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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Lasik Eye Surgery Ocala, FL

Am I a Candidate for LASIK?

Eyeglasses and contact lenses are the two most common methods of vision correction chosen today. While they serve a purpose, each has certain limitations that can create frustration over time. How often might someone have to wipe fog off of their eyeglass lenses after opening the oven door? How many times might the contact wearer…

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Cataract Surgery Ocala, FL

When Should I have Cataracts Removed?

Historically, cataracts have been a widespread cause of vision loss. This problem, in which the protein that naturally exists on the lens of the eye clumps together, can be treated. The procedure is referred to as cataract removal surgery, but this may not paint an accurate picture. Cataract removal is technically lens removal. Because cataracts…

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Eye Exam Ocala FL

Eye Care Tips for Students

Children of all ages are back in the classroom, ready for another year of learning. If you’re like most parents, the onset of the school year coinciding with the last days of summer fun created just enough chaos to stand in the way of those before-school checkups. Even if you planned to schedule your students’…

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Corneal Transplant Ocala, FL

Why Would Corneal Transplant be Necessary?

The eyes are intricate body parts with numerous structures. The cornea is a transparent surface that is located at the front of the eye. Corneal transplant surgery is a procedure (keratoplasty, or KP) in which the central part of the cornea is removed. To take its place, the surgeon inserts a small piece of healthy,…

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Glaucoma Treatment Ocala FL

Diagnosing Glaucoma: What We Look For

Glaucoma is a prevalent eye condition that presents a significant concern. One of the crucial factors about this disease is that it does not give us strong clues when it first develops. This is point one of interest. Another point of concern is that, without early detection through an in-depth eye exam, we don’t know…

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