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Eye Health

Why Women Have More Eye Disease Than Men

According to the National Eye Institute, two out of every three cases of blindness or vision problems occur in women. Studies from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) show that women are more likely to develop certain eye diseases, like age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, glaucoma and dry eye. Women face unique risk factors and

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Eye Health

5 Ways to Improve Your Eyesight: Vision-Saving Tips

Aging takes a toll on every part of your body, including your eyes. We perceive the world around us through our eyesight, which is why it is crucial that we protect our eyes as we grow older. There are steps we can take to reduce the odds of vision loss and proactively treat developing eye

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Diabetic Retinopathy

What is a Diabetic Eye Exam?

While it is well known that diabetes can cause complications like cardiovascular disease or kidney damage, the relationship between diabetes and the eyes isn’t talked about as often. But it’s important to be aware that diabetes can put patients at an increased risk for developing dangerous eye conditions, collectively known as diabetic eye disease. Regular

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Eye Health

Dr. Kostick Answers Patient Questions About Graves’ Disease

Graves’ Disease affects nearly 1 in every 200 people. This autoimmune disorder is often accompanied by Graves’ Ophthalmopathy, also known as Thyroid Eye Disease (TED). Florida Eye Specialists’ oculoplastic surgeon Dr. David Kostick, is one of a few specialists in the region with clinical experience treating TED with traditional and newly approved medical therapy. Below

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Eye Health

5 Common Eye Care Myths

At Florida Eye Specialists, we encourage patients to learn as much as possible about their eyes. Protect your eyes and your vision by learning the facts and debunking common eye care myths. This will help you lower your risk of developing eye disease. When you see one of our eye specialists, having this knowledge means

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Eye Health

4 Ways To Improve Your Night Vision

Imagine you’re driving at night on your way to a much-anticipated family holiday gathering, only to end up in the hospital because of your deteriorating night vision. It can happen to anyone, and it’s especially important to get your eyes checked twice a year by a cataract or glaucoma specialist to stave off any issues

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Cataract Information

Do Cataracts Cause Eye Floaters?

Cataracts and eye floaters affect your vision in different ways, but many believe that a correlation exists between the two eye conditions. Large or widespread cataracts can impair your vision, making it blurry or discolored, whereas eye floaters can disrupt your otherwise clear eyesight with random spots or dots. Read on to learn about the

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Eye Health

6 Tips to Protect Your Eyes During Quarantine

The average person in the U.S. is spending over 13 hours a day looking at screens right now—from binge-watching to working from home, our eyes are working overtime. Digital-related eye strain is marked by symptoms that can include dry eyes, blurry vision, watery eyes, or the sensation of having sand on the surface. Applying these

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Eye Health

Is Eye Strain Affecting Your Quality of Life?

Your eye health is directly correlated with your quality of life. When vision is impaired, it can severely impact your quality of life in a number of ways. Strained eyes can result in headaches, blurred vision, and dizziness. Symptoms of eye strain and poor overall eye health have the potential to become disruptive during everyday

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Cataract Information

Dr. Akbar Hasan On The Link Between Cataracts and Exercise

Can exercise reduce your risk of cataracts? A recent study published in the International Journal of Ophthalmology showed that taking part in regular physical exercise, such as walking or cycling, significantly reduced the risk of age-related cataracts by 10 percent. How can exercise improve your eye health? Dr. Akbar Hasan was featured in the June

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