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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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What Your Eyes Reveal About Your General Health

Visiting your Kansas City eye doctor on a regular basis is extremely important — for more reasons than you may know. While your eye care clinic is invested in helping to maintain your eyesight and minimize your risk of common eye conditions, they also play a crucial role in your overall health and wellness. How? […]

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8 Small Ways To Improve Your Eye Health

When you pay a visit to your Kansas City ophthalmologist, you’re no doubt hoping to hear good news. Perhaps you’d love to hear, “You’ve got great vision” or at the very least, “Your vision hasn’t changed remarkably.” This is perfectly understandable. We all want to keep our vision healthy, for as long as we can. […]

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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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Blocked Tear Ducts: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options

Though tears are most often associated with sadness, the truth is that your eyes produce them constantly. When everything is operating normally, the lacrimal glands above each eye release a flow of lubrication to wash away debris and keep you comfortable. The liquid moves across your eyes and drains into small holes where the upper […]

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Night Driving and Your Vision

As the days get shorter and we head into another Kansas City winter, we spend a lot more time driving at night. It’s unavoidable when the sun sets by 5 pm! Unfortunately, however, nighttime is the most dangerous time to find yourself behind the wheel – particularly if you have any vision issues.

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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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Living With Color Blindness

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 […]

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Driving Safely With Aging Eyes

Many factors influence your safety behind the wheel. One of the most important is your vision. As you grow older, your eyes are prone to certain conditions that impact your sight. Many of these diseases develop gradually, without any pain or perceptible symptoms. Without regular eye exams, you can experience irreversible damage before you notice […]

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