Archive for January, 2012

What are flashers and floaters?

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The flashers and floaters you see may be harmless, but they may also be a sign of important health issues. Any flashing or visual disturbance that lasts more than thirty minutes is considered an emergency and requires immediate attention. Besides, it is always best to consult your eye doctor, because visual disturbances may indicate a …

What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma occurs when there is too much fluid pressure in the eye, causing eye damage and potential blindness. Although glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States, it can be prevented if the disease is detected and treated in time. Unfortunately, glaucoma seldom produces early symptoms, and usually there is no pain …

What are cataracts?

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Cataracts usually develop gradually and without pain as the lens in the eye loses transparency and the lens material yellows. The result is a gradual loss of brightness and a slight skewing of color perception that usually goes unnoticed. Cataracts are the leading cause of visual disability in people over 65. Fortunately, cataract surgery is …

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