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Last month in our two-part series exploring how the thyroid gland affects vision, we looked at hyperthyroidism. This month, we will look at hypothyroidism. To recap, the thyroid is essentially your body’s hormone factory. Shaped like a butterfly, it’s found in...
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Over this month and next, we will explore how the thyroid gland affects vision. The thyroid is essentially your body’s hormone factory. Shaped like a butterfly, it’s in the lower front of your neck, just below your Adam’s apple. The...
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We’ve all experienced watery eyes from time-to-time, whether from laughing too hard, chopping onions, or getting hit with wind head on. Excessive tear production, while a nuisance, can happen due to a variety of conditions, many of which we’ve written...
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Low vision is a visual impairment where you find yourself still struggling to read, watch television, recognize people, shop, and so on, after you’ve gotten corrective lenses (i.e., eyeglasses or contacts), taken medication, and/or have had surgery for cataracts, etc....
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Many articles have been written over the years explaining the common condition of dry eyes. In short, dry eyes happen when the quantity and quality of your tears decline, causing an itching, burning sensation. There are various causes of this...
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In the past six months, Drs. Cheryl and Dave Roell have seen an increase in retinal detachment cases with patients who also have high myopia (extreme nearsightedness) at their All About Eyes office in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. “I’ve...
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At one time or another, everyone is affected by red eyes. They happen when the tiny blood vessels in the white area of the eye, known as the sclera, become inflamed or “bloodshot.” But the reasons behind the red eyes...
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Autoimmune diseases affect millions of Americans. You may have heard of some of these: Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Sjögren’s syndrome, Graves’ disease, Crohn’s disease, Celiac disease, or Lyme disease. According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, there are over 100...
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October is Down syndrome awareness month! All About Eyes offers specialty eyewear for our patients with Down syndrome, and we also cater to their special needs during eye exams. Down syndrome, named for the English physician John Langdon Down, who...
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Amblyopia is the medical term used when the vision in one of the eyes is reduced because the eye and the brain are not working together properly. The eye itself looks normal, but it is not being used normally because...
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