Glaucoma: Now What?

One of the biggest questions that patients have after learning that they have glaucoma is “now what?” In many instances, this question goes unasked. What’s behind it is fear of the unknown. Glaucoma isn’t a condition with which most people are familiar. Therefore, essential details such as glaucoma’s ability to cause vision loss can feel…

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Lasik Eye Surgery Ocala, FL

Technology and LASIK

LASIK eye surgery was one of the most technological advances to occur in ophthalmology at its time. It is interesting how one of the primary questions that patients have before they undergo this procedure is how long they may be away from the technologies they use on a daily basis. There’s no denying that we…

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Eye Conditions Ocala, FL

Why so Dry?

Dry eyes are frustrating even when the gritty, burning sensation occurs only on occasion. One can only imagine, then, how chronic inflammation and excessive watering could be somewhat maddening. Tear production is a delicate process, we have come to learn. When this production is interrupted at any step, symptoms occur quickly. Here, we touch on…

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Contact Wearers: Are You Keeping Up with Optimal Hygiene?

It is estimated that one in ten people in our country wears contacts. This adds up to approximately 40 million Americans in contact lenses. If you are one of them, you may remember your eye doctor providing you with detailed information regarding the optimal care of your “new eyes.” Contact lenses offer clear advantages over…

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Lasik Eye Surgery Ocala, FL

Laser Eye Surgery: What about Driving?

The development of laser techniques has been a significant advancement for ophthalmology. Today, more people can improve eyesight and reduce their need for corrective eyeglasses or contacts thanks to laser procedures like LASIK and PRK. The prospect of life without glasses can be exciting. At the same time, laser eye surgery can feel a little…

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Eye Conditions Ocala FL

What is at the Heart of Eye Irritation?

Chronic eye irritation is a complaint that eye doctors tend to hear more frequently than others. Patients express that their eyes feel scratchy or gritty; that they feel wet or are watering so much that they need to be patted dry several times a day. These sensations may coincide with redness and burning or itching,…

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Diabetic Eye Treatment Ocala FL

Why Retinopathy Gets So Much Attention

There are times in life when we may have loved being the center of attention. Usually, as we transition from childhood to adulthood, the comfort level that we have with all eyes being on us diminishes. For many adults, health conditions put them right at the center of it all. In the healthcare field, all…

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Macular Degeneration Ocala, FL

Macular Degeneration Linked to Excessive Iron

There was a point in time when it was common to hear statements like “everything in moderation.” Our parents may have said it when we were children. In adulthood, we may here this phrase, or something like it, from our doctor or a health and wellness expert. It’s possible that an adage such as this…

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