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Cataracts

Cataracts are a clouding of the lens that inhibits proper vision. They are related to aging and around half of Americans over 80 have experienced them. Cataracts can affect either eye and are usually noticeable to the patient in the sixth and seventh decade of life. Some of the symptoms could be night vision glare…

Amblyopia

Amblyopia

Amblyopia- “Lazy Eye” Amblyopia, or “lazy eye” is the lack of central vision in an eye that is not correctable with a lens or due to any health problem. It generally occurs before six years of age and does not affect peripheral vision. Usually only one eye is affected, but on occasion both are. This…

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes and is caused by damage to the blood vessels in the retina. This is the most common diabetic eye disease and is the main cause of blindness in American adults. Retinopathy is caused by the blood vessels of the retina swelling up and leaking…

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Contact Lens Overwear Syndrome

Contact Lens Overwear Syndrome (also known as contact lens-induced acute red eye, CLARE, or tight lens syndrome) is the result of patients over-extending their contact lens wearing time or by wearing their contact lenses in a closed eye environment (during sleep.) It is most common in people that wear non-gas permeable contact lenses, but can…

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Why Do Animal Allergies Cause Eye Irritation?

Why Do Animal Allergies Cause Eye Irritation? Eye irritation due to allergies, also known as allergic conjunctivitis or ocular allergies, is a common problem for allergy sufferers. One cause of allergic conjunctivitis that plagues many people is pet dander. Itchy, watery, red eyes after contact with an animal or after entering a room where an…