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Too good too pass up? CyPass Micro-Stent

For patients with mild to moderate primary open-angle glaucoma considering cataract surgery, the CyPass Micro-Stent may help to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) and decrease the patients’ dependence on glaucoma medication. Two years after CyPass treatment, 72.5% of patients still experience >20% decrease in IOP and CyPass treatment is 32% more effective at lowering IOP than stand-alone cataract surgery. The… Read More »


Do you have a film over your vision?

If you have filmy vision that seems to come and go, you may have dry eye. In order for clear vision, our tears need to completely cover the front of our eyes (cornea). If they don’t, light scatters more when entering the eye, causing blur and appearance of “filmy vision.” This filmy vision comes and goes… Read More »


Having more glare while driving at night?

Are TV news tickers getting harder to read? Do you have to squint to see scoreboards on TV? If so, you may be developing cataracts. Cataracts are a naturally occurring age-related change that occurs in the lenses inside our eyes. Cataracts change our lenses from clear to a yellowed and hazy/cloudy appearance; this changes makes vision… Read More »


Flu Season and your Eyes

“Pink eye” or conjunctivitis is a general term that refers to inflammation in the front of the eye, making the white of our eyes adopt a red or pinkish appearance. With cold and flu season here in full-swing, it’s worth mentioning the symptoms of conjunctivitis. Viral conjunctivitis is the most commonly variety of “pink eye.”… Read More »


Do you eyes burn, sting, or feel gritty?

If your eyes feel this way, you may have dry eye disease. Cold and dry wintery months are particularly irritating for patients with dry eye.  Advanced Eye Care Center is a Dry Eye Center of Excellence. We have the latest technology, like LipiView and LipiFlow, in order to provide high-quality care for all dry eye patients. We use… Read More »


2017 is winding down

Time flies! 2017 has been a great year at Advanced Eye Care Center serving patient across north-central Ohio. We would like to take a moment to thank all of our patients for trusting us with their eye care needs. We are honored to serve you and we look forward to providing excellent patient care in 2018 and… Read More »


Understanding glaucoma-pachymetry

Glaucoma is a disease that’s known as the ‘silent thief of sight.’ Over time, glaucoma can constrict our peripheral vision and in severe cases cause blindness. Early and moderate stages of glaucoma may not be noticeable by the patient, making glaucoma testing important-to catch the disease as early as possible. One of the tests we… Read More »


Do you know the warning signs of shingles?

Shingles, caused by the herpes zoster virus (HZV), can cause pain for weeks, months, or even years after an infection starts. Shingles usually starts with pain and red blisters occurring on one side of the head or body. These painful blisters increase in size, as the virus travels across nerve fibers. If these occur along the face… Read More »


Entropion

Entropion is a condition where eyelids rotate inwards towards the eye ball. Because of this, eyelashes are in direct contact with the surface of the eye. Imagine how irritating constantly having one or more eyelashes in the eye would be! Throughout a full day of blinking, theses lashes painfully abrade the cornea and conjunctiva. Other symptoms include… Read More »


Supplements for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration affects patients’ central vision.  Aside from injections, which help to slow changes with wet macular degeneration, no treatment exists to reverse changes due to macular degeneration. Preserving macular function is paramount for patients with dry and wet macular degeneration. The Age Related Eye Disease Studies concluded vitamin supplementation of  lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamins C and… Read More »


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