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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How often should I have an eye examination?

We all know that we should visit our dermatologist annually for a skin cancer screening, and our dentist should see us for a cleaning and evaluation at least every six months. But what about caring for your eye health? Everyone should have routine eye examinations performed to not only maintain their vision health but to …

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New FDA-Approved Treatment For Glaucoma Now Available At Richens Eye Center

New FDA-Approved Treatment for Glaucoma Now Available in Southern Utah Richens Eye Center Offers Sustained-Release Medication To Reduce Intraocular Pressure In Patients With Glaucoma Or Ocular Hypertension St. George, UT – Richens Eye Center is offering Southern Utah and Nevada a treatment option that is an alternative to eye drops for glaucoma. DURYSTA™ (bimatoprost implant) by Allergan is …

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