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When is Blurred Vision a Medical Emergency?

by Russ Lazarus May 18, 2021

A problem with any part of the eye, such as the retina, optic nerve or cornea, can suddenly cause blurred vision. Slowly progressive blurred vision is usually caused by long-term medical conditions. Sudden blurring is most often caused by a single event. Some instances of sudden blurred vision are medical emergencies that must be treated as soon as possible to prevent permanent damage and vision loss.

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Eye Health

by Russ Lazarus February 21, 2021

Eyes are known as the ‘windows to your soul’, but they are the window to your health as well. Diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, heart and vascular diseases, and even some forms of cancer could be detected during an eye exam. According to Eye-Q, over 20% of Americans say an eye doctor detected a health issue – not related to the eyes.

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Sixth Nerve Palsy

by Devora Kramer January 23, 2021

Sixth nerve palsy, also called abducens nerve palsy, is a rare condition that occurs when the sixth cranial nerve, also called the abducens nerve, becomes damaged.

Each year, around 11 in 100,000 people are diagnosed with sixth nerve palsy. 

The sixth cranial nerve is responsible for sending signals to the lateral rectus muscle. When the sixth cranial nerve becomes damaged, it prevents the lateral rectus muscle from operating and results in an inward eye turn (esotropia) and double vision.

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Fourth Nerve Palsy

by Devora Kramer January 23, 2021

Fourth Nerve Palsy, also known as Superior Oblique Palsy or Trochlear Nerve Palsy, occurs when the fourth cranial nerve becomes diseased or damaged. The fourth cranial nerve controls the actions of the superior oblique eye muscle and is responsible for turning the eye inward and downward.

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What Is Neuroplasticity?

by Devora Kramer January 23, 2021

Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to change and adapt in response to new experiences. It was once thought that the nerve fibers in the

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Prism Lenses for Double Vision

by Devora Kramer January 20, 2021

Double vision is a relatively common problem, and is responsible for 850,000 visits to the doctor and hospital each year. Double vision, also known as

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What Are Side Vision Glasses?

by Devora Kramer January 11, 2021

Side-vision awareness glasses are an effective low vision device that increases the viewing field for people suffering from side vision loss.  Side vision awareness glasses

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Nystagmus

by Devora Kramer January 4, 2021

Nystagmus is an eye condition that causes repetitive involuntary eye movements. These movements can cause the eyes to move from side to side, up and down, or in circular motions. Nystagmus frequently leads to unsteady and impaired vision and depth perception which can cause poor balance and coordination.

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Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation FAQs 

by Devora Kramer January 4, 2021

These are the 10 most frequent questions asked to vision therapy eye doctors on vision therapy following a head injury. You may easily find answers to your questions below. If you still have questions, contact your nearest eye doctor experienced in TBIs, concussion and vision therapy

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Can a Stroke Cause Vision Problems? 

by Devora Kramer January 4, 2021

Approximately 60 percent of stroke patients develop some form of visual impairment. A stroke occurs when there is an interruption of blood flow to the

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Kaleidoscope Vision 

by Russ Lazarus December 20, 2020

What is kaleidoscope vision? Kaleidoscope vision occurs when multi-colored visual images are experienced with a headache, migraine, stroke or brain injury.   In many cases, kaleidoscope

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Neuro-Optometry 

by Russ Lazarus December 20, 2020

What is a neuro-optometrist? Neuro-optometrists diagnose and treat visual problems related to neurological conditions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Through rehabilitative treatment, neuro-optometrists retrain and

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