Monthly Archives: March 2017

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Eyes – Pingueculum

A pingueculum is a common adult degeneration or thickening of the conjunctival tissue covering the white part of the eye.  They consist of fatty deposits that develop in response to chronic surface irritation from a host of possibilities, such as, dryness, friction, contact lens wear, smoking and exposure to UV radiation.  Pinguecula generally develop in [...]

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Eyes – Cataract

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens inside the eye.  The word cataract is derived from a Greek word meaning “waterfall” (looking through falling water).  Nearly half of the population over 65 will have some degree of cataract formation in their lifetime.  Cataracts are most commonly caused by natural chemical changes within [...]

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Eyes – Presbyopia

Presbyopia is a normal decline in close-range focusing ability of our eyes with time.  Presbyopia seems to present close-range issues suddenly but actually it does not.  Our eyes have maximum focusing ability in our teens, about 50% at age 40, and we gradually decline to a fixed non-variable focus around the age of 70.  The [...]

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Eyes – Astigmatism

85-90% of all eyeglass prescriptions contain some correction for astigmatism.  The eye, like a camera, has an outer curved lens, the cornea, to focus light.  Most commonly, astigmatism occurs when simply this front surface has more than one curvature, rather than a perfectly round shape.  With astigmatism, the shape of the cornea is asymmetrical, or [...]

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Eyes – Hyperopia / Farsightedness

The medical term for farsightedness is hyperopia.  As with most refractive errors, farsightedness is commonly caused by the shape of the eye.  Farsighted eyes are generally shorter from front to back or because the front curvature of the eye is flatter than normal.  An uncorrected farsighted eye must use the near focusing system of the [...]

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Eyes – Myopia / Nearsightedness

The medical term for nearsightedness is myopia.  When you are nearsighted, your distance vision is blurred.  Close range vision is generally clear at some near distance without correction, thus the term “nearsighted.”  As with most refractive errors, nearsightedness is simply caused by the shape of the eye.  In this case, the eye is longer front [...]

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