What You Need to Know About Vitreous Detachment

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What You Need to Know About Vitreous Detachment

Growing older brings physical changes, and most people expect gradual signs of aging in their skin, hair, and joints. Many are aware that their sight can deteriorate over time, and it is common for the elderly to rely on visual aids to manage their daily activities. However, symptoms of posterior vitreous detachment can be unexpected […]

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Retinal Tear and Retinal Detachment

Our sight is deemed one of the most, if not the most, important of all our senses, yet we may tend to take it for granted. However, as we age, this trusted sense may begin to fail. One of the more serious problems that can develop is a retinal tear or retinal detachment.

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Common Eye Infections Among Adults

Just as with everything else, your eyes change throughout your life. That’s why many common eye conditions are experienced by older adults. As the structure and function of the eyes change, risk increases for ocular infections. If you are a mature adult or caring for one, keep reading to learn about the most common eye […]

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What is Retinitis Pigmentosa?

Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) symptoms often appear during childhood or adolescence, a time when occasional clumsy periods aren’t uncommon … In reality, however, an awkward phase may not be the cause of frequent falls or sudden difficulty playing sports. In some cases, the symptoms may be due to decreased side (peripheral) vision or night blindness caused […]

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Keratoconus Issues and Answers

Dieters will sometimes joke about waging their own personal “Battle of the Bulge” as they work to lose weight. But some individuals are more concerned about another “Battle of the Bulge” — a battle that can have serious consequences for their eyesight. Keratoconus, a progressive condition that causes the cornea to take on an abnormal […]

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How To Minimize Eye Irritation From Spring Allergies

Seasonal allergies are a fact of life for many people throughout the US. An estimated 7.8% of the adult population suffers from allergic rhinitis, more commonly known as hay fever.

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Smart Strategies for Fighting AMD

Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, can pose a serious threat to your eyesight, especially as you near your 60s. This disease progresses in stages, with each stage holding more potential to cause progressive, irreversible damage to your central field of vision. But while you might understandably fear the vision loss that this disorder can create, […]

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Are You Suffering From Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)?

When you have conjunctivitis, it’s common to think you just have minor eye irritation – that is, until your eye gets incredibly itchy and uncomfortable. Knowing what the common signs and symptoms of conjunctivitis are can save you a lot of discomfort, and help you decide when you should see the doctor for treatment.

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What is Central Serous Retinopathy?

Located at the back of the eye, the retina is responsible for converting light into electrical signals that the brain interprets as images. The light-sensitive retina consists of many layers of tissue inside the eye, including the retinal pigment epithelium. The RPE separates the sensory part of the retina from the choroid, the layer that […]

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What is Corneal Erosion?

Often called the “front window” of the eye, the sphere-shaped cornea is crucial to clear vision. You may not know the cornea is made of five different layers that work together to protect your eyes and help you focus on objects near and far. When the topmost layer, the epithelium, separates from the layer beneath […]

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Corneal Abrasion vs. Corneal Laceration

Corneal Abrasion vs. Corneal Laceration: What’s the Difference? Among the most common eye conditions treated by eye doctors are preventable injuries. Most eye injuries occur because the person wasn’t adequately protecting their eyes. Corneal abrasions and corneal lacerations are two types of eye injuries that can impact your vision. Keep reading to learn the difference […]

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Myopia: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

When’s the last time you made an appointment to see your Kansas City ophthalmologist? If it’s been a while, you should come in to get examined for myopia and other common eye problems. According to the National Eye Institute, myopia is incredibly common, occurring in approximately 42 percent of people in the United States between […]

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Macular Pucker: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Macular pucker is a kind of scar tissue that has formed over the eye’s macula. This condition is also referred to as epiretinal membrane, premacular fibrosis and retina wrinkle, among other names. Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatment for macular pucker below.

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Narrow Angle Glaucoma: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Most people don’t know that glaucoma isn’t a unique condition; it can manifest in a variety of ways, each with different presentations. A small percentage of glaucoma patients are at risk of, or already have, what’s known as narrow angle glaucoma, a condition that, if left untreated, can lead to a more serious form of […]

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7 Common Eye Myths Debunked

Have you gotten any advice lately about how to protect or improve your vision? If this advice didn’t come directly from your Kansas City ophthalmologist or the trusted staff at your eye care clinic, there’s a chance these claims may be bogus. There are tons of cautionary tales floating around about your eyes, most of […]

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