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Cataracts Surgery and Getting Back to Your Best Self

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.

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5 Signs of Glaucoma You Can’t Ignore

Glaucoma is a blanket term given for several diseases of the eye, all of which lead to damage of the optic nerve and eventual vision loss and blindness. Glaucoma is caused by unusually high pressure in your eye, most often caused by the drainage canals becoming clogged.

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Diabetes and Your Vision

Having diabetes comes with many challenges to your health, but did you know your vision can also be negatively impacted by diabetes? There are a few diseases of the eye that are more likely to occur in people with diabetes as a result of it.

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Understanding Dry Eye Disease

Having dry eyes can be a painful and often irritating chronic condition. However, there are a variety of treatments available to treat dry eye disease. Dry eye disease is a condition marked by discomfort, irritation, itchiness, and if serious enough, pain in the eyes. It can be caused by your body not providing enough tears, or not producing tears of sufficient quality to properly lubricate and protect your eyes. Aside from providing lubrication, your tears also protect your eyes from infection, rinse away foreign matter, and keep the surface of your eye, or cornea, clear and smooth.

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