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Worldwide Vision Impairment

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Retinitis Pigmentosa: What Happens

 The light-sensitive tissue of the retina slowly deteriorates over many years in people with RP. As this tissue dies, it stops sending signals to the brain, and some vision is lost.  Eye exams show abnormal dark spots (pigments) sprinkled around … 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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What to Expect During Eye Surgery

  What to Expect During Eye Surgery Laser eye surgery usually takes less than 30 minutes. Your eyeball will be numbed, but you’ll remain awake. You may feel pressure, but should not be in pain. Your vision will dim during … Continue reading

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Strong Rx: Implantable Lenses

Strong Rx: Implantable Lenses   If you can’t get laser surgery because of a strong prescription, artificial lenses — called phakic intraocular lenses (PIOLs) — may be an option. They’re FDA approved for treating nearsightedness. The lenses are made of … Continue reading

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Eye Health and Blepharitis

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids, usually caused by an excess growth of bacteria that is ordinarily found on the skin, blockage of the eyelid’s oil glands, and occasionally allergies. Blepharitis is a common eye condition, causing the eyelids to be … Continue reading

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Glaucoma: What Happens

In the most common form of glaucoma, increased eye pressure leads to optic nerve damage and loss of vision. The eye is filled with circulating fluid that nourishes its internal structures. Sometimes the balance between fluid creation and exit is … Continue reading

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