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Macular Degeneration

What Causes Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

At first, you would think you only need a brighter bulb to read or a new pair of corrective glasses to see objects in fine detail. Straight lines appear distorted or wavy, and things seem blurry. There were easy fixes, but they only helped temporarily. As time goes by, what felt like merely an inconvenience now turned out to be something so much more. You start to have trouble perceiving color brightness, see dark spots on your central vision, or even struggle with recognizing faces. All of these are signs that you may have age-related macular degeneration or AMD. Are you wondering what might be causing this eye disease? Read on to learn more about this common condition.

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Types of Cataracts

What Are the 3 Types of Cataracts?

A cataract is a dense clouding of the eye’s lens that leads to vision impairment. This clouding results from protein buildup. Left untreated, cataracts can lead to reduced vision or even loss of sight. Due to the clumping together of protein inside the eye, a cataract begins to form. The mass of protein stands in the way of clear images from the lens getting to the retina.

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How to Choose the Best Ophthalmologist for Glaucoma Treatment

You’ve probably heard of glaucoma, though you may not be aware that this common eye condition is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60 around the world. Early identification and prompt treatment are essential to retain your vision, so it’s essential that you put your care in the hands of the best professional that you can find. You need an ophthalmologist. But how do you choose one?

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What to Expect at a Comprehensive Eye Exam

The eye is one of the most complex and sensitive organs in the body. Therefore, a comprehensive eye examination involves a series of tests to assess eye health and the visual system. Most people, however, do not know what to expect when they schedule an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam. This is especially true if they have never had one before.

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Diabetic Retinopathy Diagram

What are the Four Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy?

Diabetes is a very common metabolic condition in which patients are unable to control their blood sugar levels, causing them to become too high. It can happen when your body doesn’t produce enough or any insulin. Diabetes has the potential to be very serious, and over a long period of time, high blood glucose levels caused by uncontrolled diabetes can damage your heart and kidneys. Many people are also surprised to learn that uncontrolled diabetes can have an impact on your eye health and long-term vision.

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uveitis evaluation

What’s Involved in a Uveitis Evaluation?

Here’s what you need to know about identifying uveitis and what you can expect to happen during a uveitis evaluation.

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Jacksonville Ophthalmology Office

Your tears are responsible for keeping your eyes healthy and clean. They’re made of a complex mixture of water, oil and mucus and antibodies that help to keep your eyes smooth, clear and help to protect them from infection...

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Ophthalmologist in Jacksonville

Adult strabismus is a condition that originates in childhood. It may be that you were diagnosed with it then or that the effects of it were not noticeable enough to be detected. In either case...

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