If you have diabetes mellitus, your body does not use and store sugar properly. High blood sugar levels can damage blood vessels in the retina, the nerve layer at the back of the eye that senses light and helps to send images to the brain. the damage to […]

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Detached Retina
11-30-17

  View Video   What Is It? The retina lies in the back of the eye. It is a multi-layer tissue which is responsible for detecting visual images and transmitting these to the brain. The retina is similar to the film inside a camera. A retinal detachment occurs when it pulls away from the back […]

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Corneal Abrasion
11-30-17

  View Video   What is the Cornea? The cornea is the clear front window of the eye. It covers the colored portion of the eye, much like a watch crystal covers the face of a watch. The cornea is composed of five layers. The outermost layer is called the epithelium.   What is a […]

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