Category: Blog

High myopia

High Myopia and Associated Retinal Complications

More than 4 in 10 Americans have myopia, which lets us see things clearly up close but fuzzily at a distance. We fix that problem with glasses or contact lenses and forget about it. But a small percentage of us are born with high myopia, a potentially more serious issue. It can create a new… Read More

Amblyopia and Curesight

Amblyopia and CureSight: At Last, No Eyepatch!

For decades, physicians have treated amblyopia — poor childhood vision development in one or both eyes – with patches. Kids often dislike those, because they can be uncomfortable or lead to teasing. Now there’s a new, equally effective alternative. The FDA approved CureSight last fall to treat amblyopia by online monitoring of streamed data combined… Read More

PCO is common but easily fixed

Posterior Capsular Opacification (PCO) Is Common but Easily Fixed

Cataract removal remains the most common surgery in the United States every year. Most patients who have cataract surgery with intraocular lenses (IOLs) implanted do very well. They see more clearly and need glasses only to read, only for long distances, or perhaps not at all. Some, though, encounter a condition called posterior capsular opacification… Read More

Synfovre may help with dry AMD

Some Sufferers from Dry AMD Finally May Get Medical Help with Syfovre

A breakthrough drug called Syfovre – the first approved by the FDA for dry macular degeneration – offers relief from the dry form of age related macular degeneration, or AMD. Syfovre specifically treats geographic atrophy (GA), a form of dry macular degeneration that results over time in extreme central vision loss. Age-related macular degeneration remains… Read More

Autologous Serum Drops Save You from Dry Eyes

Can Autologous Serum Drops Save You from Dry Eyes – And More?

For decades, patients facing surgeries have had blood draws in advance, so it can be stored and put back into them if needed. That procedure minimizes the risk of complications from transfusion of another donor’s blood. Eye doctors now employ a similar approach to treating dry eye disease, using autologous serum drops (ASEDs) which are… Read More

2023 Fashion Eyewear Trends for Spring

2023 Fashion Eyewear Trends for Spring

Fashion eyewear today does more than provide clear vision—it is an essential accessory to enhance your features and to express your personal style. No matter what your signature look may be, Horizon Eye Care’s optical department has the right pair of eyeglasses to showcase your esthetic while keeping with the most current trends in 2023… Read More

Coping with dry eye

How Should I Cope with Dry Eye?

Search Google for “dry eye,” and 1.3 million results pop up within a second. So, where should you begin to figure out how to cope with dry eye? The answers are complicated: The condition affects millions of people around the world in different ways, can fluctuate throughout your life, and has a myriad of symptoms… Read More

Inherited retinal disease and gene therapy

Inherited Retinal Disease and Gene Therapy

Five years ago, ophthalmologists might have been able to offer nothing more specific than a clinical suspicion that a patient had an inherited retinal disease. With treatment theoretical at best, genetic testing cost-prohibitive, both doctors and patients found their interactions demoralizing. Since then, researchers have developed free and readily accessible genetic panels to help diagnose… Read More

Glaucoma eye pressure

Glaucoma: What Does My Eye Pressure Need to Be?

Perhaps you’ve heard that glaucoma occurs when pressure increases in your eye, which can lead to a permanent loss of vision. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with glaucoma, you may wonder how eye pressure damages the eye. You may also wonder what the value “should” be. This blog will help you… Read More

Future of Refractive Surgery

LASIK and IOL Implants Remain the Future of Refractive Surgery

For three decades, LASIK eye surgery has been the gold standard for patients under 45 who want to correct refractive errors without spectacles or contact lenses. For even longer, cataract surgery has been the best option for people over 65 who want clear vision restored. But what about patients between 45 and 65 who want… Read More