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What is Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery or MIGS?

MIGS  What is Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery or MIGS? For over 40 years the standard surgical treatment for glaucoma was a procedure called a trabeculectomy.  In a trabeculectomy the ophthalmic surgeon would make a hole in the wall of eye to allow fluid from the inside of the eye to flow out...
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New Transition Contact Lenses

transition New Transition Contact Lenses Transition lenses in eyeglasses have been around for many years now. The mechanics behind transition lenses is that certain chemicals in the lens interact with UV light from the sun and turn the lenses dark when you go outside and back to clear when you go...
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What is a Punctal Plug?

punctal plug What is a Punctal Plug? Punctal plugs are something we use to help treat Dry Eyes.  Dry Eyes is a multifactorial problem that comes from a generalized decrease in the amount and quality of the tears you make.  There is often both a lack of tear volume and inflammation in the tear...
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Is My Eye Bleeding?

subconj heme We commonly see patients who come in saying that their eye is bleeding.  Patients are usually referring to the white part of their eyes which has turned bright red. The conjunctiva is the outermost layer of the eye and contains very fine blood vessels.  If one of these blood vessels breaks, then...
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Parkinson's Disease and Your Eyes

Parkinsons Parkinson’s Disease and Your Eyes Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive degenerative condition of the neurological system.  The majority of Parkinson’s effects are on movement. It often starts off very slowly and subtly.   One of the earliest symptoms is a slight tremor in one or both hands. Other early symptoms include a lack of...
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