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Eye and Ear Health, Getting Care

How Can I Get Healthy White Eyes?

That’s an unusual question, isn’t it? Most of the time, people wonder how they can get healthy white teeth, as there seem to be no end to toothpaste commercials that promise a great smile. You may, however, be concerned...

November 11, 2022
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Eye and Ear Health, Getting Care

Important Halloween Eye Safety Tips

Halloween is a festive time that people of all ages look forward to, but it can be shockingly hazardous to your eyes. However, every year hospital emergency rooms see hundreds of eye injuries related to common costume accessories, including:...

October 19, 2022
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Advances in Eye Care, Eye and Ear Health

Do eye vitamins improve vision?

While there are many causes for blurry vision including needing prescription eyeglasses, excessive digital screen use and eye infections, vitamins have been shown to help keep the eyes healthy and lower the risk of certain eye diseases. Many of these vitamins...

October 17, 2022
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Eye and Ear Health, Getting Care

Are allergies the cause of your swollen and itchy eyes?

You may be experiencing eye allergies if your eyes are itchy and are red, tearing or burning. Eye Allergies are a condition that affects millions of Americans and while many people will treat their nasal allergy symptoms most ignore...

April 15, 2022
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Eye and Ear Health

The Best Treatments to Get Rid of a Stye

A stye (spelled STYE, not STY like where the pigs live) is a usually harmless but irritating bump on your eyelid. In most cases a stye will go away on its own, but there are several treatments that can...

April 06, 2022
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Getting Care

What Is Considered A True Eye Emergency?

Even though Ophthalmologists see dozens of “emergencies” a day in the office, and we are happy to see them, few of them are true emergencies. An eye emergency is defined as a condition requiring prompt medical attention due to...

February 26, 2022
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Eye and Ear Health

Every red eye is not “pink eye”

What is a red eye? A “red eye” is a general term that is used to describe red, irritated, and bloodshot eyes. The redness happens when tiny blood vessels under the eye’s surface get larger or become inflamed. Usually,...

February 24, 2022
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Eye and Ear Health

Why do I have to keep pulling mucus out of my eye?

The tears that coat the surface of your eyes have both a liquid and a mucus layer to them. It is normal to have a very thin amount of mucus in your tear film. That mucus component can significantly...

February 23, 2022
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Eye and Ear Health

What is a chalazion? Is it serious?

A chalazion is similar to a stye. It is a bump the can be present on either eyelid. Its size ranges from small to very large. The glands that are present in the eyelids, called Meibomian glands, normally secrete oil that...

February 19, 2022
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Eye and Ear Health

5 Most Common Benign Eyelid Growths

A growth or bump on your eyelid can mean a number of things. Some are extremely common and simple to treat, while others are more serious. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, it’s important to see a...

February 03, 2022
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