Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can damage the optic nerve and result in gradual vision loss or permanent blindness if left untreated. While some patients have this eye disease on its own, glaucoma can also occur as a secondary condition.
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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
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.
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.
Dr. Freidl sat down with local TV news station News4Jax to raise awareness about glaucoma and promote a day of free vision screenings in honor of World Sight Day, which was celebrated on October 13.
Cosmetic contact lenses can change your eye color and they may take your Halloween costume to the next level. But many are unaware of the eye health risks they pose. In fact, costume contacts are illegal if purchased without a prescription.
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.
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.