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What is a Freckle in the back of my eye?

nevus What is a Freckle in the back of my eye? Choroidal nevus is the fancy word for a freckle in the back of the eye.  This lesion arises from a collection of cells that make pigment in the choroid.  The choroid lines the back of the retina and supplies the retina with...
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Why do I need an injection in my eye? Part 2

Why do I need an injection in my eye? Why do I need an injection in my eye? Part 2 Injections into the eye, specifically into the vitreous or gel filled cavity of the eye, are called intravitreal injections. In part 1 of Why Do I Need an Injection in my Eye? we talked mostly about anti-vascular endothelial growth factors(anti-VEGF) injections.  Anti-VEGF injections...
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New Laser Treatment for Floaters now available at Shore Eye Associates

laser vitreolysys Have you been annoyed by floaters in your vision? Are they significantly interfering with how you see the world? We now have a treatment available that could help you. Floaters are caused by thick areas in the gel like fluid that fills the back cavity of the eye called the...
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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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What happened to reversal drops for dilation?

Dilated pupilsGetting your eyes dilated can be inconvenient for some people.  People may be light sensitive and have difficulty reading for a couple of hours.  Wouldn’t it be great to have another drop to reverse the effects of dilation? On December 31, 1990, Dapiprazole, under the trade name Rev-Eyes, was FDA approved...
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