Eye Conditions

What should a routine eye exam include?

Routine eye exams are vital for detecting glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. They are particularly important if you have a family history of eye problems or if you have any risk factors, but they are still very important for everyone. Children should have exams at 6 months, 3 years, and again around…

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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…