Tag Archives: Eye Disorders

Get Regular Eye Exams

Whether or not you wear glasses, get eye exams every other year if you’re between ages 21 and 40. Contact lens wearers and anyone over 40 should get checkups every year. These exams should include dilation, where your eye doctor … Continue reading

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Stop Smoking

If you smoke, stop. Smoking increases your risk of developing cataracts and aggravates uncomfortable dry eyes. It also builds up plaque in your bloodstream and weakens arteries. This not only increases your risk of a heart attack, but it can … Continue reading

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Good Candidates for Vision Surgery

Laser surgery helps people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have an oddly shaped cornea, called astigmatism, but it’s not for everyone. It might work for you if: Your prescription hasn’t changed for at least one year. Your job allows laser … Continue reading

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Double Vision (Diplopia)

Double┬ávision, or diplopia, is a symptom to take seriously. Some causes of diplopia are relatively minor, but others need urgent medical attention. WebMD takes a look at the causes, symptoms, and treatments for double vision. What Causes Double Vision? Opening … Continue reading

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PRK, Epi-LASIK, and LASEK

Surgeons operate directly on the surface of the cornea in these laser eye surgeries, rather than working under a flap. These procedures correct the same vision problems as LASIK, but may be a better option for people with thin corneas … Continue reading

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Eye Care: Tears and Dry Eye

Tears are the lubrication for our eyes. When not enough flow, perhaps due to dry air, aging, or other health conditions, the eyes can become painful and irritated. For people with mild cases of dry eye, occasionally using eye drops … Continue reading

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Cautions for Vision Surgery

Illnesses that affect healing can make vision surgery a poor choice in some cases. If you have diabetes, HIV, lupus, or rheumatoid arthritis, talk with an ophthalmologist about your best options. Other conditions that require careful evaluation and could make … Continue reading

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