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  • Strabismus Surgery

    Strabismus surgery is used to realign the muscles that control eye movements. The need for surgery depends on which way the eye is turning, the severity of the turned or crossed eye, and whether or not improvements can be made through glasses or vision therapy. This same day, outpatient surgery is performed

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  • Retinal Treatments and Surgeries

    Summarized below are different laser treatments and surgical procedures applied for a variety of retinal problems. Diabetic Retinopathy Treatments Three laser treatments have been developed for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy at different stages of the disease. The goal for each of these procedures

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  • Red Eyes

    One of the causes of a red eye is subconjunctival hemorrhage. This happens when a small blood vessel under the conjunctiva breaks and bleeds. A red patch of blood appears on the white of the eye, but causes no pain or change in vision. In some cases, the hemorrhage is caused by coughing, heaving lifting

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  • Orbits and Plastics

    Orbits and plastics are typically used to correct problems with the skin or muscle around the eye. Droopy or floppy eyelids; cysts, chalazion or other growths around the eye; or side effects from Grave's disease (a thyroid disorder) are common eye problems that benefit from orbits and plastics. These

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  • Macular Degeneration Treatments

    Patients who are diagnosed with wet macular degeneration have new options for laser treatments. As macular degeneration progresses, new blood vessels may develop in the eye, which can cause scarring and a loss of central vision. To stop the progression of the disease and limit scarring, laser treatments

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  • Need For Bifocals (Presbyopia)

    Presbyopia is a difficulty in focusing that many people begin noticing after age 40. Most people first notice difficulty in reading very fine print. Print seems to have less contrast and a brighter, more direct light is needed for reading. In many cases, patients begin holding reading material further

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  • Keratoconus

    Keratoconus is a degenerative disease of the cornea that causes it to gradually thin and bulge into a cone-like shape. This shape prevents light from focusing precisely on the macula. As the disease progresses, the shape becomes more pronounced, causing blurred or distorted vision. Patients with keratoconus

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  • Nearsightedness (Myopia)

    Nearsightedness occurs when light entering the eye focuses in front of the retina instead of directly on it. This is caused by a cornea that is steeper, or an eye that is longer, than a normal eye. Nearsightedness causes difficulty seeing at a distance. It is often discovered in school-age children who

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