Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a serious condition that can cause irreversible vision loss without effective treatment. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about AMD that may cause patients to ignore their symptoms or receive the wrong diagnosis. [Read more…]
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a refractive error that causes difficult viewing distant-range objects, while nearby objects remain clear. The condition typically emerges in childhood. Since vision is a huge part of learning and social development, it’s important that childhood myopia is diagnosed promptly and treated effectively. [Read more…]
Having regular eye exams is the single, most effective way to keep your eyes in good health. Eye exams allow for early detection of underlying vision problems so you can receive immediate and proper treatment.
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.
Over three million Americans have glaucoma, an eye condition that develops due to increased pressure within your eyes. Without effective treatment, this condition can lead to irreversible vision loss.
Uncontrolled and consistent high blood pressure may lead to a vascular condition known as hypertension. Without effective treatment, this can cause other health complications, including ocular hypertension, also known as hypertensive retinopathy. Read on as your expert cataract doctor from EyeSite of The Villages sheds light on this condition.
As you approach middle age, you may experience a decline in your close-range vision. This is due to a refractive error called presbyopia, an age-related condition that is quite common in people ages 40 years and up. In today’s post, your trusted glaucoma doctor from EyeSite of The Villages explains how presbyopia affects your visual acuity. [Read more…]