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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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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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Dry Eye Information

Dry Eye Self Test

With over 58% of the population suffering from dry eye, it is more than likely that your irritated, itchy eyes are caused by this common condition. Instead of letting things continue and worsen, take our free, 7-question dry eye test to finally get some relief.  Answer the questions below to find out if it’s time

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Eye Health

Summer Tips for Contact Lens Wearers

Boating, gardening, going to the beach—some of our favorite outdoor summertime activities can unfortunately pose risks for our eyes. For patients who wear contact lenses, this time of year can come with dryness, irritation and blurry vision.

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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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Cataract Information

Everything to Know About Cataracts and Their Treatment

When you’re young, the lens of your eye is crisp, clean, and clear. As you head into your 60s, 70s, and 80s, that same lens will begin to cloud over. Similar to sagging skin over time, cataracts are inevitable for most aging people. In fact, more than half of people have them by the time

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Eye Health

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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Giving Back

Dr. Kostick Performs Pro Bono Surgery for Teenage Boy

Dr. David Kostick of Florida Eye Specialists recently performed a life-changing procedure for a teenage boy who needed eye surgery. Edward Yost, 19, was injured in an accident that resulted in a torn tear duct. Edward is very active and enjoys playing rugby. He regularly volunteers with organizations such as Baptist Sports, but he could

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Eye Health

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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