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|

Pinguecula FAQs

Let's take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions we get about pinguecula. If we don't address your specific question here, don't hesitate to contact us. How to Pronounce Pinguecula Before we get into the details about pinguecula, let's start with how to say it. It's pronounced [...]

By |2022-04-20T10:37:29-05:00April 21st, 2022|Eye Conditions|

Is Blepharitis Contagious?

According to a 2013 study, blepharitis affects nearly 30 million Americans. Almost ten years later, that number is likely even greater now. Keep reading to learn about this common eye condition and whether or not it is contagious. Is Blepharitis Contagious? No, blepharitis is not contagious, unlike other eye conditions [...]

By |2022-02-21T15:35:54-06:00February 21st, 2022|Eye Conditions|

Is Corneal Disease Hereditary?

The eye is made up of six main parts: the pupil, iris, lens, retina, optic nerve, and cornea. Many of us have heard the term cornea before, but we don’t really know what it is or what it does. In addition to learning about the cornea, it’s important to understand [...]

By |2021-10-06T13:53:56-05:00September 9th, 2021|Eye Care, Eye Conditions|

Pink Eye: Causes and Treatments

Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, affects nearly 6 million individuals in the United States every year. It commonly affects children due to them rubbing their eyes after touching a contaminated object, but adults can get it just as easily. In this blog post, we’ll talk about the different types [...]

By |2021-10-06T13:53:56-05:00August 12th, 2021|Eye Care, Eye Conditions|