Category Archives: Eye Conditions

When should I be concerned of floaters?

If you’ve ever experienced the development of little dots in your vision that tend to follow where your eye leads, you may have a condition known as “floaters.” Floaters can develop for a variety of reasons, and aren’t always an indication of a serious problem. At Richens Eye Center, Dr. Sharon Richens encourages patients who… Read More »

  • Posted on: Oct 15 2019
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What to Do for a Scratched Cornea

If you’ve ever experienced a scratched cornea, or “corneal abrasion,” you know exactly how painful it can be. Even the smallest injury to the cornea can be painful. The cornea has many, many nerve endings that alert the brain that there is something foreign in the eye, or if there has been damage. Unfortunately, with… Read More »

  • Posted on: Sep 15 2019
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Floaters: Should I Be Concerned?

So you’ve been warned about floaters (those bright little dots that only you can see, which last for a few seconds), especially if you have a high prescription. But are they really so serious that you need to be concerned and watching out for them every day? Floaters may occur for a number of reasons… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jun 15 2019
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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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When should I be concerned of floaters?

If you’ve ever experienced the development of little dots in your vision that tend to follow where your eye leads, you may have a condition known as “floaters.” Floaters can develop for a variety of reasons, and aren’t always an ...Read More »

What to Do for a Scratched Cornea

If you’ve ever experienced a scratched cornea, or “corneal abrasion,” you know exactly how painful it can be. Even the smallest injury to the cornea can be painful. The cornea has many, many nerve endings that alert the brain that ...Read More »

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