When we think of Summer, images of beaches, theme parks, and outdoor sports and activities come to mind. While getting out of the house and doing things outside is generally considered healthy, there are risks involved, one of which is exposure to the dreaded UV light.
Approximately 25 million Americans have cataracts, which cause cloudy, blurry, or dim vision and often develops with advancing age. This June, Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida joins with the American Academy of Ophthalmology in observing Cataract Awareness Month by sharing information everyone should know about the condition and its treatment.
Once in a while, a patient will tell me that a previous doctor told them they had “granulated eyelids.” What does that mean? What they are describing is a medical condition called blepharitis. Most of the time, blepharitis is caused by the staphylococcus bacteria that normally lives on our skin. The bacteria are there continually,… Read More
Each year, an estimated 30,000 people are treated for sports-related eye injuries, according to data from Prevent Blindness. The number of sports-related injuries has been on the rise in recent years.
Many people think of the eye as an isolated organ. Often, an initial reaction is to assume glasses need to be updated when trouble seeing arises. I agree this is a good place to start; however, numerous health concerns can negatively impact vision. This article will touch on several systemic (bodily) conditions that can affect… Read More