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Glaucoma Awareness

Glaucoma Awareness

What is Glaucoma Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions in which increased fluid pressure inside the eye causes irreversible damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve is responsible for carrying visual information from the eye to the brain. If left untreated, it will eventually lead to blindness. There are several different typesRead More


November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

The disease can lead to a group of eye problems people with Diabetes may face as a complication to the disease, including Diabetic Retinopathy, Cataracts, and Glaucoma. Because Diabetic eye disease often has no early symptoms it is important to have a comprehensive dilated eye examination at least once a year. You can also takeRead More


Do you know the difference of the two main types of eye doctors: ophthalmologists and optometrists.

Do you know the difference of the two main types of eye doctors: ophthalmologists and optometrists.

The Eye Institute has ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians. We offer comprehensive Eye Care! Ophthalmologist(MD) Total Eye Care These doctors went to medical school. After that, they had a 1-year internship and a residency of 3 or more years. They offer complete eye care services: Medical eye care — for conditions like glaucoma, iritis, and chemicalRead More


Babys first two years of Eye Development

Babys first two years of Eye Development

Your Baby’s Eye Development from Birth to 24 Months of Age Babies learn to see over a period of time, much like they learn to walk and talk. They are not born with all the visual abilities they need in life. The ability to focus their eyes, move them accurately, and use them together asRead More


Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month. Did you know that Macular Degeneration is the number one cause of vision loss and there is no cure, so it’s important to treat it as soon as possible. How it works: Macular degeneration occurs when the central portion of the retina (macula) deteriorates. Because the macula is responsibleRead More


How much pain is there after iLASIK surgery

How much pain is there after iLASIK surgery

One of the questions we get a lot regarding laser eye surgery involves pain during recovery. We’d like to take a few moments right now to consider these matters and discuss how pain can be reduced and managed after LASIK surgery is performed. About LASIK Some basics about LASIK first. LASIK is a refractive surgery,Read More


Glaucoma Insights

Glaucoma Insights

Glaucoma Insights Did you know that Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness? We would like to share some important information regarding this disease that affects more than 3 million people in the United States. Glaucoma is a condition where the optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain is damaged. Usually thisRead More


Ocular Rosacea

Ocular Rosacea

8 Million Americans Have Ocular Rosacea And We Don’t Even Know What It Means! What-is-ocular-rosacea-and-how-to-treat-itRosacea is chronic skin disorder that is so easy to spot, we all know what it is. Typically beginning after the age of 30, Rosacea causes a flaming redness to appear on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead. Sometimes, the ruddinessRead More


Visian, Implantable Collamer Lens, Case Report Series

Visian, Implantable Collamer Lens, Case Report Series

Refractive surgery remains one of the most popular elective surgeries completed throughout the world and laser vision correction continues to be an effective option. One alternative to consider, especially for those who are not ideal candidates for laser vision correction, is the Visian ICL. The following highlights it’s use in one of our refractive surgeryRead More


Dry Eye Relief

Dry Eye Relief

Learn about Dry Eye and Treatment Options We are committed to healthy vision. As Dry Eye experts we offer specialized attention through our Dry Eye Clinic. We understand your frustration with the limitations of traditional therapies and are committed to bringing you the best technology available to treat this uncomfortable disease – so that youRead More


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