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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 »


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 »


Eyes itchy, tearing, and red? A short-term steroid may help!

Ocular allergies affect many in north-central Ohio. Many patients are still struggling through allergy season. If your eyes are red, itchy, and tear up frequently, you may suffer from allergies. Allergies can exist outdoors-like pollen or indoors-like animal dander. Advanced Eye Care Center can help you with your allergies! Over-the-counter eye drops, like Alaway or Zaditor, and… Read More »


Lagging Behind: Lagophthalmos

For patients who wake up with gritty, red, and aching eyes, lagophthalmos may be to blame. Lagophthalmos occurs when patients’ eyes do not fully close during sleep. Patients who have this condition may have been told they “sleep with their eyes half open.” This involuntary process exposes the conjunctiva and cornea to the ambient environment.… Read More »


Floppy Eyelid Syndrome

Floppy Eyelid Syndrome occurs at night when patients’ upper lids are too lax and allow the surface of the eye to come into contact with their pillow. This generally occurs in obese males, especially those with sleep apnea. Patients with Floppy Eyelid Syndrome may have red, gritty eyes with mucus discharge along their eyelashes when… Read More »


A ring of white and blue–Arcus

If you’re over the age of 50, you may have noticed a faint to moderate white/blue ring around your cornea. This is known as arcus and is a normal age-related finding. Arcus does not impact the clarity of your vision or the comfort of your eyes. Arcus represents a gradual build-up of cholesterol. Patients over… Read More »


Itchy, tearing, gritty eyes?

With early May here already, central Ohio is in prime allergy season.  Pollen from grasses, trees, and other plants can make springtime miserable for allergy sufferers. Along with a runny nose, nasal congestion, and post-nasal drip, our eyes can be affected by allergies as well. Common symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis includes itchiness, grittiness, and watery… Read More »


Flashes, floaters, and curtains-oh my!

Each week, we see several patients who suddenly notice new floaters or new flashes in their vision. Usually patients notice one or more translucent or small black dots in their vision and sometimes white, momentary flashes of light–much like a lightning bolt.  Much less frequently, patients notice a grayish curtain falling across a portion of their… Read More »


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