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High and Progressive Myopia Part 2

The main cause for myopia is a person’s eye grows too long. This causes the light entering your eye to focus in front to the retina instead of directly on it. A patient with high myopia has nearsightedness measured at -6.00 diopters or higher, which would give the...

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High and Progressive Myopia Part 1

Currently 30 to 40 percent of adults in Europe and the United States and over 80 percent in certain regions of East Asia are nearsightedness. It is estimated that by the end of the year 2050, roughly half of the world’s population will be nearsighted. People who...

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Myopia?

Myopia is a condition that causes distant objects to appear blurred while near objects remains clear. This condition is most commonly known as near-sightedness. Near-sightedness is the most common type of refractive error in children and you adults. There are a few...

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Are online eye tests any good?

Are online eye tests any good?

Have you considered getting online eye tests? The idea of being able to get an eyeglass prescription and buy glasses without a trip to the eye doctor may sound appealing. Before ditching the traditional eye exams, there are a few things you need to know! Online Eye...

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Risks of Glaucoma

People over the age of 60, diabetic, patients of African American descent, thin corneas, and/or patients with a family history are at a higher risk of glaucoma than others. Currently, there is no way to prevent glaucoma through supplements or to reverse vision loss...

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Ocular Hypertension

Ocular hypertension is when the pressure in your eyes, your intraocular pressure (IOP), is higher than normal. An IOP reading of 21 mmHg, millimeters of mercury, or higher generally signifies ocular hypertension. Let’s take a quick look at the anatomy of the eye...

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Glaucoma Treatment

The most common treatment for glaucoma is the use of topical medication or prescription eye drops. The purpose of the drops is to reduce intraocular pressure, or IOP, to prevent further vision loss. Some drops prescribed by your eye doctor will relax the eye muscles...

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Signs and Symptoms of Glaucoma

Glaucoma doesn’t typically produce any symptoms or pain until noticeable vision loss occurs. Therefore, yearly eye exams are important to allow your eye doctor to detect these silent symptoms. Besides measuring the inner eye pressure, your eye doctor may recommend...

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Prevent Glaucoma: Regular Eye Exams

Prevent Glaucoma: Regular Eye Exams

Did you know, half of Americans with glaucoma don’t know they have it? Glaucoma is often called a silent thief of sight because the early stages often have no symptoms. In the US glaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye...

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What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a complicated eye disease where damage to the optic nerve, leads to permanent vision loss. The optic nerve is responsible for carrying information from your eyes to the visual center in your brain. Damage to the optic nerve can be caused by...

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