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Why Your Eye Health is Important to a Healthy Lifestyle

People are always promoting the latest trend in weight loss, strategies to improve quality of life and overall health. Better heart health, a smaller waistline and preventative screenings like mammograms and colonoscopies are talked about by your doctors and friends. But what about the health of

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Lack of Outdoor Play Affects Vision

The next time you are driving on a beautiful day try and consciously think about how many children you’ve seen playing outside.  The number will astound you. Our culture is one that is keeping children indoors with tablets, handheld games, television and movies and it's more harmful than you might

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Retinopathy is caused by persistent damage to the retina, the light sensitive layer of the eye. Diabetic retinopathy is caused by damage to the retina due to uncontrolled blood sugar. When blood sugars are consistently high blood vessels can be damaged causing the vessel walls to weaken and bulge

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Lifestyle and Genes Interact in AMD Risk

According to new research, lifestyle factors and genes can interact to increase the risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in women. AMD is a deterioration or breakdown of the eye’s macula. The macula is the light-sensitive tissue on the back of the eye that is responsible for the ability

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All Drops Are Not Created Equal

We are often asked by our patients, “Which artificial tears should I be using?”  This is an increasingly relevant question.  As more eye drops flood the market every day, the eye drop aisle in the grocery store becomes more overwhelming.  Selecting the correct ocular lubricant can be a daunting

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