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Examining Common Ocular Surface Diseases

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Whether born with perfect vision or managing different eye conditions since early in life, recognizing the importance of eye care is immediate. But it’s interesting that many ocular conditions are relatively unknown. While physical conditions get more airplay, ocular conditions are just as important to daily life. The term ocular surface disease refers to problems that occur on the transparent

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10 Surprising Facts about Your Eyes

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We often don’t think about our eyes until something goes wrong. When you learn more about your eyes you see just how amazing they are. Here are ten facts about your eyes that you probably never knew, with tips on what you can do to minimize or seek treatment for common eye problems. 1. Your Eyes Can Get Sunburned (& Get

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5 Foods That Help Maintain Eye Health

5 Foods That Help Maintain Eye Health

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Not everyone thinks the link between the food they eat and eye health is important enough to worry about. That’s fine, and other eye-protection measures are quite important. Still, nutritional and quality food helps a person’s overall health – eyes included. You might imagine eating a diet to help with your eye health is inconvenient, but it is not. There

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How to Avoid Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)

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Between computers, phones, video games, movies, and television, it is close to impossible to get away from looking at a screen. With computers now so incorporated with the modern workday and also for personal use, Computer Vision Syndrome has become more common. Computer Vision Syndrome is a temporary condition that occurs when focusing on a computer screen for too long.

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Why Do My Eyes Itch: Do I Have Ocular Allergies?

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It is that time of year again when the mild weather invites us to spend our time outside, but Mother Nature may have something else in mind: allergies. Allergy season arrives earlier in Phoenix than in other cities thanks to our mild climate. Based on a recent study by Quest Diagnostics, which examined the ragweed sensitization rate in different parts

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Do You Suffer From Dry Eyes?

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What you may be experiencing is “Meibomian Gland Obstruction”, an underlying cause of Evaporative Dry Eye. Your tears are made of 3 layers: 1. Lipid (oil) layer: lubricates and prevents evaporation 2. Aqueous (water) layer: nourishes and protects the cornea 3. Mucin layer: adheres tears to the eye Meibomian glands: create the lipid (oil) layer of the tear film Warm

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Macular Degeneration: Part 1 – Introduction

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February is Macular Degeneration Awareness month. Many of you have already heard of this retinal disease and the new treatments to prevent its potentially devastating effects. If you are reading this blog, you or someone you love may have already been affected by Age-Related Macular Degeneration. If you haven’t heard of the condition, you soon will. Often called “ARMD” or

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