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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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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system. It affects the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord, which is why vision problems are often the first symptom of the disease. Inflammation — where parts of the body...
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In last month’s blog post on how a concussion affects vision, we discussed that having one pupil larger than the other is a cause for concern if you’ve recently suffered a concussion. This month, we’re going to take a deeper...
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A concussion, also known as a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI), happens when you get hit in the head hard enough that it bruises the brain. While not typically life-threatening, a blow to the head can leave you with headaches,...
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Space travel, it’s the future. We’ve been hearing about it for decades. But with NASA’s commitment to a mission to Mars by 2030, Elon Musk’s Space X company single-handedly reigniting the excitement of building better rockets, and the International Space...
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As the name suggests, double vision, called diplopia, is when you see two images of a single object. Double vision can happen in one eye (monocular) or both (binocular). The treatment for diplopia will largely depend on the type you...
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Eyelids are the thin skin folds covering our eyes. We use them to blink an astonishing 15-20 times per minute/1,200 times an hour to keep our eyes moist and dust-free. Eyelids block out the light when we sleep. And for...
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For 10 million Americans ages 50 and over, macular degeneration looms on the horizon of age-related concerns. Macular degeneration is an incurable vision disease that attacks the center part of the retina (at the back of the eye) where “millions...
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For our Spanish-speaking patients, we’re providing a link to articles in Spanish about common eye conditions at AllAboutVision.com. This site provides information about the following conditions: Astigmatismo  Blefaritis Cataratas Chalación (Chalazión) Cirugía de cataratas Conjuntivitis Cuerpos flotantes, destellos y puntos...
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When people generally think of melanoma, they usually think of skin cancer. And while it is rare, melanoma can develop in the eyes. It is called ocular melanoma and, according to the Ocular Melanoma Foundation, up to 2,500 Americans are diagnosed...
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