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Is Choroidal Nevus Cancerous?

Choroidal nevus is the most common intraocular tumor, occurring in about 7% of adults. A choroidal nevus is not cancer (benign), but it can develop…

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September 18, 2020

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Can High Blood Pressure Cause Retinal Detachment?

High blood pressure can be very harmful to the body, causing health problems including issues with the heart and kidneys. If untreated, high blood pressure…

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September 4, 2020

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Refractive Errors

To see clearly, the cornea and the lens of the eye must bend(refract) light rays so they focus on the retina. The retina, a layer…

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August 18, 2020

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What Are the Types of Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration, also called age-related macular degeneration or AMD, is a common cause of blindness and vision problems among older people. AMD damages the macula,…

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August 4, 2020

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What Happens When You Have Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration, also called age-related macular degeneration or AMD, is a common cause of blindness and vision problems among older people.  AMD damages the macula,…

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July 18, 2020

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What is a Retina Test?

A healthy retina is essential to maintaining clear vision and overall eye function. A retinal examination consists of several tests which allow your doctor to…

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July 4, 2020

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Can You Prevent Cataracts from Getting Worse?

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that occurs naturally with age. Cataracts affect nearly 22 million Americans age 40 and…

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June 18, 2020

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How Fast Does Diabetic Retinopathy Progress?

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes which affects the small blood vessels in the lining at the back of the eye. This lining…

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June 4, 2020

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Four Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy occurs when there is damage to the small blood vessels that nourish tissue and nerve cells in the retina of the eye; a…

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May 30, 2020

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Can Eye Floaters Be Dangerous?

Occasionally, you may see small spots that seem to “float” in your field of vision. These are commonly known as floaters. Floaters are usually caused…

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May 18, 2020