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Diabetic Retinopathy

Patient Story: Living with Diabetic Retinopathy

A simple exam for blurry vision helped lead patient Dennis Sanderson to a proper diabetes diagnosis and receive the treatment he needed. Since starting his journey with Florida Eye Specialists and Dr. McGregor Lott, Dennis has seen a significant impact on his sight. 

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Glaucoma Information

Glaucoma Myths: Everything You Need to Know

If you have symptoms of glaucoma or were recently diagnosed, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed or confused. Unfortunately, there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding the condition that make it difficult to find the right treatments.

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Dry Eye Information

Why Are My Eyes So Dry in the Winter?

It’s no secret that eye protection is essential throughout the summer months, but did you know that this is also important during the winter, too? As temperatures drop, our eyes are exposed to dry air and other extreme conditions, making dry eye symptoms extremely common. Fortunately, there are many measures you can take to protect

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Cataract Information

Glaucoma vs Cataracts: What Do You Need to Know?

Our eyes, like all other body parts, become more susceptible to disease as we age. The most common vision-related problems in older adults are glaucoma and cataracts. In fact, these are two of the most common causes of vision loss in the world.

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General

Diabetic Retinopathy: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication within the retina caused by diabetes. Symptoms of this condition are not always noticeable — many cases go unnoticed until they become severe. That’s why it is important to receive a comprehensive dilated eye exam annually.

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General

Dangers of Cosmetic Contact Lenses

Many individuals are unaware of the risks that cosmetic contact lenses can pose for the eyes. Understanding these dangers and how to use prescription lenses correctly can help protect your sight.

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Eye Health

Eye Injuries: Types, Symptoms, and Prevention

An eye emergency occurs any time a foreign object or chemical enters your eye, or when an injury or burn affects your eye area. No matter how severe, it is important to take the right steps to treat an eye injury to prevent temporary or permanent vision loss.

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General

Which Vision Conditions Are Age-Related?

It’s normal to start experiencing changes as we age. The good news is that when it comes to our sight, we can see just as clearly as we did when we were young. Thanks to technological advances, it is possible to see even better than ever after certain procedures like cataract surgery. 

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