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What is macular degeneration?

Macular degeneration, or age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 and older. It is a disease that destroys your sharp, central vision.
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What are the common symptoms of a focusing problem?

The most common symptoms include eyestrain and headaches after reading for a short period of time, inability to concentrate when reading and short attention span.
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What is Nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Laser Treatment?

In nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR), leaking blood vessels can cause diabetic macular edema (DME) and loss of vision. The goal of the laser for DME in NPDR is to stop further damage.
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Can I develop glaucoma without an increase in my eye pressure?

Yes. Glaucoma can develop without increased eye pressure. It is diagnosed by observing signs of damage to the optic nerve.
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Do all doctors use the same techniques to measure visual fields?

Visual field testing has advanced greatly in recent years. While Humphrey (and Octopus) perimeters are the most widely used devices by optometrists and ophthalmologists, several newer strategies have emerged.
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How about non-optical devices for Low Vision?

There is an incredible variety of non-optical devices are available for medical uses, activities of daily living and hobbies.
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How is proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) treated?

Recent studies have shown that anti-VEGF treatment not only is effective for treating DME, but is also effective for slowing progression of diabetic retinopathy, including PDR.
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With cataracts, what is the “lens?”

The lens is a clear part of the eye that helps to focus light, or an image, on the retina.
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Thyroid Eye Disease

In thyroid eye disease, tissue around the eye is attacked by inflammatory cells. The result is inflammation, swelling and bulging of the eye.
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Contact lens related infections

Contact Lens Related Infections are a common reason to consult a cornea specialist. Contact lens use (especially overnight wear) increases the risk of corneal infection.
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Am I a good candidate for a Phakic Intraocular Lens?

Phakic intraocular lenses are ocular implants that correct nearsightedness (myopia). You can think of them as implantable contact lenses that do not need to be regularly removed or changed.
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How can people with glaucoma protect their vision?

There is no cure for glaucoma. And vision lost to glaucoma cannot be restored. However, early detection and treatment can reduce the risk of further vision loss and blindness.
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