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How Can a Stroke Affect the Eyes?

A stroke is a serious, life-threatening medical emergency that occurs when the bloody supply to part of the brain is cut off. There are primarily two reasons why this happens. The first and most common is a blood clot, which prevents blood from reaching the brain. The second is a hemorrhage which is where a weakened blood vessel supplying the brain bursts. Treatment for a stroke is time-critical. Unfortunately, many patients are left with long-term problems caused by the damage to their brains. One of these can be visual difficulties.

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Optic Neuritis: What You Need to Know

Optic neuritis is a swelling of the optic nerve. It happens when an infection or disease causes swelling in the eye’s nerve. The optic nerve is a bundle of over one million nerves that send signals from your eye to your brain. The optic nerve sits at the back of your eye, and it is also known as the second cranial nerve.

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What Is Thyroid Eye Disease and Is It Treatable?

The number of people in the United States who have thyroid eye disease (TED) is unknown. But studies show that 2.9 out of 100,000 men and 16 out of 100,000 women suffer from the condition. Are you wondering what exactly TED is and whether it's treatable or not? Read on to learn more about this inflammatory disease.

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What’s the Connection Between Dry Eye and Blepharitis?

Blepharitis is a condition that causes inflammation of the oil glands in the eyelids. The condition is a common cause of dry eyes. This disorder is commonly associated with skin or bacterial conditions. While it can be irritating, the condition does not cause permanent vision impairment. Blepharitis is normally defined by its location on the eyelid. Anterior blepharitis occurs on the outer edge of the eyelids while posterior blepharitis occurs on the inner edges of the lids.

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Diabetic Eye Exam

How Long Is a Diabetic Eye Exam and What Does It Include?

Diabetes is a condition that can affect many areas of the body, including the eyes. The main worry for diabetics when it comes to eye health is the development of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes can also increase a person’s risk for cataracts, glaucoma, and other eye conditions.

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What Are the Different Types of Surgery for Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a disease that results from a buildup of pressure in your eye. It is a serious disease that may lead to blindness for a large population of people over 60 years old. The pressure buildup interrupts the drainage of fluid from your eye. This harms your vision by damaging your optic nerve. There are several treatments available for this ailment. Surgery is one of them, but it is usually the last option when other treatments do not work.

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Do’s and Don’ts After Cataract Surgery

Most people have heard of cataracts, but you may not realize that this common eye condition is a leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40 and considered to be the main cause of blindness in the world. When you think of cataracts, you probably think of your grandparents or other senior people that you know. While it’s true that they are more common in the older generation, the truth is that cataracts can strike at any age.

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Why Is Eye Dilation Important?

Why should you get your eyes dilated, and what does eye dilation do to your eyes? Dilation is a detailed eye exam that gives your eye doctor a closer look inside your eye. It is particularly important when you are experiencing vision problems or pain in the eye, or if you are at risk of developing certain eye illnesses.

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