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What is Keratoconus?

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Keratoconus is a progressive condition of the eye in which the front of the eye changes shape, resembling a cone. To understand, it helps to know a little about your corneas. Corneasare the transparent membranes in the front of your eyes, and they typically are round, like a ball. When light enters your corneas, it moves through your pupils and

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Eyesight and Genetics

Is Great Eyesight All About Genetics?

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Maybe you remember an exercise in biology class about dominant and recessive genes in eye color, which allowed you to link your parents’ and grandparents’ eye colors to your own. Are other characteristics, such as nearsightedness or astigmatism, the result of genetics as well? Many Eye Conditions Are Inherited The most common eye disorder is refractive error, in which the shape

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Healthy Eye vs Diseased Eye

Healthy Eye vs. Diseased Eye

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Our eyes are one of the most important parts of the human body. Not only do they provide us with perspective and color, they allow us the discover our surroundings in a bright and beautiful way. Refractive errors or eye disease can prevent us from enjoying the wonderful world around us. Making the decisions for treatment can be difficult, especially

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Women's Eye Health

National Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

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Quick fact: The fourth month of the year is thought to be named after Aprhrilis, derived from the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite. In addition to paying homage to the goddess this month, April is also devoted to celebrating another aspect of womanhood. Prevent Blindness America designates April as National Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month, dedicated to spreading awareness

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Five Common Conditions that Impact the Cornea

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The cornea is an integral part of the eye. It helps the eye to focus properly and causes the involuntary reflex for the eyelids to close. A healthy cornea is needed for a healthy eye. The cornea consists of a highly ordered group of cells and proteins with essential nerve endings. It is the transparent front part of the eye;

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Spotlight on Glaucoma: Causes, Types and Treatments

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Glaucoma effects anywhere between 2 to 3 million Americans and is the second leading cause of blindness, just behind cataracts. It’s suspected that more than 3 million Americans have glaucoma with a great number of those people going undiagnosed. Glaucoma is a group of complex diseases, which in most cases are caused when there is an increase in liquid production.

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A Holistic Approach to Eye Health

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The eyes are arguably one of the most important parts of the human body and experience. They provide us with perspective, dazzle by translating color, and allow us the explore environments like no other sense can. Unfortunately, as we age, eyes can weaken in ways that limit how we see the world around us. Fortunately, there are simple habits to

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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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See Well for a Lifetime – 6 Tips for Eye Health

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As age sets in, noticeable differences in vision and eye health start to occur. Changes can range from seeing a change of color to a decrease in tear production.  Most people will begin to experience some minor changes in vision by age 40.  Two things that are not normal, however, are vision loss and blindness. While more than 80 percent

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