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Eyelid Inflammation: Chalazion

by Russ Lazarus November 15, 2020

What is a chalazion? A chalazion is a lump that forms under the skin of the eyelid. It can develop when the meibomian gland becomes […]

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Can COVID-19 Cause Conjunctivitis?

by Russ Lazarus November 9, 2020

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 include a fever, cough, and respiratory problems. However, in rare cases, the virus can also cause an eye infection […]

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Can Pregnancy Affect Vision?

by Russ Lazarus November 2, 2020

An estimated 15 percent of women experience vision changes during pregnancy.  Pregnancy can bring about many different changes in your body. These changes, although sometimes […]

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Common Contact Lens Problems

by Russ Lazarus September 14, 2020

While wearing contact lenses is a safe alternative to eyeglasses, they can come with problems that you may not expect— especially if you are a […]

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Contact Lenses: What Can Go Wrong?

by Russ Lazarus September 14, 2020

When it comes to eyewear, contact lenses offer many benefits. But contact lens use can also cause serious complications to your eye health and vision, […]

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Systemic Diseases That Cause Dry Eye

by Russ Lazarus August 30, 2020

Up to 70 percent of patients with systemic conditions suffer from dry eye. Dry eyes is a common condition caused by insufficient tear quantity, or […]

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How Does the Demodex Mite Cause Blepharitis?

by Russ Lazarus August 27, 2020

What are demodex mites? Demodex folliculorum is a type of demodex mite that lives mostly within the hair follicles on the face and the eyes, […]

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Lesions of the Eyelids

by Russ Lazarus June 23, 2020

What is an eyelid lesion? An eyelid lesion is a growth that develops on the eyelid. Lesions may appear on the eyelid for a variety […]

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Internal Eye Infections

by Russ Lazarus June 23, 2020

Here is a guide to the most common internal eye infections, their symptoms, and treatment methods. Eye infections can be quite uncomfortable, causing redness, pain, […]

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Guide to Contact Lenses 

by Russ Lazarus June 16, 2020

How do contact lenses correct vision? Have you ever thought about how a piece of plastic can improve your vision? Contact lenses are primarily used […]

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Retinal Diseases

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

What is the primary function of the retina? The retina is a thin layer of tissue that contains millions of light-sensitive cells (rods and cones), […]

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Corneal Diseases

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

What is the cornea? The cornea is the clear, protective outer layer of the eye. It acts as a barrier and filter— protecting our eyes […]

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Eye Conditions

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Eye Conditions Why is glaucoma known as the ‘silent thief of sight’? Will I need glasses after cataract surgery?   Why am I seeing dark spots […]

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Eyelid Conditions

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

What is the function of the eyelid? Your eyelids play a crucial role in protecting your ocular health. Eyelids cover the delicate cornea. Without the […]

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Conjunctivitis and Eye Infections

by Russ Lazarus May 31, 2020

Eye infections can cause redness, pain, and inflammation, and can even lead to permanent vision loss if not treated effectively. Approximately 1 in 300 people […]

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Pinguecula and Pterygium

by Russ Lazarus May 31, 2020

Pingueculae and pterygia are benign growths that appear on the eye’s conjunctiva, the clear covering over the white part of your eye. What is a […]

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Glaucoma

by Russ Lazarus May 31, 2020

What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a progressive ocular disease that causes vision loss from damage to the optic nerve, which is responsible for carrying visual […]

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What to Do in an Eye Emergency

by Russ Lazarus April 30, 2020

What is an eye emergency? An eye emergency is any situation that poses a threat to a child’s eye health or vision. Eye injuries account […]

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A Guide to Eye Infections

by Russ Lazarus April 29, 2020

Parents should be aware of the symptoms of an eye infection to enable prompt identification and treatment. Eye infections occur when bacteria, viruses, or fungi […]

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General Eye Care 101

by Ilan Manoim March 11, 2020

Primary Eye Care 101 Why are regular eye exams important? Can eye disease be prevented? What are the signs and symptoms of digital eye strain? […]

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