Eye Conditions

Macular Hole FAQs

Macular holes are a less common eye condition, only affecting approximately eight people out of every 100,000. If you know or suspect you have a macular hole in your eye, you likely have some questions about the condition and its treatment options. In today’s blog post, we’re answering some [...]

By |2023-05-24T14:11:25-05:00May 25th, 2023|Eye Care, Eye Conditions|

Myopia vs. Hyperopia vs. Presbyopia

Did you know that only 35% of people have perfect (20/20) vision? Unfortunately, that leaves the majority of us with less than perfect vision. And even those lucky enough to enjoy perfect vision now will likely experience some degree of vision impairment with age. Thankfully, corrective measures like glasses, [...]

By |2023-03-09T08:48:00-06:00April 21st, 2023|Cataracts, Eye Conditions|

How to Treat a Scratched Cornea

Corneal scratches, also referred to as corneal abrasions, are among some of the most common eye injuries. While they are not typically serious, it is important to understand the symptoms and treatment of them so that you can know the proper actions to take should you suffer a scratched [...]

By |2023-02-27T13:51:55-06:00March 17th, 2023|Eye Care, Eye Conditions|

Can Cataracts Come Back?

Cataracts are extremely common, affecting over 20 million Americans. In fact, one in five people over the age of 65 will experience cataracts. It makes sense, then, that cataract surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures in the country. Every year, over three million individuals in America will [...]

By |2023-02-10T17:30:52-06:00February 17th, 2023|Cataracts, Eye Conditions|

What is Vitreous Gel?

The eye is a complex organ. Like most of our organs, we tend not to think about our eyes until they are not working as they should or we experience some type of discomfort. But whether we think about it or not, the eye is made of several parts [...]

By |2022-12-14T10:40:36-06:00January 20th, 2023|Eye Care, Eye Conditions|

Retinal Tear vs. Detachment

Retinal tears and detachments are related eye conditions that can become very serious, even leading to blindness. Retinal tears are common, with nearly one in ten people developing one at some point during their lifetime. Retinal detachments, on the other hand, are less common, occurring in approximately one in 300 [...]

By |2022-11-14T13:44:48-06:00November 18th, 2022|Eye Conditions|

Pinguecula vs. Pterygium

When it comes to ocular vocabulary, many of us are familiar with common eye conditions and their related names, such as glaucoma and cataracts. But there are many lesser known eye conditions that are quite common. Two of those conditions, pinguecula and pterygium, are easy to confuse because they [...]

By |2022-10-13T16:15:08-05:00October 21st, 2022|Eye Conditions|

Do Eye Floaters Go Away?

Have you ever experienced eye floaters or spots that seem to move within your field of vision? Seven out of ten people experience eye floaters at some point in their life, so chances are you have experienced them already or you will someday. Today we will be sharing more [...]

By |2022-10-03T10:13:02-05:00August 10th, 2022|Eye Conditions|

What is the First Sign of Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a category of common eye diseases that affect over three million Americans and more than 80 million individuals around the world. This progressive disease causes damage to the optic nerves. If no actions are taken to treat the disease, glaucoma can lead to blindness. What Causes Glaucoma? In [...]

By |2022-10-03T10:13:19-05:00June 3rd, 2022|Eye Conditions, Glaucoma|