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What Eye Floaters and Spots Mean for Your Vision

Are eye floaters and spots something you need to worry about? Many people don’t pay attention to these tiny flecks and specks that hover around their vision, but they may actually be the result of an underlying eye condition.  To determine if an eyesight problem is present, get in touch with EyeSite of The Villages, a trusted eyeglasses specialist.

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How Macular Degeneration Can Affect Vision Health

Poor vision may be attributed to old age, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it. One of the leading causes of vision loss, for instance, can be prevented through early detection. Many people, however, do not prioritize eye exams, especially in their youth. Neglecting vision health may result in irreversible eye problems, including macular degeneration.

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Conjunctivitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

The conjunctiva appears as a clear, thin membrane that covers part of the front surface of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids. Viruses, bacteria, and allergens, however, can cause inflammation of this delicate membrane. This eye condition is called conjunctivitis or pink eye.

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The Genesis of Glaucoma

Vision loss caused by glaucoma is irreversible. Over 60 million people worldwide have open-angle glaucoma, with 4.5 million experiencing bilateral blindness as a result. Little is known about the precise cause of glaucoma, but new research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Eye and Ear may shed some light on this medical mystery.

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Gene Therapy: The Future of Vision Treatment

Leber congenital amaurosis is an inherited retinal disease that can cause blindness. This rare eye disorder can cause severe vision loss among infants, affecting two to three infants per 100,000 births. Fortunately, new medical treatment for this condition has recently been developed. In today’s post, your glaucoma doctor from EyeSite of The Villages discusses how gene therapy can help treat inherited retinal problems.

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Early Eye Disease Detection Through the iWellness™ Exam

In the old days, eye care specialists had limited equipment to detect sight-threatening diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Fortunately, nowadays a glaucoma doctor can accurately diagnose different eye conditions through advanced technology.

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Understanding Chalazia

Many people confuse chalazia with styes, but these are two different eye problems. The main reason for this confusion is they both appear on the eyelids. Your glaucoma doctor can easily distinguish a chalazion from a stye. A chalazion appears as a large bump on the underside of the eyelid or behind the eyelashes. A stye, on the other hand, forms on the inner rim and tends to be smaller than a chalazion.

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All About Floaters In Your Eye and What Causes Them

Have you ever noticed spots, strands or squiggly lines floating about in your field of vision when you look at something bright like a blue sky? These are “floaters,” and in most cases they are harmless and can usually be ignored.

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About Eye Twitching and What Causes It

Have you ever experienced an episode of involuntary eye twitching? Also known as myokymia, this is a common occurrence characterized by a repetitive, involuntary movement of the muscles of the lower eyelid of one of your eyes. Your local eye doctor explains this condition further below.

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4 Myths About Cataracts You Should Stop Believing

Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness worldwide. Unfortunately, widespread misconceptions about cataracts can get in the way of proper treatment.

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