Category Archives: Eye Conditions

The Two Forms of Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the top cause of vision loss in people over 60. When the macula (the central area in the retina) deteriorates, macular degeneration is the result. This eye condition is also known as age-related macular degeneration because it progresses as one ages. It cannot completely blind someone, but it does drastically diminish their… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2018
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How to Know If You Have Keratoconus

Keratoconus is an eye condition that gives the cornea a cone shape, as opposed to the normal dome or sphere shape. When collagen (tiny protein fibers) in the eye becomes weak, it can no longer sustain the dome shape of the cornea, ultimately resulting in a cone shape. Let’s discuss what the symptoms of Keratoconus… Read More »

  • Posted on: Oct 15 2018
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What your Eye Gunk Means

Every minute your eyes blink 10-20 times. This process allows the eye a few milliseconds of moisture and protection. As we sleep, our eyes aren’t able to blink any gunk away as they normally would. As a result, the gunk accumulates in the corners of the eyes next to the nose. This substance is known… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jul 15 2018
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Fascinating Facts About Your Eyes

Your eyes are two of the most incredible organs in your body. If you don’t struggle with any major eye issues, you can often take them for granted. Remember to schedule your regular eye exam by calling Richen’s Eye Center ...Read More »

How to Fix Your Dry Eye Problem

Even when you feel like you could conquer the world, you’re eyes are still full of tears! Tears provide the moisture and lubrication required to keep your eyes comfortable and healthy. Tears are a wonderful mixture of water (for moisture), ...Read More »

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