Eye Disease

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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Welcome Alison Kitzerow, OD, Specializing in Comprehensive Eye Care

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Dr. Kitzerow will provide comprehensive eye care including primary medical eye care and diagnosis of cataracts, ocular surface disease, diseases of the retina and other age related eye diseases. She will work in tandem our cornea, cataract, glaucoma and retina surgeons on preoperative and postoperative care. Dr. Kitzerow joined Barnet Dulaney Perkins from her previous position at DePoe Eye Center

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Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI)

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View Video Laser Peripheral Iridotomy or LPI, is used exclusively for management in patients with narrow or closed angle glaucoma. With narrow or closed angle glaucoma, there is a drain in the eye, and that drain is at risk for being blocked or covered completely by the colored part of the eye, or the iris. The risk of this is

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Worried about Vision Loss? How to Protect Your Eyesight

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Are you protecting your eyesight from vision loss or blindness due to eye disease and conditions? Your eye health is important and  there a few simple measures you can take to help prevent vision loss. Taking care of your eyes needs to be a priority just like scheduling yearly physicals, eating healthy and engaging in physical activity. This month, Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center is

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ABC’s of Diabetic Eye Disease

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Author: Dr. Jordan Graff Managing diabetes requires special attention to personal health and irregular symptoms. However, not all complications caused by diabetes are obvious. Diabetic eye disease leading to diabetic retinopathy, cataract and glaucoma can be sight-threatening if it is not identified and treated early. Regular eye care visits with an optometrist or ophthalmologist should be part of a diabetic’s

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When Was Your Last Eye Exam?

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If you don’t remember when you last had an eye exam, it may be an indication that you are passing up the best opportunity you have to protect your eyesight. A thorough examination by an optometrist or ophthalmologist is the only way to be sure your eyes are healthy. Many sight-threatening eye diseases, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, show

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Diagnosing Glaucoma

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Simply measuring eye pressure does not guarantee a correct diagnosis of glaucoma. As we have stated, glaucoma is defined as damage to the optic nerve. Damage to the optic nerve initially leads to loss of peripheral vision. If the disease is allowed to progress, patients ultimately suffer loss of central vision. In general, damage to the optic does not cause

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What is Glaucoma?

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What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a treatable disease. However, it has no cure. Glaucoma is defined as “damage” to optic nerve cells. In a majority of cases, this optic nerve damage is caused by elevated intraocular pressure (pressure within the eye.) It is important to note, that nearly 20% of individuals with glaucoma do not demonstrate elevated pressures. These patients

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Treatment Option for Patients with Keratoconus

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Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center continues expand the treatment of eye disease with new indications for technology. We have has used Intacs (intrastromal corneal ring segments from Addition Technology, Inc.) for some time to treat nearsightedness, and now we are using Intacs to treat keratoconus. Intacs are a new option for those patients with keratoconus whose vision cannot be corrected

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