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There are several components of the eyes that make vision possible. You may be surprised to know how our vision works, and we see the world around us. Our eyes are the miracle of nature that allows us to see the extraordinary view. The process of seeing is initiated…

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The Retina is an important part of the eye that interprets the light into an electrochemical signal which is then converted into the images in the brain that we see. When a person develops diabetes at an uncontrollable level it can damage the blood vessels that supply blood to…

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The Retina is a nerve tissue at the back of the eye which manages all the visual information and sends this information through the optic nerve to the brain. In short, Retina enables us to see things. Various retinal diseases can affect the retina that can cause blurred vision…

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Spooky contact lenses can complete your Halloween costume. But beware of the dangers of illegal costume contact lenses lurking on store shelves and invading online retailers. Though the federal government works to keep illegal and harmful versions of decorative or color contact lenses off the shelves, they can still…

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The number of older Americans with low vision is expected to double in the coming years, as more people live longer. Low vision describes poor vision that can’t be fixed or improved with glasses, contacts or surgery. People with low vision have blind spots that can make it difficult…

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When COVID-19 first shut classrooms, we got a glimpse into different digital challenges. Among them, kids aren’t immune to developing tired, dry eyes from concentrating on laptops and tablets for extended periods of time. The discomfort drove some of them to their ophthalmologist, looking for relief. To prepare students and their…

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Did you know that too much sun on unprotected eyes increases the risk of eye disease? The good news is that prevention is simple: Wear sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB radiation. But there are a lot of common myths about sunglasses and eye…

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Every Fourth of July, families, friends, and communities come together throughout the country to view firework displays. And every year, we encourage the public to leave the fireworks to the professionals and go to a public display. At the same time, fireworks sales have spiked as much as 400…

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By age 65, one in three Americans will have a vision-impairing eye disease. Many sight-robbing conditions can be effectively treated if detected early enough, in many cases limiting or eliminating the damage to eyesight. During the month of May, Windy City Retina joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in sharing valuable…

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New research suggests living in a city with poor air quality increases your chance of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD)—a leading cause of blindness. The study, published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, found that residents of highly polluted areas were at least 8% more likely to be diagnosed with AMD than residents…

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