Tag: eye disease


Risk Factors For Glaucoma: 7 Signs & Symptoms

It is estimated that more than 3 million Americans have glaucoma, but only half of those know they have it. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness. While everyone is at risk, some people are more likely to develop the eye disease than others. Staying mindful of these risk factors for glaucoma is key to recognizing its onset before it

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Laser Refractive Cataract Surgery: What It Is and What It Can Do for Your Eyes

A cataract is a condition that results in progressive clouding of the natural lens of the eye. This condition is more common with increased age, but can develop at any point in life. Cataracts are treated with a highly successful outpatient procedure. Today, patients can elect to have traditional cataract surgery or laser refractive cataract surgery. What’s the Difference Between

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Helping a Family Member Deal with Vision Loss

Failing eyesight is one of the most frightening aspects of the aging process. Fearing that they will lose their independence, seniors often do not tell their loved ones, medical providers, or caregivers that they are experiencing vision problems. Recognizing some of the warning signs is the first step in helping a family member deal with vision loss or poor vision.

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Optomap Imaging: The Optimal Step During an Eye Exam

Optomap imaging is a crucial part of nearly every eye exam, but what is it really? And how does it work? Basically, it entails taking a picture of the retina, which lines the back of the eyeball, and displays it on a computer monitor for a more in-depth look. The process is as simple as looking into a camera lens,

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Glaucoma Awareness Month: Facts You Need to Know About This Silent Disease

More than 2.7 million Americans over the age of 40 are affected by a vision-stealing disease that often has no symptoms. The disease? Glaucoma. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and the doctors and staff of Michigan Eye Institute want you to know the facts about this silent disease.   GLAUCOMA AWARENESS What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma develops when the optic nerve

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