Eye Care Blog

Keratoconus

– by Dr. Rosmary Sanchez OD Keratoconus is the most common primary ectasia condition. It is a non-inflammatory degenerative condition characterized by localized thinning that leads to protrusion of the cornea. It is caused by changes in the structure and organization of the corneal collagen, which may cause myopia and irregular astigmatism. Its etiology is… Read More


Presbyopia (Age Related Loss of Near Vision)

Presbyopia is part of the eye’s natural aging process—it is the loss of the ability to see close objects or fine print clearly. Technically, presbyopia is the loss of the eye’s ability to change its focus from distance to near, because the natural lens in the eye loses flexibility. This typically begins to occur in… Read More


Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD/ARMD)

By Dr. Alanna O’Keefe, OD What is it? Age-related macular degeneration affects about 15 million people in the United States. Inside our eye, we have a layer called the retina that uses the light coming into our eyes to send signals to our brain. These signals are then turned into images. Near the center of… Read More


Dry Eyes

By Dr. Rosmary Sanchez, OD This condition is present when there is a lack of tears on the surface of the eye. Tears are necessary to lubricate, nourish, and to reduce the risk of eye infections. They are essential for maintaining good eye health, keep eyes comfortable, and partly responsible for providing clear vision. Tears… Read More


Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the retina (the tissue responsible for providing vision) due to complications of diabetes. If left untreated and ignored, this condition can lead to blindness. The longer a person has had diabetes, the more likely they are to have diabetic retinopathy, and often patients aren’t aware that the problem exists until… Read More


Vitreous Floaters

What are floaters? Many people either have floaters or have heard of floaters, but exactly what they are, where they come, and what can be done about them are questions that patients frequently raise. Floaters are seen as spots, lines, or waves within the field of vision. They are usually somewhat transparent, but can interfere… Read More


Ocular Pain Management

Posted by Dr. Hopkin Eye care practitioners will not infrequently encounter patients in pain. This is most frequently due to disease of or injury to the cornea. The cornea is the most richly innervated tissue in the human body, with an average of 40 times more sensory nerves than tooth pulp and 400 times more… Read More


Cataracts: The Cause, the Effect, the Solution

Do you experience blurry, cloudy, or foggy vision on a regular basis? Do you feel that your quality of life is hampered due to this vision impairment? You aren’t alone; there may be a good chance you’re experiencing a symptom of cataracts. Cataracts is a common vision impairment that develops in a number of different… Read More


The History of Lasik Surgery

The Lasik movement has seen only growth in its lifespan; a time that has lasted a little over 30 years being available to the public. Being a relatively new invention of the 20th century, its continued growth and expansion bloomed almost immediately, bringing in throes of people eager to live their life to the fullest…. Read More


Pterygium and Pinguecula: Problems with Sun Exposure

In Texas, getting enough sun typically isn’t an issue for most people. But all that outside time can come with a price. Over years, it is thought that ultraviolet-light exposure (sunlight) along with low humidity and particulate matter in the air (dust, debris) can result in a benign growth on the conjunctiva of the eye…. Read More