Dry Eyes and Menopause: Finding Relief

When we think of menopause, we typically think of hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings. But it may be come as a surprise to learn that dry eyes are another symptom for many women 50 years or older, and as with most menopause symptoms, hormones are generally to blame. If you have burning, dry …

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Diabetes and Your Vision: What You Need to Know

You may have heard that people with diabetes have a higher risk of vision problems and blindness than the general population. This is due to an eye condition called diabetic retinopathy, and it occurs when the small blood vessels that nourish the nerve cells in the retina are damaged. Diabetes also raises risk for glaucoma …

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Options for Replacing Those Cloudy Cataract-Affected Lenses

At Shenandoah, we help people with cataracts every day. But there are still some questions about what cataracts are, and what we do to correct them. Here’s some info on the condition and the options for addressing it. A cataract is the clouding of the natural lens of the eye. The lens, found behind the …

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Five Facts You Probably Don’t Know About LASIK

If you’ve been contemplating LASIK eye surgery but are having second thoughts about it, the following facts may convince you to finally schedule that appointment! LASIK surgery is painless. Pain or discomfort will be very minimal (just slight pressure) to non-existent as topical anesthetic eye drops will be applied before surgery. LASIK surgery may at …

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Cataract Surgery: Making the Decision

Although cataract surgery may sound like a complex procedure, what it involves is really quite simple. Basically, the cataract surgeon will simply remove the clouded natural lens and replace it with a lens implant. In the past, cataract surgery was only performed once the cataract was well developed. However, newer techniques have made surgery possible …

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Routine Eye Exams – Why And How Often

Your eyes are your window to the world, and it doesn’t hurt to give them that little extra care by way of regular eye exams. While the word ‘exam’ can be off putting, remember it is just a check-up to ensure that your eyesight is fine and to suggest corrective measures if anything unusual is …

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Caring and Treatment Options for your Dry Eyes

Though we don’t always like to shed tears, we still need them to carry out a lot of functions. For starters, tears lubricate and moisturize our eyes, which is important in maintaining vision and also avoiding discomfort. Our tears even contain anti-bodies and proteins to fight away infections. To put it simply, tears are good …

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Refractive Lens Implant Surgery – When LASIK is Not An Option

Posted on: May 29 2015 By: admin For those who are not fond of wearing glasses or using contact lenses to compensate for their impaired vision, there are several surgical procedures available to correct your vision permanently. A very common procedure is LASIK (Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis), which involves reshaping the cornea. However, not everybody …

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Eye Floaters: What You Can Do About Them

Posted on: Apr 30 2015 By: admin Eye floaters are small spot-like objects that appear in a person’s field of vision. They become very noticeable when the patient views something bright such as the sky or any other bright source. Though they are quite distracting, they do not pose as any sort of serious threat …

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A Look Into Macular Degeneration

Posted on: Mar 20 2015 By: admin Despite being leading cause of blindness and vision loss in patients over the age of 65, many are still unfamiliar with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). By taking a closer look at this condition, you can  become better prepared to seek treatment should signs of this disease begin to …

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