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Eye Conditions

  • Eye Conditions: Computer Vision Syndrome

    Do you spend long hours in front of a computer monitor? Do you notice any of the following symptoms after a few hours of working on the computer…neck pain, blurry vision, stiff shoulders, headache, watery eyes? You might think you need a new chair but it could be your glasses. Many of the symptoms listed […]

    Continue Reading December 14, 2014

  • Eye Conditions: Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

    Overview Lazy eye, medically known as amblyopia (am-blee-OH-pee-a), is the loss or lack of development of vision, usually in one eye. It affects about 2 percent of children and is rare among adults. In most cases, the abilities of one eye are limited so it does not develop properly. The brain gives preference to the […]

    Continue Reading September 23, 2014

  • Eye Conditions: Cataracts

    Overview A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s normally clear lens, leading to a progressive blurring or dimming of vision. It is the world’s leading cause of blindness and among the most common conditions related to aging – by age 65, you have a 50 percent chance of developing a cataract and by age […]

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  • Eye Conditions: Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)

    Strabismus, also known as “crossed” or “misaligned” eyes, causes double vision. Overview Crossed eyes – medically known as strabismus (struh-BIZ-mus) – refer to a condition in which muscles that control eye movement are not properly coordinated or by problems with the nerves that control the eye muscles or with the brain where the signals for […]

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  • Eye Conditions: Blepharitis

    Overview Blepharitis (blef-uh-RYE-tus) is a general term for an inflammation of the eyelid and eyelashes. It is among the most common and stubborn ophthalmic conditions, usually resulting from poor eyelid hygiene, a low-grade bacterial infection (usually staphylococcal), an allergic reaction, and/or abnormalities in oil gland function such as plugged glands or over-production. Occasionally, it results […]

    Continue Reading May 15, 2014

  • Eye Conditions: Dry Eye Syndrome

    Dry eye can result from an imbalance in the components of tears. Overview Dry eye syndrome refers to a breakdown in the quantity or quality of tears to moisten, cleanse and protect the eyes. This is significant because with each blink, tears protect the surface of the eye, washing away dust and microorganisms. When this […]

    Continue Reading April 24, 2014