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Cataracts 101

Cataracts are caused by protein buildup over the lens of your eye that limits light from passing through. The result is cloudy or filmy vision. If you are over the age of 60, you are more likely to develop cataracts. In addition to age related cataracts, there are congenital, secondary, and traumatic cataracts. Types of …

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Are You at Risk of Eye Damage From Sun Exposure?

Excessive sun exposure not only damages the skin, but it can also damage the eyes. In fact, studies have shown that the ultraviolet light from the sun can raise the risk of cataracts. It can also cause benign ocular growths such as Pterygium, also known as Surfer’s Eye, to develop in the eyes. Additionally, excessive exposure to …

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Regular Eye Exams Important to Overall Eye Health

Recently, an elderly patient visited the Eye Care Institute concerned about eye discomfort and vision difficulties. After running a series of tests, one of our ECI ophthalmologists determined the patient had age-related cataracts in both eyes. Cataracts are a clouding of the lens in the eye that can be associated with aging. According to the …

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