Eye Care Updates

double vision
13Jul, 2016

DO YOU SEE GHOSTS?

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While “blurred vision” is characterized by a loss of sharp vision and an inability to see fine details, “double vision” involves seeing two images (or “ghost images”). “Diplopia,” as double vision is known medically, may occur by itself or it may be present with other symptoms such as misalignment of one or both eyes, painful eye movements, or droopy eyelids. These symptoms should prompt an immediate comprehensive eye exam. Double vision may also be prompted by a refractive error, cataracts, or failure of both eyes to point at the object […]
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reading glasses
17Dec, 2015

TWILIGHT VISION

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Because a visual acuity test is usually performed under normal daylight conditions, it does not indicate how well a person can see in low light. This distinction is important to make because “twilight vision” can be noticeably worse for some people with certain eye conditions. As a result, they may find it difficult to drive or perform other important tasks under low-light conditions. Decreased twilight vision (often referred to as “night myopia”) can be a problem for many young adults who have a slight shift toward nearsightedness. Older adults may […]
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bi-section of eyeball
29Oct, 2015

DIABETIC EYE DISEASE

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“Diabetic eye disease” refers to a group of eye problems. These include cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and blindness. Diabetic individuals with proliferative retinopathy can reduce their risk of blindness by 95 percent with timely treatment and appropriate follow-up care.
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lasik eye surgery
11Sep, 2015

LENS REPLACEMENT SURGERY

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While “laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis” (LASIK) surgery may be a very good way for younger patients, in particular, to correct refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism), “lens replacement surgery” (LRS) may be a better option for older patients. Unlike LASIK, which involves reshaping the cornea (the clear front surface of the eye), LRS encompasses replacing the eye lens with an implant. Doing so with a high-tech, multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) helps older patients overcome the effects of “presbyopia” (age-related lens inflexibility that necessitates reading glasses) and cataracts. LRS works best […]
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