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Black Floating Spots in Vision

If you notice small black floating spots drifting across your field of vision – known as eye floaters – you might be concerned. Most of the time, these tiny specks and squiggly strands are harmless, but they can occasionally be cause for concern. Here’s what you need to know about…

Published: September 4, 2017

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Treatment of Floaters

Most eye floaters occur as part of the natural aging process. Floaters are rarely troublesome enough to cause additional problems, unless they are a symptom of a more serious condition. Though they will never fully disappear, they often improve over the course of a few weeks or months. Most eye…

Published: August 28, 2017

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Retinal Atrophy

Retinal health is essential to good vision. The retina is the tissue lining the back of the eye that contains photoreceptors. These specialized cells are responsible for converting light energy into electrical nerve signals which then travel through the optic nerve to the brain where they are perceived as vision.

Published: August 20, 2017

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Finding an Eye Care Professional

Even if you are not experiencing vision problems, it is important to get regular eye exams. Children and adults should regularly consult an eye care professional and have their vision checked in order to diagnose any vision related problems early and treat them effectively. If you are thinking about seeing…

Published: August 13, 2017

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High Blood Pressure and Eye Disease

High blood pressure can be very harmful to the body, causing heart and kidney problems among other issues. If untreated, high blood pressure can also affect your eyesight and lead to eye disease. High blood pressure can damage blood vessels in the retina. The retina is the layer of tissue…

Published: August 6, 2017

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Light Flashes in Eyes

Many conditions cause photopsia, or flashes of light in the eye. Flashes of light can be harmless, or an indicator of a serious eye problem that needs immediate treatment. It is important to be evaluated by an eye doctor for an accurate diagnosis of the cause of light flashes in…

Published: July 31, 2017

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Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is a common and uncomfortable eye condition that can be caused by infections, allergies or irritants. The conjunctiva is a thin tissue that covers the front of your eye and the back of your eyelids. The conjunctiva helps protect your eye and keep it moist. One or both eyes…

Published: July 23, 2017

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Blepharitis

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids. If you suffer from blepharitis, you may experience any of the following symptoms: Watery eyes Eyes are red Sensations in the eye of grittiness and burning Eyelids look greasy Itchy eyelids Swollen, red eyelids Skin around the eyes is flaking Crusted eyelashes Light…

Published: July 16, 2017

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Retinal Vein Occlusion

Retinal vein occlusion occurs when one of the tiny retinal veins in the eye becomes blocked by a blood clot. This means that blood cannot drain away from the retina as easily and there is a backlog of blood in the blood vessels of the retina. This can lead to…

Published: July 9, 2017

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Diagram of the Eye

Even though the eye is small, only about 1 inch in diameter, it serves a very important function – the sense of sight. The eye is one of the most complex organisms in the human body. It is made up of many distinct parts working in unison together and in…

Published: July 2, 2017

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