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Tips for Healthy Eyes

Your eyes are an important part of your health. There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. The following simple tips can help you keep your eyes healthy and your vision as clear as possible for many years to…

Published: November 19, 2017

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Eye Care After Diabetes

To keep your vision sharp, it’s important to take good care of your health so you can prevent problems related to diabetes. Over time, high blood sugar can damage the tiny blood vessels in your eyes and this can lead to a condition called diabetic retinopathy. High blood sugar…

Published: November 12, 2017

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Choosing an Eye Doctor

Choosing an eye doctor is an important step toward taking care of your eyes and vision. Eye doctors help to protect your precious sense of sight and help you to have the best vision possible. When choosing an eye doctor, it is important to understand the different types of eye…

Published: November 5, 2017

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What is Macular Disease?

Macular disease is any disease or degeneration of cells in the macula. The macula is the center part of the retina which is responsible for our straight ahead and sharp, detailed vision. Macular disease results in a gradual loss of sharp, detailed and central vision. Usually the side or peripheral…

Published: October 29, 2017

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Vision Care

Never underestimate the importance of your eyes. Your eyes are your window to the world, allowing you to experience each moment life has to offer. An annual eye exam is about much more than healthy vision. It can help you manage your overall health and wellbeing, too. An eye exam…

Published: October 22, 2017

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Macular Holes and Cataracts

Degenerative conditions that affect the retina, the part of the eye responsible for forming images, can pose a serious threat to a person’s vision. In Phoenix, the doctors at Associated Retina Consultants provide exceptional treatment for retinal conditions such as macular holes and cataracts, among others. Macular Holes: A macular…

Published: October 15, 2017

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Glaucoma Prevention

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness, affecting around 2% of the population. Glaucoma is the result of progressive damage to the optic nerve due to high pressure in the eye (intraocular pressure). This causes progressive visual field loss and if untreated, eventual blindness. Unfortunately, once vision is lost…

Published: October 8, 2017

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Genetic Macular Diseases

Some genetic disorders are inherited from our parents, while other genetic diseases are caused by acquired changes or mutations in a preexisting gene or group of genes. Mutations can occur either randomly or due to some environmental exposure. Genetic macular diseases include: Macular Dystrophy – Linked to inherited genetic…

Published: October 1, 2017

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Diabetic Retinopathy Stages

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes which affects the small blood vessels in the lining at the back of the eye. This lining is called the retina. A healthy retina is necessary for good eyesight. Diabetic retinopathy can cause the blood vessels in the retina to leak or…

Published: September 25, 2017

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Retinal Disorders

The retina is a transparent layer of light-sensing tissue in the back of your eye that sends images to your brain. In the center of this nerve tissue is the macula. It provides the sharp, central vision needed for reading, driving, seeing fine detail and color. The peripheral area of…

Published: September 18, 2017

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