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Eye Health & Disease

Diabetic Retinopathy

An ocular manifestation of diabetes, diabetic retinopathy is the result of weakening on the blood vessels within the lining of the inner eye called the retina and is the leading cause of blindness in American adults. Vision symptoms are usually rare in the early stages of diabetic retinopathy, however, intermittent blur and seeing spots in…
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Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome, also known as keratitis sicca, is a condition in which there are insufficient tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. People with dry eyes either do not produce enough tears, or have a…
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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a complicated disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. Once thought to be only a high eye pressure problem, glaucoma is now known to be a more complex condition.The most common form of glaucoma, occurs when the eye’s drainage canals become clogged over time. People with…
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Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration, often referred to as AMD, is a medical condition, which usually causes central vision loss in older adults. Macular degeneration can make it difficult or impossible to read or recognize faces, although enough peripheral vision remains to allow other activities of daily life. AMD is not painful, which may allow it to…
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