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Macular Degeneration Care During the Coronavirus

If you have macular degeneration, you may be worried about maintaining eye care during the coronavirus pandemic. We understand your concerns, but patients with wet macular degeneration need to receive monthly eye treatments to prevent vision loss. Studies confirm that maintaining a regular schedule of eye injections is important in retaining the vision you have,

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Eye Floaters: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

If there’s debris on your contact lenses or watermarks and scratches on your glasses, then you’re likely to see dark specs or even strings when you’re wearing them. But what if these specs and strings are appearing in your vision even when you aren’t wearing lenses? If you’re experiencing this, then you’re likely dealing with

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Coronavirus Vision Symptoms and Safety Practices

According to experts with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, protecting your eyes is crucial to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. While it’s rare, a new study shows that coronavirus may cause pink eye in a small number of patients. Here’s what you need to know to limit your eye exposure, protect yourself, and

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Ways to Relieve Digital Eye Strain

Throughout history, people have suffered a variety of uncomfortable symptoms based on the common lifestyle and working conditions of the time. Today’s symptoms are often results of our digital device use. Digital eye strain, in particular, has become a common condition in the twenty-first century. What is digital eye strain? Digital eye strain—sometimes referred to

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Arthritis and Your Eye Conditions

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that mostly affects the joints—but this disease can also affect your eyes. While it’s common to hear about arthritis affecting the joints, RA notoriously affects the entire body. Individuals living with RA may also develop conditions like dry eyes, inflammation leading to scleritis, Uveitis, retinal vascular occlusion,

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Making The Connection: Alzheimer’s And Eye Health

Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, is a progressive brain condition that gradually impairs thinking and memory. But what many people don’t realize is that this degenerative neural disease, and other forms of dementia, can also cause vision problems. Learning more about the connection between Alzheimer’s or dementia and vision problems can help you

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Can I Have Cataract Surgery If I Have Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a condition caused by fluid pressure inside the eye – intraocular pressure – that can damage the optic nerve, leading to partial or total vision loss. It is possible for the individual living with glaucoma to also develop cataracts (or the loss of transparency or clouding of the eye lens). When these two

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Top 3 Tips for Winter Eye Safety

While many people think the sunny summer months are the only times that we need to protect our eyes, this is unfortunately not the case. During the winter, our eyes are exposed to extreme conditions that can also lead to serious vision problems. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect your eyes during

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What Diabetics Need to Know About Cataracts & Other Eye Conditions

Diabetes comes with an onslaught of potential complications, high among those complications are eye problems. The good news? With proper treatment and lifestyle changes, many people with diabetes are able to prevent or delay the onset of these symptoms. In a situation where knowledge is power, knowing what to expect can be your best tool

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Love Pumpkin? Your Eyes Do Too

There are few foods that feel more like autumn than the pumpkin. Not only is it excellent to use as the main ingredient in cooking, but it can be “snuck into” many recipes such as brownies or desserts as a moistening agent and a substitute for less-healthy ingredients. Plus, who can ignore the popularity of

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The Effects of Blue Light on Our Eyes

As we depend on computers and handheld devices with screens more and more, we are beginning to see the results of too much blue light exposure. Blue light can provide benefits to our health, by boosting alertness and regulating circadian rhythm. However, too much blue light can have harmful effects, especially on our vision. Learn

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Dr. Shetty Discusses Managing Dry Eye in the Ponte Vedra Recorder

Dr. Rajesh Shetty was featured in the September issue of the Ponte Vedra Recorder to discuss Dry Eye and how to manage this condition during the hotter months. Summer may be winding down, but record temperatures continue to rise, and there can be adverse effects on our vision. Dr. Shetty discusses causes, symptoms, and tips

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