Author Archive | Thomas Croley MD

Eye Exam

Why Visit a Comprehensive Eye Center even for Routine Exams

Maybe you’ve been undergoing routine eye exams for most of your adult life and staying up to date with eyeglass prescriptions as needed to keep your vision sharp. Maybe you’re one of those people who hasn’t seen an eye doctor in decades because you see just fine. In either scenario, there is quite a lot…

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Lasik Eye Surgery Ocala, FL

What’s That Floating Through Your Vision?

Floaters is a term used to describe a common visual phenomenon that many adults experience at some point. In our Ocala office, many patients ask what these visual apparitions are and if they should be concerned. Here, we discuss some of the typical questions that patients have about this condition. What are eye floaters? Floaters…

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Eye Conditions Ocala, FL

We Can Clear Up the Source of Those Tears

Tears aren’t just something you see when you cry. You may not give much thought to your eyes overall, but we assume that most people know there is a tear film that is always present, keeping the surface of the eye lubricated and functional. Chances are you’ve experienced dry eyes at least once in your…

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Eye Exam Ocala FL

What Really Happens at a Routine Eye Exam

Many people wonder why it is necessary to see the eye doctor if their vision is fine and they don’t need eyeglasses or contacts. As we’ve discussed previously, there is much more to an average eye exam than one may imagine. Our exams don’t focus only on vision; they also observe the various parts of…

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Eye Exam Ocala FL

Why Should I See the Eye Doctor When I See Just Fine?

You may consider yourself one of the lucky ones; you’ve reached a certain age without needing the reading glasses you see others wearing. Even if your eyesight is spot-on – or you think it is – there are several reasons why you still need to see an eye doctor on a regular basis. Eye exams…

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Glaucoma, Ocala, TX

Do You Know how to Live with Glaucoma?

As Glaucoma Awareness Month comes to an end, we want to discuss ways in which people with this eye condition can support their eye health. In our recent blog, we discussed how glaucoma affects the eyes and how it can cause vision loss if treatment does not begin early. Statistics put glaucoma at the top…

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Glaucoma, Ocala, FL

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Let’s Talk!

Glaucoma is a grouping of eye diseases that warrants deep and consistent discussion. Because millions of people are currently affected by glaucoma and millions more are predicted to develop this disease at some point, we cannot do too much to increase awareness. Experts have estimated that the number of people with glaucoma will reach a…

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Botox Ocala, FL

Is a Younger-Looking Face What You’re Really After?

When asked why they are seeking facial rejuvenation with injectables or eyelid surgery, the response that many patients give is that they want to look younger. This is the standard answer that most surgeons have come to expect and, really, it doesn’t matter why a patient wants to rejuvenate their face as long as they…

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Eye Health Ocala, FL

The Hidden Dangers of High Blood Pressure

Millions of Americans have high blood pressure. The condition is painless and quite sneaky, really, because you can have elevated blood pressure and not know it. According to studies, high blood pressure is grossly underdiagnosed simply because people do not tend to see their doctor unless they experience symptoms of illness. Because high blood pressure…

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Corneal Transplant Ocala, FL

Replacing a Damaged Cornea

The cornea is the part of the eye that literally sits front and center. This clear anterior surface protects the inner structures from environmental factors like dust and also from injury. What happens in the event of severe corneal damage? At Central Florida Eye Institute, a corneal transplant may be recommended. Corneal transplant treatment is…

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