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Contact Lenses and Eye Infections

Contact Lenses and Eye Infections A new study has found that people who wear contact lenses daily are more likely to experience eye infection. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, this study builds on one from the CDC last year in...

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What are the Risk Factors for Cataracts?

What are the Risk Factors for Cataracts? Age is one of the biggest risk factors for the development of cataracts. This is particularly true if you have a family history of cataracts or an existing medical condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Other risk...

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Am I a Candidate for PRK?

Am I a Candidate for PRK? PRK is a laser vision correction option that predates LASIK and, due to this, is sometimes only considered when this more recent option is not available. However, PRK is not so much an alternative to LASIK as it is an equally effective and...

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Cataracts and Sunlight

Cataracts and Sunlight Exposure to UV light from the sun and other sources has been shown to increase risks for cataracts. Even early in life, excessive and unprotected sun exposure can begin to change the eye’s lens, making it more likely that cataracts will develop...

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Exfoliation Syndrome

Exfoliation Syndrome Exfoliation syndrome is an eye condition that becomes more likely with age. Marked by tiny flakes comprised of pigment and other materials from the iris, this syndrome clogs the trabecular meshwork – the area of the eye responsible for draining...

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Living with a Vision Impairment

Living with a Vision Impairment According to the latest report from the Vision Council, over 39 million Americans are currently suffering from severe vision impairment. What’s more, it is estimated that by 2030, that number will have risen to 63 million. Sadly, this...

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Freckles in the Eye

Freckles in the Eye You’ve no doubt seen freckles on the skin – those little brown spots that are caused by exposure to UV rays. Many people are surprised to find out that freckles can also appear in the eyes and may be detected when pupils are dilated during...

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Lattice Degeneration

Lattice Degeneration Lattice degeneration is an eye disease that causes the peripheral retina to become atrophic in a lattice pattern. The holes, tears, and breaks that cause this pattern can greatly increase risks for retinal detachment. In fact, Lattice degeneration...

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What is PRK?

What is PRK? PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy), is a laser vision correction treatment used to reshape the surface of the cornea for optimal vision. Although LASIK has surpassed PRK in popularity, this treatment is very effective at addressing refractive errors such...

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What is a Refractive Error?

What is a Refractive Error? Refractive errors are vision problems caused by the shape of the eye. Because they prevent light from focusing directly onto the retina, refractive errors can result in a host of vision difficulties such as blurriness, double vision, and...

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Types of Premium Lens Implants

Types of Premium Lens Implants During cataract surgery, the clouded natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens. This process allows for the complete removal of the cataract and, when premium lens implants are used, may even address...

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Resolve to Protect Your Vision

Resolve to Protect Your Vision The New Year has begun and with it comes new opportunities to commit to your health. Many people begin exercise routines or change dietary habits as the years turn over and, indeed, taking steps to feel healthier and more active is a...

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Advanced Cataract Surgery Technology

Advanced Cataract Surgery Technology At Brooks Eye Associates, your comfort, safety, and satisfaction are our top priorities. Dallas eye surgeon Dr. Dain Brooks has incorporated advanced technology into our practice, helping ensure the best experience and most...

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How to Choose a Dallas Cataract Surgeon

How to Choose a Dallas Cataract Surgeon When you are diagnosed with a cataract, you have two choices: continue on and hope a complete loss of vision does not occur or undergo cataract surgery. The latter is, of course, preferable for a number of reasons, but not all...

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Are Corneal Inlays Similar to Intraocular Lenses?

Are Corneal Inlays Similar to Intraocular Lenses? The news has been buzzing recently with stories about corneal inlays for the treatment of presbyopia. These flexible rings are implanted in the frontal portion of the cornea where they act like a camera aperture,...

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Does Vitamin E Reduce Risks for Cataract Development?

Does Vitamin E Reduce Risks for Cataract Development? It has long been believed that vitamin E was essential for reducing the risks of cataract development – and that may certainly still be the case for women; but a study conducted on 11,267 males over the age of 50...

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Better Vision Through Computer Algorithms?

Better Vision Through Computer Algorithms? Brian Barsky is a profession of computer and vision science and affiliate professor of optometry at UC Berkeley. Along with a team of colleagues from MIT, professor Barsky may have figured out a way to make computer monitors,...

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Epiretinal Membranes

Epiretinal Membranes An Epiretinal membrane is a layer of scar tissue caused by changes to the vitreous humor. Also known as “macular puckers,” epiretinal membranes can contract, pulling on the macula and leading to vision disruptions when left untreated. This...

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Can Nutritional Supplements Improve Vision?

Can Nutritional Supplements Improve Vision? Nutritional supplements may help reduce risks for certain eye diseases, but claims that vitamins, minerals, or herbs can improve vision have not been substantiated. However, there is ample evidence that diets high in certain...

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