Eye Conditions

What Is Strabismus And How Is It Treated?

Monitoring one’s eye and vision health is incredibly important to ensure that patients do not experience permanent vision loss, infection, and other conditions that can significantly impact one’s day-to-day activities. Many eye conditions that can develop are progressive, meaning that with early diagnosis and treatment, many conditions can be treated before permanent vision loss occurs. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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At what point should I seek treatment for cataracts?

One of the most common eye disorders that occur with the process of aging is that of cataracts. Millions of Americans over the age of 40 deal with this condition, and some to the point where surgical intervention is required to restore vision and improve a patient’s quality of life. With the team at Richens …

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Cosmetic facial surgeries available at Richens Eye Center

It is widely known that many patients want to avoid the natural signs of aging whenever possible. However, when imperfections occur in the eyes and face, there are a few options available to patients in the area. Dr. Sharon Richens is pleased to provide a range of cosmetic facial surgeries, as well as cosmetic injectables, …

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