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Treatment for Glaucoma

The following refers to Open Angle Glaucoma Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, which causes loss of nerve tissue over time.  The optic nerve is the connection between your eye and your brain.  It is actually brain tissue. Glaucoma vision loss cannot be fixed.  Once the nerve tissue is damaged, it cannot be […]

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What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a disease of the eye which affects the nerve of the eye, the optic nerve.  The optic nerve is the “cable” which transmits the vision captured in the eye to the brain, which then interprets the information and allows you to see.  This nerve runs from the brain to the back of the […]

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Laser eye treatment for the retina

Why do I need a laser? Your doctor may recommend laser treatment due to bleeding and/or swelling of your retina from diabetes, hypertension, or some other blood vessel disease.  This laser is usually to prevent further damage to your eye and can sometimes improve your vision.  The blood which is in your eye will still […]

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What is a cataract?

What is a cataract? A cataract is when the normally clear lens in your eye gets cloudy.  The term is Greek in origin, meaning waterfall.  When someone developed cataracts in ancient times the pupil or black part of the eye turned white.  To the Greeks it looked like a waterfall!  Today, cataracts can advance to […]

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Strabismus surgery- What to expect

Strabismus is when the eyes are misaligned.  One or both eyes may be pointing inwards or outwards.  This may be constant or intermittent, especially when tired.  When you are a child, misaligned eyes will not cause double vision, but can if it ocurs after childhood.  As a child, the problem with having the eyes not working […]

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What is a pterygium?

A pterygium is a benign growth over the front of the eye.  It is a whiteish growth from the nasal corner of the eye which grows slowly over the cornea (clear front of the eye) and eventually toward or over the pupil (the black part of the eye).  It can cause irritation, itching, tearing, and […]

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