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What is a Freckle in the back of my eye?

nevus What is a Freckle in the back of my eye? Choroidal nevus is the fancy word for a freckle in the back of the eye.  This lesion arises from a collection of cells that make pigment in the choroid.  The choroid lines the back of the retina and supplies the retina with...
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When should you have Cataracts removed?

cataract surgery When should you have cataracts removed? A cataract is the lens of the eye getting cloudy.  The natural lens in our eyes is very clear when we are first born and slowly gets more yellow and opacified as we get older.Cataracts are part of the natural aging process.  Everyone gets them to...
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Why is my vision different between glasses and contacts?

phoropterWhy Is My Vision Different Between my Contacts and Glasses?  For patients who wear glasses or contact lenses, they sometimes notice that their vision is different between the two modalities. This is especially true for people with higher prescription numbers. I often hear the following complaint: “I see fine with my...
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What can Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) do to my eyes?

plaquenil HVF What can Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) do to my eyes? Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) was originally used to treat malaria and is now used mostly to treat rheumatological and dermatological diseases.  Its most frequent use now is for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Lupus and is often very effective in mitigating the joint and arthritic symptoms...
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You aren't going to do that puff thing are you?

puff eye pressure test A common question asked during the eye exam is, “When is the puff coming?”  Patients are referring to the air-puff or non-contact tonometry.  Tonometry is the procedure used to measure eye pressure, and this is important to diagnose and monitor glaucoma.  In the non-contact tonometry, a puff of air is used to measure...
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