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Eye Dilation during an eye exam is done to dilate the eyes and enlarge the pupils. Dilation basically widens the pupil, the black circular part in the center of the eye. Different eyes react a bit differently to the dilation. Sometimes dilation is achieved with just one dose; sometimes…

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The 4th of July in the United States of America is celebrated with parades, barbecues, fireworks, pool parties, and many more exciting activities also. The month of July is also surrounded by the display of beautiful and exciting fireworks. However, these fireworks were associated with a lot of injuries…

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Vitreoretinal surgery includes a group of advanced and delicate procedures done deep inside the eye for improving the vision of the eye. This procedure is done in the eye’s interior where the vitreous and retina are located. Vitreoretinal surgery is performed to enhance, and restore vision caused by a…

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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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