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Can I Prevent Retinal Tears?

Retinal tears precede retinal detachments, and they’re a sign you could be set to lose your sight. Can you prevent them? Here’s what our experts have to say.
May 1st, 2023

Life After Eye Trauma

Accidents happen, and your eyes can endure a traumatic injury from any number of different causes. Learn what you should do if you’re injured and what you can expect after suffering a trauma.
Apr 4th, 2023

5 Helpful Treatments for Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration can rob you of your central vision and make everyday tasks difficult, if not impossible, to perform. Fortunately, we have five helpful treatments for it.
Feb 14th, 2023

Signs That Your Eye Injury Needs Medical Care

If you sustain an eye injury, it’s important to know the signs that you need medical care. Keep reading to learn about some of the most common injuries and the signs they produce.
Dec 11th, 2022

Understanding the Warning Signs of an Eye Tumor

Eye tumors, growths of abnormal cells in and around the eyeball, are usually benign, but understanding the warning signs can prompt you to get medical help before they become serious.
Oct 6th, 2022

Can Macular Degeneration Be Prevented?

Macular degeneration is an eye disease that robs you of your central vision. Can it be prevented? Actually, no, but you can minimize your risks by getting regular eye exams. Here’s why.
Aug 3rd, 2022

Why PRP Laser Therapy Might Be Right for You

If you’re a diabetic, your high sugar levels put you at risk for vision loss. PRP laser therapy is an innovative treatment that can prevent such loss. Learn all about it here.
Jul 12th, 2022

Preventing Vision Loss From Diabetic Retinopathy

If you have diabetes, you’re at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy, an eye disease that robs you of your vision. Keep reading to learn how we can prevent vision loss associated with diabetic retinopathy.
May 1st, 2022

How Should I Prepare for My Vitrectomy?

A vitrectomy is an surgical eye procedure that removes fluid from the eyeball and repairs any damage it may have caused. Keep reading to learn about the procedure and how you should prepare for it.
Feb 1st, 2022

Are Floaters Dangerous?

If you’re seeing floaters in your vision — dark spots or squiggles that seem to move as you do — it may be nothing serious, or it may be an emergency. Learn how to tell the difference here.
Dec 7th, 2021

Is Macular Degeneration Hereditary?

Macular degeneration is a progressive eye disease that can rob you of the central part of your vision. Learn more about the disease and whether heredity plays a role in its development.
Nov 1st, 2021

Why Do I Need to Get My Eyes Dilated?

Dilating your eyes is part of an ophthalmologist’s complete eye exam. Learn why dilation is so important and what eye problems it lets the doctor detect.
Oct 7th, 2021

How to Prevent Glaucoma After an Eye Injury

If you’ve injured your eye, you may have more to worry about than just bruising and swelling — traumatic glaucoma, if not treated, may rob you of your sight over time. Learn how to prevent glaucoma from developing after an injury.
Sep 7th, 2021

How Is Retinal Detachment Treated?

Retinal detachments are rare, but severe, eye emergencies that put your vision at risk. If you have a retinal tear, there are several treatments to consider. Learn more about how your ophthalmologist can save your sight.
Jul 14th, 2021

What Is Myopia?

Millions of Americans have myopia, also known as nearsightedness. But what is this condition, what causes it, and how is it treated?
Jun 17th, 2021

Treatment Options for Retinal Detachment

A retinal detachment is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment. Fortunately, there are plenty of treatment options to repair your eye and save your vision.
May 3rd, 2021

What to Expect at Your Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exam

Millions of Americans have some form of retinal disease, ranging from diabetic retinopathy to age-related macular degeneration. The best way to diagnose retinal disease early is to have a dilated eye exam. This is what you can expect.
Apr 7th, 2021

Understanding Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is one of the many eye diseases that can damage your retina, leading to vision loss and blindness. Early detection is critical to getting effective treatment. Let’s learn more about this prevalent eye condition.
Mar 5th, 2021

8 Signs of Eye Trauma

Eye trauma is a common cause of vision loss, but recognizing a problem and getting quick treatment from a specialist can protect your sight. Learn some of the common signs of eye trauma, so you know when to get help.
Feb 3rd, 2021

Start the New Year With an Eye Checkup

The new year is an excellent time to get a fresh start on healthy habits. Why not schedule an eye exam to start a year of healthy choices? Even if you don’t need glasses or contacts, you should have routine eye exams to monitor your eye health.
Jan 5th, 2021

How Diabetes Affects Your Eye Health

Diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of blindness in the United States, but it doesn’t cause noticeable symptoms until it’s too late. Understanding how diabetes affects your eyes is the first step in protecting your vision.
Dec 7th, 2020

Which Type of Macular Degeneration Do You Have?

Macular degeneration is a common cause of vision loss that affects millions of Americans. But did you know there are two types of the disease and that one kind is treatable while the other is manageable?
Nov 1st, 2020

Preparing for a Dilated Eye Exam

A dilated eye exam is an effective way to screen for eye disease. It's a powerful preventive tool that can help preserve your eye health and vision. Your vision will be blurry for a few hours after your exam, so make sure you're prepared.
Oct 1st, 2020

What Eye Conditions Does PRP Laser Therapy Treat?

If abnormal blood vessels have formed in your eyes, you run the risk of vision problems and blindness. You can protect your sight with panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) laser therapy. Learn more about this innovative treatment.
Sep 10th, 2020

When to Seek Medical Care for Eye Trauma

Eye injuries can happen at any time, like while you’re cleaning the kitchen, playing a sport, or walking the dog. Knowing basic eye first aid and when to seek medical care can preserve your vision if you experience eye trauma.
Aug 19th, 2020

How to Keep a Retinal Tear from Evolving into a Detachment

Retinal tears are not only dangerous, but also have the potential to turn into retinal detachments, which can lead to vision loss. If you know the warning signs of a retinal tear, you can take action to prevent detachment and protect your vision.
Jul 27th, 2020

3 Diabetes-Related Eye Diseases

Millions of Americans live with diabetes, which increases their risk of blindness. If you have diabetes, you should have annual diabetic eye exams, including screenings for diabetic eye diseases such as retinopathy, macular swelling, and glaucoma.
Jun 18th, 2020

Why Routine Eye Exams Are Important

If you don’t wear glasses or contact lenses, you might think you can skip routine eye exams. However, checkups are critical to protecting your eye health and vision. Learn why you should schedule your next eye exam today.
May 26th, 2020

Macular Disease: What Are the Risks?

Millions of Americans have some form of macular disease, which is a leading cause of blindness. When you know your risk factors, you can make changes now to protect your vision. Learn more and schedule an eye exam today.
Apr 16th, 2020

Are You a Candidate for a Clinical Trial?

Clinical trials are a critical part of evaluating new medicines and treatments for eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion. If you want to try cutting-edge treatments, discover if you’re a candidate for a clinical trial.
Mar 1st, 2020

Why Your Regular Diabetic Eye Exam Matters

Diabetes significantly increases your chances of developing an eye disease. Having regular diabetic eye exams allows your ophthalmologist to diagnose and treat diabetic eye diseases before they damage your vision permanently.
Feb 1st, 2020

What's Behind the Flashes and Floaters?

Do you experience odd occurrences with your vision? Seeing bright dots of light floating in your vision or camera-like flashes can be quite daunting. Here we explain the reasons behind them and when it is that you should see a doctor.
Jan 1st, 2020

Know the Signs of Retinal Detachment

A retinal detachment can happen to anyone. If the condition isn’t repaired promptly, it can lead to permanent vision loss. Make sure you know the warning signs of a detached retina so you know what to do if it happens to you.
Dec 17th, 2019