A routine eye exam entails a series of procedures to assess, and monitor over time, your vision as well as the health of your eyes. Eye exams can also reveal a wide range of other health problems. An ophthalmologist can detect signs of over 20 different medical risks and conditions with an intensive, but noninvasive, …
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.
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.