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Are my eyes changing colors?

senile scleral plaque Are my eyes changing colors? We commonly get patients who come in asking if the white part of their eye, the sclera, has a growth or is turning a gray color.  This is a senile scleral plaque which is commonly seen in people over the age of 70. It is a benign...
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How does Shingles effect my Eye?

shingles How does Shingles effect my Eye? Shingles is the tern we use to describe a condition that is caused by a re-activation of the Herpes Varicella-Zoster virus.   The origin of this infection usually goes way back to childhood with a primary infection that caused an infection we know as “Chicken Pox”.When...
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11 Fun and Fascinating Eye Facts

braineye 11 Fun and Fascinating Eye Facts 1.     Vision is so important to humans that almost half of your brain’s capacity is dedicated to visual perception.2.     The most active muscles in your body are the muscles that move your eyes. 3.     The surface tissue of your cornea (the epithelium) is one...
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Unique Treatment for Bell's Palsy

externalwcolorUnique treatment for Bell’s Palsy now available at Shore Eye Associates Bell’s Palsy, named for 19th century Scottish surgeon Sir Charles Bell, is a temporary paralysis of the Seventh Cranial Nerve also referred to as the facial nerve.  The facial nerve is responsible for delivering movement signals to the muscles of...
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11 Bad Contact Lens Habits That Can Ruin Your Vision

11 Bad Contact Lens Habits1-    Sleeping in your contacts- Number one risk factor for corneal ulcers which can lead to severe vision loss and need for a corneal transplant. Your cornea needs oxygen from the atmosphere because it has no blood vessels.  The cornea is already deprived of oxygen somewhat when you have your eyes...
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