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Comprehensive Eye Exams Can “Save Your Vision” By Catching Eye Disease Early

Blog, eye exams | March 2023

March is a time when optometrists and ophthalmologists celebrate Save Your Vision Month. It’s also a time when patients are encouraged to schedule a comprehensive eye exam. Common eye diseases can lead to vision loss and even blindness. However, early treatment can often help to slow down or even prevent disease progression. Here, the vision […]

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Eyelid Surgery for Ptosis Restores Your Field of Vision and Restful Appearance

Blog, Drooping Eyelids | February 2023

Severely drooping eyelids affect your field of vision but there are also cosmetic concerns. Such drooping of the upper eyelid, formally known as ptosis, makes you look older and tired. The team at Mittleman Eye discusses how eyelid surgery for ptosis both restores your field of vision and makes you appear more rested.

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How Keratoconus Progression May Affect Your Quality of Life

Blog, Keratoconus | January 2023

While keratoconus does not usually lead to total vision loss, those with this condition are often considered legally blind. The team at Mittleman Eye discusses how keratoconus may affect your quality of life.  

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Answers To the 3 Most Popular Questions About Diabetic Retinopathy

Blog, Diabetic Retinopathy | December 2022

Diabetes can wreak havoc on different parts of the body, and the eyes are no exception. Usually affecting both eyes, diabetic retinopathy causes damage to the retina’s blood vessels. The effects include swelling and leaking that can blur vision. Although new blood vessels may grow, these blood vessels are abnormal and may cause additional vision […]

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When to Worry About Eye Floaters and How to Reduce Them

Blog, Eye Floaters | November 2022

Those squiggly lines and specks in your field of vision are often a nuisance and not cause for concern. However, there are times when these black or gray strings and cobwebs are warning signs of an eye injury or condition that needs medical attention by an ophthalmologist. At Mittleman Eye in Palm Beach and Jupiter, […]

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Can Glaucoma Treatment Prevent Blindness? Preserving Your Remaining Vision

Blog, Glaucoma | October 2022

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that causes abnormally high eye pressure and damages the optic nerve. The optic nerve is a crucial part of your vision as it sends messages to your brain to turn into images. Glaucoma tends to affect the side or peripheral vision first, damaging your eyesight before you know […]

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Why is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Linked to Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke?

Blog, Macular Conditions | September 2022

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that deals with the retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of each eye. At the center of the retina is the macula, a tiny but mighty area responsible for central vision and seeing fine details. AMD damages this area.

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Is a Drug Treatment for Cataracts on the Horizon?

Blog, Cataracts | August 2022

Live long enough, and you will probably develop cataracts. Right now, surgery is the only treatment for cataracts. The most common surgical procedure worldwide, cataract surgery consists of removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an intraocular lens. However, drug treatment for this clouding of the lens is on the horizon. As cataracts most […]

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5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Cornea

Blog, Cornea | July 2022

The front of the eye contains a clear “window” of tissue called the cornea. Your cornea is responsible for protecting the surface of the eye, keeping dirt and germs out. It also plays a large role in helping the eye focus. The team at Mittleman Eye discusses some other interesting facts about the cornea.

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Can a Diabetes Drug Protect You from Glaucoma?

Blog, Glaucoma | June 2022

What is Glaucoma? Scientists have identified several risk factors for glaucoma, including age, ethnicity, family history and other medical conditions. Specifically, people with diabetes are twice as likely to develop glaucoma. That is why the doctors at Mittleman Eye are excited to learn of new research showing that a popular type of diabetes medication may […]

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