Eye Conditions and Diseases

Glaucoma

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Glaucoma is often referred to as a silent visual disease.  What that means is that glaucoma often has no symptoms, causes no pain, and vision stays relatively normal or changes so gradually that most patients don’t notice changes until it has dramatically progressed.

Eye Conditions and Diseases

A Revolution in Dry Eye Treatment

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Warm compresses have a long history in medicine.  Doctors in many disciplines recommend warm compresses to patients to relieve any number of issues: headaches, acne, sore muscles, etc.  In optometry, many eye doctors recommend warm compresses for soothing tired or dry eyes.  As with other ailments, warm compresses helps dry eye symptoms, but for most […]

Eye Conditions and Diseases

Chronic Dry Eye

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Elderly people frequently experience dryness of the eyes, but chronic dry eye can occur at any age.  Nearly five million Americans 50 years of age and older are estimated to have dry eye.  Of these, more than three million are women and more than one and a half million are men.  Tens of millions more […]