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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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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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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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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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Eye Health

What Do Expecting Mothers Need to Know About Pregnancy and Eye Health?

Expectant mothers, especially first-time expectant mothers, experience extreme changes in their bodies both inside and out. From a growing belly to an emotional shift, your body’s preparation for a new life can have significant effects on your physical health. One of these effects can even include a worsening vision. Understanding the Symptoms Your pregnancy’s effect

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Eye Health

How Smoking Affects Your Eyes

Few people need to be told that smoking is bad for their health, but it’s worth considering how it affects all parts of your body — including your eyes. Unfortunately, the conditions can affect you whether you smoke or you’re around someone who does. Different parts of the eye can be damaged and cause lasting

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Eye Health

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 Health

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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