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Category Archives: Eye Conditions

What Are the Causes of Optic Neuropathy?

Optic neuropathy is a condition that can develop when something goes wrong with the optic nerve. The optic nerve is at the core of obtaining visual information. The optic nerve supplies information from the retina on the back of the eye to the brain. This nerve may become damaged, impacting one’s ability to see. The […]



Floaters: Should I Worry?

You may have been warned about floaters (those bright little dots that only you can see, which last for a few seconds), especially if you have a high prescription in your eyes. But are they really so serious that you need to worry about them? Floaters may occur for a number of reasons, but they […]


Macular Degeneration, Santa Rosa, CA

The Signs of Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration can result in severe vision loss in people 60 years and older. The resulting vision loss is irreversible and caused by deterioration of the macula (a central portion of the retina). The retina works as a light sensing mechanism and is made up of nerve tissue. Macular degeneration doesn’t lead to complete blindness […]


Macular degeneration Santa Rosa, CA

What You Need to Know About Keratoconus

When is the last time you visited the dentist for a dental cleaning?  It may seem like a strange question coming from the Eye Care Institute, but stay with us. Daily dental care and yearly dental cleanings act as a preventive measure to help catch potential problems. It makes sense, right? With that in mind, […]


Eye Services Santa Rosa and Petaluma, CA

Why do I have Gunk in my Eye?

When you wake up in the morning you may sometimes notice white colored mucus or gunk that has gathered at the corner of your eye near your nose. This is normal. During the night this mucus forms when there is a foreign speck or dirt in the eye. Sometimes, eye discharge is something more than […]


Eye Exam Santa Rosa and Petaluma, CA

Blurry Vision? You might have Astigmatism

When your eyes are exactly round, they can focus light evenly and clearly. With astigmatism, the cornea is slightly misshaped. This results in blurry vision because the light is unable to bend the way it should when it enters your eye. Research suggests that those with astigmatism are typically born with it or get it […]


Eye Exam Santa Rosa, CA

Keratoconus: the Eye Disease you Didn’t Know About

Streaking lights, blurred vision, or seeing double. These sound like typical vision problems, right? But did you know these are all symptoms of an eye disease called keratoconus? Keratoconus begins during the teenage years and can progressively become worse. The following will help you know the signs of keratoconus and what you can do about […]


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