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Eye Care

What’s that floating in my eye? When to worry about eye floaters

Stare off into a clear blue sky or at any blank surface for long enough, and you’ll notice them creeping across your vision. Translucent black or gray squiggles—sometimes shaped like rods or crescents, hooks or threads—that seem to drift on the surface of your eye, even changing position if you move your eyeball. Firstly, relax: …

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What you need to know about glaucoma: Is this sneaky disease stealing your vision?

Glaucoma could be silently killing dozens of vision fibers in your optic nerve right now without you knowing. This silent “thief of sight” affects more than three million Americans and is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. “The scariest part about glaucoma is that many people don’t even know the disease is affecting them,” …

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Sunglasses 101: Are your sunglasses really protecting your eyes?

Heading outside to get some much-needed fresh air? You throw on some sunscreen, put on your sunglasses and head on outside to soak up the sun. You were careful to buy the best sunscreen to protect your skin, but did you buy the right sunglasses to protect your eyes? While your sunglasses may be the …

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Are jagged spots clouding your vision? What to know about ocular migraines

We all think of a migraine as a piercing, just-want-go-back-to-bed pain that makes you miserable. While that is the case for many people who are living with migraines, there is a type of migraine that could be painless. While a painless migraine may seem like a better option, an ophthalmic migraine (or ocular migraine) can …

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How safe is cataract surgery? And do you really need it?

Karen’s elderly mom complimented Karen on her new green blouse. Except that it was blue. Karen realized her mom’s vision was fading and suspected she needed cataract surgery. No worries, right? Everybody has cataract surgery and it’s super safe, right? Yes, cataract surgery is safe, said Sudhir Shenoy, MD, an ophthalmologist on the medical staff …

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