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The retina is a thin tissue that lines the back of the eye. It contains light-sensitive photoreceptor cells that receive and send information to the brain through the optic nerve, and the brain interprets the information to develop images – giving what we call “sight.” Damage to the retina can result in impaired sight or even complete blindness.
Most traumatic eye injuries are work-related accidents or happen at sporting events. From blunt force to scratches, here is a breakdown of the types of eye injuries, and what to do and not do in the case of such an emergency.
Finding the perfect glasses can be fun and doesn’t have to take an entire afternoon. The trial and error approach can be time consuming, and the sheer number of options overwhelming. Gulf Coast Eye Institute is here to help.
If you are in need of some kind of eye care, you might be wondering which health professional to call. Should you schedule an appointment with an optometrist, ophthalmologist, or optician? Depending on your needs, you might be able to get help from any of them or need to see specifically one of them. Though responsibilities differ and can overlap, they each have a role in providing vision care. Here’s a breakdown of the similarities and differences between the three.
What Conditions Can Affect the Cornea? There are many things that can affect or damage the cornea, from a poke to the eye to genetic disorders.
BOTOX® is the brand name for a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. In large doses, it is the same toxin that causes botulism. However, in small doses, it has both cosmetic and medical benefits.
Life can be immensely better when you don’t need to wear corrective eyewear. Many activities and settings are more enjoyable without glasses, from the steam room to the ski slopes, swimming, running, and more.
Cataracts are a natural part of the aging process and the older we get the greater the likelihood of developing cataracts becomes. In fact, more than 50 percent of people over the age of 80 have had cataracts. Cataracts start slowly, usually around 40 years of age, but may not be noticeable until the age of 60.
There are many different brands and types of contact lenses and solutions. In addition to discussing the proper use and care of your contacts with your optometrist or ophthalmologist, read the instructions on the lenses and solution packaging before using them for the first time. It is important to follow the manufacturer-recommended procedures. The most …