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What’s Worse: High Myopia or Smoking?

by Devora Kramer January 11, 2021

Smoking causes the development of sight-threatening eye diseases — but did you know that myopia can also increase your risk of these serious eye disease?  […]

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Should I Be Worried About Myopia?

by Devora Kramer January 4, 2021

Myopia (nearsightedness) progression in children doesn’t only result in a rapidly increasing optical prescription, it can also lead to some serious sight-threatening eye conditions in […]

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Can Your Child Benefit from Myopia Management?

by Russ Lazarus December 28, 2020

Myopia (nearsightedness) is a common vision problem that occurs when distant images appear blurry. Myopia occurs when the light entering the eye is focused in […]

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Light Sensitivity (Photophobia)

by Russ Lazarus December 20, 2020

Light sensitivity is one of the most common visual complaints.  Light sensitivity, clinically termed photophobia, can cause discomfort in the presence of natural and artificial […]

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Can Corticosteroids Affect Vision?

by Russ Lazarus November 24, 2020

Corticosteroid drugs, also called steroids, stimulate the production of cortisol in the body. Cortisol is a natural hormone that helps to stabilize the body’s anti-inflammatory […]

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Cataract Surgery Complications

by Russ Lazarus November 11, 2020

Every year, over 9.5 million cataract surgeries are performed, worldwide. While the overwhelming majority (98%) of cataract surgeries are successful, like any surgical procedure there […]

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Pregnancy Complications: When to See an Eye Doctor 

by Russ Lazarus November 3, 2020

How do pregnancy complications affect the eyes? Pregnancy is a time filled with lots of excitement and emotions— you can blame this on the new […]

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What Is an Eye Stroke?

by Russ Lazarus October 27, 2020

A retinal blood vessel occlusion, commonly referred to as an ‘eye stroke’ occurs when the blood vessels in the eye become narrowed or blocked. The […]

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Night Blindness: Treatments and Prevention

by Russ Lazarus October 21, 2020

Night blindness (nyctalopia) affects vision clarity in low light conditions and can significantly impact performance of daily activities. Night blindness, despite its name, does not […]

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What Causes Night Blindness?

by Russ Lazarus October 21, 2020

Night blindness (nyctalopia) causes reduced vision in low light conditions, and can be a source of fear and anxiety for those affected by it.   Decreased […]

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4 Ways Diabetes Can Affect Your Vision

by Russ Lazarus September 22, 2020

Diabetes can increase your risk of eye disease and permanent vision loss. Diabetes affects the way your body regulates glucose (sugar), and prevents the glucose […]

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What Is an OCT Eye Exam?

by Russ Lazarus August 23, 2020

An optical coherence tomography scan (OCT scan) is a critical tool for early diagnosis of macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachment, and diabetic retinal disease.  An […]

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What Is a Digital Retinal Image?

by Russ Lazarus August 23, 2020

Digital retinal imaging (DRI) is a quick and painless way for your eye doctor to look inside your eye and track changes to your ocular […]

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Visual Field Testing

by Russ Lazarus August 16, 2020

What is a visual field test? Your visual field is simply all the areas you can see at one time. This area includes all the […]

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Why Is Eye Pressure Important?

by Russ Lazarus August 15, 2020

Eye pressure, also called intraocular pressure (IOP) refers to the fluid pressure inside the eye. Maintaining a healthy IOP will help to preserve your vision […]

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Normal Tension Glaucoma

by Russ Lazarus July 9, 2020

What is normal tension glaucoma (NTG)? Glaucoma is the name for a group of ocular diseases that occur as a result of: High eye pressure […]

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Glaucoma FAQs

by Russ Lazarus July 7, 2020

Q: What is glaucoma? A: Glaucoma is a progressive ocular disease that causes permanent vision loss, as a result of damage to the optic nerve […]

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What Is Open Angle Glaucoma?

by Russ Lazarus July 7, 2020

Open-angle glaucoma accounts for more than 80 percent of all glaucoma cases. Open angle glaucoma (OAG) is the most common form of glaucoma that usually […]

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What Is Angle Closure Glaucoma?

by Russ Lazarus July 7, 2020

Angle closure glaucoma is a rare, but serious form of glaucoma that requires immediate medical attention.   Closed angle glaucoma develops as a result of a […]

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Can I Prevent Glaucoma?

by Russ Lazarus July 2, 2020

The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Catch the ‘Silent Thief of Sight’ before it catches […]

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