Tag: retina

19
May

High Blood Pressure and Vision Loss Prevention

Most people know that high blood pressure (hypertension) can cause heart and kidney disease, but most don’t realize it can cause eye disease and permanent vision loss as well. Here’s what you need to know to protect your vision. What is Blood Pressure? Blood pressure is simply the amount of “squeeze” your heart puts into each beat to move blood

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18
Oct

Eye Floaters: What They Are and When They’re a Problem

As you are looking at a white wall or a white screen, you find yourself batting away a fruit fly. But it doesn’t go anywhere. It just stays there, right in front of your eyes, irritating you to the core. Suddenly, you see a dozen fruit flies, all clustered around your eyes. Realizing they aren’t actually fruit flies but your

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20
Jul

How People Perceive Color: Is Blue Always Blue?

Quick! What color is the sky? Did you say blue? Cyan? How about azure? Or cerulean? If you’re second guessing yourself, don’t worry; it’s a trick question. Depending on your eyes, any of those answers could be correct.   As stated by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, when light hits an object, the object absorbs some of that light and

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14
Feb

Amazing Anatomy: Parts of the Eye Defined

The human eye is nothing short of amazing. It seems that we often take our vision for granted – until complications arise and we realize just how valuable our eyesight really is. Understanding the parts of the eye and how different components work together to achieve vision may just make you see things in a whole new light. Let’s take

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