CORNEAL ABRASION vs. CORNEAL LACERATION

Posted by on January 29, 2018 · 1 Comment 

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 between the two and to find out how you can better protect your eyes from injuries. Read more about Corneal Abrasions and Lacerations

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MYOPIA: SIGNS, SYMPTOMS, and TREATMENT OPTIONS

Posted by on January 4, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

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 the ages of 12 and 54. Read more about Myopia Signs, Symptoms and Treatment Options

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MACULAR PUCKER: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS and TREATMENT

Posted by on November 8, 2017 · 4 Comments 

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. Read more about Macular Pucker

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NARROW ANGLE GLAUCOMA: SIGNS, SYMPTOMS and TREATMENT OPTIONS

Posted by on October 30, 2017 · 1 Comment 

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 eye deterioration called angle-closure glaucoma. Read more about Narrow Angle Glaucoma

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7 COMMON EYE MYTHS DEBUNKED

Posted by on October 17, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

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 which are totally fictional. Can you tell the difference between fact and fiction when it comes to what’s best for your eyes? Keep reading to learn the truth about seven of the most common eye myths. Read more: 7 Common Eye Myths Debunked

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LIVING WITH COLOR BLINDNESS

Posted by on October 3, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

Color blindness is an often misunderstood condition that impacts how you perceive color. While many people assume that you can only see in black, white and gray, the reality is more complex than that. More men than women suffer from color blindness, at a rate of 8 percent to .5 percent. Learn more about what it’s really like to live with this condition. Read more about Living with Color Blindness

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5 MOST COMMON AGE-RELATED EYE DISEASES: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS & TREATMENTS

Posted by on August 31, 2017 · 2 Comments 

As we age, the composition, elasticity and connecting fibers in our eyes begin to fail. Many age-related problems can be corrected with treatment and/or surgery, but there are also a number of preventative measures that can be taken to help protect your eyes from the denigration of age.
Below are five of the most common age-related eye diseases, their symptoms and treatments. Read More:5 most Common Age-Related Eye Diseases

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THE PARENT’S GUIDE TO RETINOPATHY OF PREMATURITY (ROP)

Posted by on July 20, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

When your infant is born prematurely, the joy of having a baby can be tempered by anxiety. Doctors may give you a long list of possible complications that come with an early birth, and it can be overwhelming to consider the ramifications of each. When Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) appears on the list, many new parents are alarmed. The condition isn’t well-known, and families wonder if their child will struggle with a lifetime of vision issues. Fortunately, an ROP diagnosis doesn’t necessarily mean complete loss of eyesight. Read more: Retinopathy of Prematurity

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WHAT IS DIABETIC MACULAR EDEMA?

Posted by on June 21, 2017 · 1 Comment 

Diabetic Macular Edema: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

In order to be diagnosed with diabetic macular edema, you must first have diabetic retinopathy. This condition arises when the blood vessels in the eyes become damaged due to high blood sugar. With diabetic retinopathy, the retinal blood vessels change over time, becoming more abnormal in nature. If diabetes is not controlled, the vessels may start to leak fluid–one of the primary signs of DME. Read more: What is Diabetic Macular Edema

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WHAT ARE THE BEST DRY EYE TREATMENT OPTIONS?

Posted by on March 13, 2017 · 5 Comments 

WHAT IS DRY EYE?

Dry Eye is an extremely uncomfortable condition in which one or both of your eyes feel extremely irritated for extended periods of time. Literally millions of people have experienced “dry eye syndrome” (DES), as there are a number of common causes. Read More: Best Dry Eye Treatment Options

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