Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye disease that damages the optic nerve causing permanent damage and loss of vision. The damage occurs when the eye is unable to effectively manage the pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma affects more than 3 million Americans and is the second leading cause of blindness in this country. It […]

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Oculoplastic Surgery

Meet Dr. Wilkes Dr. Byron Wilkes is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist Who Specializes in Oculofacial Surgery and Cosmetic Care In his approach to patient care, he believes every person deserves unique care to meet their unique needs. He is dedicated to listening and communicating with his patients and he is known for his surgical skill – […]

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Diabetes & The Eye

What is Diabetic Retinopathy? Diabetes is a disease that keeps your body from being able to monitor and control its blood sugar levels. This can cause your blood sugar levels to drastically rise and fall. Anyone with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes can develop diabetic retinopathy. It is important to manage your blood sugar […]

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Macular Degeneration

What is Macular Degeneration? Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) occurs when the central portion of the retina – known as the macula – suffers deterioration. This typically affects the central field of vision. AMD is one of the leading causes of blindness and vision loss in the United States, affecting more than 10 million Americans. Some […]

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LASIK Eye Surgery

We Are Happy to Help You Navigate Through the Questions THE THING we hear THE MOST from our LASIK patients is that they wish they would have had LASIK sooner. We have heard this from just about every single LASIK patient who’s walked through our doors. So… are you putting off having LASIK due to […]

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Cataract Surgery

What is a Cataract? We all have a natural lens inside our eye that allows us to see colors and focus on objects up close and at a distance.  As we age, this lens can become cloudy.  This cloudy lens is called a cataract, and it can have a negative impact on your vision and […]

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Dry Eye Syndrome

What is Dry Eye Syndrome? Dry Eye Syndrome is commonly used to reference issues with Ocular Surface Health, which is usually associated with the following symptoms: Itching Burning Irritation Redness Blurred vision that improves with blinking Excessive tears Increased discomfort after periods of reading, watching TV, or working on a computer Many patients are unaware […]

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