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We have all been there.  You stand in your local grocery or vitamin store and stare in wonder at how many different bottles there can be of the same vitamin or mineral.  The question is which one is the best for you and what do you need.  Finding that information can be a very difficult […]

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It seems there has been a relative stalemate with eyedrop options for treating glaucoma for quite a while.  Essentially there have been 4 classes of medication that doctors had options for.  Recently a new eyedrop has come to the market that works in a different way than the previous drops available.  The name of this […]

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You may have heard your eye doctor tell a staff member or yourself that they are ordering a test for you called an ERG. This term may not mean anything to you but may sound familiar to other tests you may have heard other doctors order. An EKG would be the common test you have […]

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month which leads into a topic that discusses a measurement that is done on patients that have or are suspicious for having glaucoma. The measurement is called Corneal Hysteresis. Corneal hysteresis is defined as “the difference between the pressure at which the cornea bends inward during an airjet applanation and the […]

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Previously we have talked about treatments for a condition called Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). We talked about using eye drops, eye ointments, compresses, etc. for these treatments but only glanced over how your doctor knows you have this issue. Symptoms certainly play a part, but how can your doctor see these very small glands? Eye […]

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Technology has been advancing at such a rapid pace it seems it would only be a matter of time before it made its way into health care. The first aspects of technology changes were with the equipment used for examinations. Eventually computers became involved with the charting or medical records aspect but now there are […]

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LipiFlow is a medical device that is used as a treatment for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. The goal of treatment is to clear out blocked oil glands or Meibomian glands to restore the stability of the tear film. The machine uses a very specific control of temperature on the oil glands (43 degrees Celsius) to melt […]

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OrCam MyEye is a wearable device that uses a smart camera that can help those who are legally blind or visually impaired. The device can be used to help you see distance objects or objects closer to you. The device simply fits onto your current glasses frame. The technology that is used in the device […]

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Visual evoked potential is a vision test that measures the electrical signal from the retina to the brain. It can be used to diagnose certain vision disorders or to monitor progression of certain ocular diseases. The test is non-invasive and only takes a few minutes to do. There is a bit of prep work to […]

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A solar eclipse is when part of the sun is covered by the moon. There are partial solar eclipses when only a portion of the moon covers the sun. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon completely covers the sun. It is very rare, but Monday August 21st it will be a reality for […]

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