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What happens during corneal transplant?

At the Eye Care Institute, we understand how important it is to have clear vision and healthy eyes. This is why we have dedicated our lives to helping others get a proper diagnosis of their conditions and find effective treatments. One procedure that is performed by our eye doctors at the Eye Care Institute is …

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Understanding how cataracts impact your vision

At the Eye Care Institute, we believe in helping patients achieve and maintain proper vision acuity and healthy eyesight. Over time, many different conditions can arise that can impact one’s ability to see. This includes conditions such as cataracts. Understanding cataracts Cataracts are best described as a blurring of the eye’s lens. The blurring can …

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Tips for caring for contact lenses

For many patients, contact lenses allow them to look and feel their best and eliminate the need for corrective eyeglasses. However, if patients do not properly care for their contact lenses, it can result in damage or infection to the eyes. The team of the Eye Care Institute encourages patients who are considering contact lenses …

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Understanding the process of corneal transplant

The cornea is the clear tissue in the front of the eye. Its purpose is to protect the inner eye and act as a camera lens, bending light rays to allow for better vision. Unfortunately, if this tissue is damaged, thinned, or weakened due to injury or disease, it may be necessary for patients to …

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Understanding laser treatment for glaucoma

If you have received a diagnosis of glaucoma, you may be wondering what the future of your eye health looks like. The more you understand glaucoma, the better you can manage your condition. The team of Eye Care Institute encourages patients to speak to our team about this condition and get a proper diagnosis. What …

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Closed angle glaucoma and how it impacts your vision

Glaucoma is a condition that can impact a patient’s sight in more ways than the realize. The condition is often asymptomatic in the earlier stages, meanings half of patients who have it are unaware of its presence. Glaucoma is a condition that is considered the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, and can impact one’s …

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What to expect with your next eye examination

At Eye Care Institute, we want to help patients maintain healthy vision and address problems before they become serious. We encourage patients to visit their eye doctor regularly for eye examinations. In fact, these screenings are often covered annually for patients with vision insurance. Patients with specific vision concerns may have to be seen more …

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Nine ways to keep the eyes healthy with contact lens wearing

While contact lenses are a great way for patients to improve their vision without having to wear eyeglasses, there are certain problems that can occur if they are not used correctly. The experts of the Eye Care Institute offer advice in regards to the best ways to keep the eyes healthy while improving your vision …

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Understanding corneal transplant with DSEK

At the Eye Care Institute, we offer a myriad of vision health services and procedures for patients in and around the community. Patients who are in need of corneal transplant have a number of options to choose from. One of the most popular treatments is that of Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty, or DSEK. What is …

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The importance of routine eye examinations

You visit the dentist every six months. You go for your screenings on an annual basis with your primary doctor. Shouldn’t you schedule a routine eye exam as well? Vision health is just as important as the health of other areas of the body. Your vision is critical to maintaining a good quality of life …

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