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What Is a Macular Hole?

by Devora Kramer February 3, 2021

Macular holes affect up to 4 in 1,000 people above the age of 55.  A macular hole is a small tear in the center of

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Keratoconus Treatment: Corneal Cross-linking 

by Russ Lazarus November 11, 2020

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease that weakens the cornea and changes its structure — leading to vision problems and even vision loss.  The cornea

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Ptosis: Why Is My Eyelid Drooping? 

by Russ Lazarus November 2, 2020

What is ptosis? Ptosis, commonly referred to as a droopy eyelid, occurs when the upper eyelid droops down over the eye. A droopy eyelid can

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How Is Diabetic Retinopathy Treated?

by Russ Lazarus September 21, 2020

Without proper treatment, diabetic retinopathy can lead to vision loss and even blindness. Diabetic retinopathy occurs in four stages and can progress rapidly if not treated and monitored properly. Treatment of this sight-threatening disease may include different methods, depending on the stage of the disease.

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Cataract Surgery: What to Expect

by Russ Lazarus July 22, 2020

Cataract surgery is one of the safest, most effective ocular surgeries— improving vision for over 95 percent of patients. Are cataracts significantly affecting your vision and performance of regular activities? You may be a candidate for cataract surgery.

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Cataract FAQs

by Russ Lazarus July 1, 2020

The top 12 questions by patients to their eye doctors on cataracts.

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When Should I Have Cataract Surgery?

by Russ Lazarus June 29, 2020

Over 50% of all adults will begin to develop a cataract by the time they reach 60. When cataracts first develop, you may not even notice any changes to your vision. However, as cataracts worsen, the clouding effects on your eye’s lens increases in severity, and blurry or distorted vision will begin to affect your performance of daily activities

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Will Cataract Surgery Give Me 20/20 Vision?

by Russ Lazarus June 29, 2020

How does cataract surgery help to improve vision? As cataracts develop and cloud the eye’s natural lens, significant visual distortions begin to impact the ability

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Corneal Dystrophies

by Russ Lazarus June 23, 2020

Corneal conditions can permantly impact your vision. The cornea is the clear, protective outer layer of the eye. It’s primary function is to act as

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How Is Glaucoma Treated?

by Russ Lazarus June 23, 2020

Unfortunately, a cure for glaucoma and the ability to reverse it’s damage to the eye has yet to be discovered.  However, there are treatments available to help stop, or at least reduce, the progression of the disease by lowering or controlling IOP.

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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, this can be a serious tumor or just a

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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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What is Laser Refractive Surgery?

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Are you thinking of having laser eye surgery? Laser eye surgery, also called laser refractive surgery, is a common procedure that is performed to eliminate the need for eye wear— both glasses and contact lenses. Up to 98 percent of patients achieve 20/20 vision with laser eye surgery.

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Should I See an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist?

by Russ Lazarus April 5, 2020

Your eye care team Ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians are the three main professionals included on the ‘eye care team’. While each profession plays an important

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