Category: Blog

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

Upneeq for Ptosis

Upneeq Eye Drops Can Raise Eyelids That Droop from Ptosis

The buzz around Upneeq eye drops has intensified since the FDA approved them two years ago. The buzz around Upneeq eye drops has intensified since the FDA approved them two years ago. The name’s easy to remember: “Up” because it lifts drooping eyelids that impair vision. And “neeq” because it remains the unique way to… Read More

Strabismus surgery

Strabismus Surgery Corrects “Lazy Eye” Problems

Eye doctors dislike the term “lazy eye” for lots of reasons. It makes kids feel awkward. It’s inaccurate: The eye does what the brain tells it to do, even when sent incorrect signals. And it’s a loose term for many conditions: eyes crossing inward (esotropia), wandering outward (exotropia), deviating upward or downward (hypertropia or hypotropia),… Read More

New intraocular lenses

New Intraocular Lenses (IOLs) Could Make You Glasses-Free After Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery remains the most-performed operation year after year in the United States. Virtually all of us get cataracts as we age, and three million of us choose each year to have them taken out. Many patients over the decades have needed reading glasses afterward to get clear images close up. This is because they… Read More

Vuity for presbyopia

If Presbyopia Is the Problem, Vuity Eye Drops May Be the Answer

“In this world,” quipped Benjamin Franklin, “nothing is certain except death and taxes.” Today he’d probably include presbyopia, the condition that prevents us from seeing things clearly up close. About 128 million Americans – roughly two out of five – have it at any time. And pretty much everybody gets it by age 45. If… Read More

Corneal edema

Corneal Edema and Irregularities

Corneas ideally remain clear and smooth, like the surface of an untroubled and unpolluted mountain lake. But sometimes fluid builds up inside the cornea, the clear surface that contributes to focus light onto the back of your eye, and you get a corneal edema. Sometimes bumps and lumps appear on the epithelium, the outermost of… Read More

Annual eye exams

Do We Need an Annual Eye Exam? Yes. Here’s Why.

Most of us visit a dentist for a regular cleaning or checkup. Maybe we see a primary care physician for an annual physical, especially as we get older. But regular trips to an eye doctor matter just as much, even if we don’t have vision problems that require ongoing treatment. An annual eye exam can… Read More

Horizon Eye Care Retina Center opening

Horizon Opens Separate Retina Center at Cotswold Location

Say you have retinal issues and come to Horizon Eye Care multiple times a year. Perhaps you’re older, as people with retinal problems tend to be, or have mobility issues. Wouldn’t you prefer a private office just inside the front door of the facility, one with a wide automatic door, low-light waiting area and plenty… Read More