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Understanding Diabetic Eye Diseases and Vision Loss

Diabetic Retinopathy | February 2024

Those with diabetes likely understand the risk to health that comes with it. However, this condition can also significantly impact the healthy function of the eyes, jeopardizing vision in the process. Diabetes can be managed with medications, a nutritious diet, healthy lifestyle choices, and regular eye examinations. However, it is important to understand the serious […]

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IOL Options After Refractive Lens Exchange

RLE | January 2024

If you are considering refractive lens exchange, it is likely you are aware of the many benefits that come with this procedure, which involves replacing the natural lens of the eye with an artificial lens known as an IOL. There are a number of IOL options available to patients that offer varying vision benefits, and […]

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Living with Fuch’s Dystrophy: Management and Treatment Options

Fuch’s Dystrophy | December 2023

Fuch’s dystrophy is an inherited eye condition that leads to impaired vision and eye discomfort. Symptoms of Fuch’s dystrophy, such as blurry vision and foreign object sensation in the eye, are often observed after age 50. As the disease progresses, the cell layer responsible for regulating eye fluid levels starts to die off, which causes […]

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Very Low-Fat Diet May Be Associated with Increased Glaucoma Risk

Glaucoma | November 2023

Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that can lead to vision loss and blindness by damaging the optic nerve. There are a number of risk factors associated with glaucoma, including family history and high blood pressure. However, a very low-fat diet may also be a risk factor for this condition. Dr. Mittleman understands that […]

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Prevent Vision Loss from Glaucoma

Glaucoma | October 2023

Glaucoma often exists as a silent threat to your vision. It causes damage to the eye often without any symptoms to announce its presence and is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. When it comes to this condition, prevention is essential to preserving your vision. Below, the team at Mittleman Eye detail the […]

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Retinal Detachment – Symptoms to Look Out For

retinal detachment | September 2023

Retinal detachment is a serious eye condition that can greatly impact your eye health. In fact, the condition can even lead to vision loss if not addressed. This is why it is important that you remain aware of the symptoms associated with this condition so that you can take swift action if something appears to […]

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Should I Be Concerned About Eye Floaters?

Eye Floaters | August 2023

Being vigilant about your eye health can help alert you to potential vision-threatening diseases and protect you from harmful conditions. For example, a sudden change in vision could indicate the presence of a larger problem — especially if you have other health conditions. However, what about the seemingly harmless things that tend to be missed, […]

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Retinal Tears: 3 Things to Know

The retina is the thin inner lining of the eye. It plays a vital role in our ability to see clearly, which is why it is important to understand certain types of damage that it may face. Sometimes, tears can form in the retina, which can lead to serious eye conditions. Below, we explore three […]

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Common Refractive Errors and Their Treatment Options

astigmatism, hyperopia, Myopia | June 2023

Refractive errors are common eye conditions that cause blurry vision. The components of the eye work together as light enters it. There are a number of refractive errors: some that make it difficult to focus on objects up close and others that make distance vision blurry, for example. The type of refractive error you experience […]

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5 Tips to Maintain Healthy Eyes This Summer

As the warmer months approach, we are quick to welcome the season by enjoying beach days, outdoor activities, and more time in the sun. However, unprotected exposure to the sun can impact the health of your eyes. Just as sunscreen is applied to protect the skin from harmful UV rays, precautions must also be taken […]

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