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Diagnosing Glaucoma at Coastal Vision

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As we close out National Glaucoma Awareness month, it’s important to address diagnosing glaucoma.   How do optometrists diagnose glaucoma? What tests are involved? Which information is more useful or important in diagnosing glaucoma?   Diagnosing glaucoma is really about identifying pieces of the puzzle and putting them together to give a […]

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What is Glaucoma?

Posted Posted in Ocular Conditions

January is National Glaucoma Awareness month.  Increasing awareness is a big priority for many eye doctors for 3 reasons.   First, glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States.  Second, blindness from glaucoma is preventable.  Third, it’s estimated that nearly half of the people who have glaucoma don’t even […]

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4 Ways Parkinson’s Disease Affects the Eyes

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According to the Mayo Clinic, Parkinson’s Disease (PD) “is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Symptoms start gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. Tremors are common, but the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement.”   There many other prevalent symptoms […]

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Why do Diabetics have more Dry Eye Disease?

Posted Posted in Diabetes, Eye Health

Dry Eye Disease is a very common occurrence in patients with diabetes.   While most optometrists are rightly concerned with educating diabetic patients about potential blindness from diabetic retinopathy, it’s important to also address the front surface of the eye.  It’s here that Dry Eye Disease (DED) occurs. Many patients have […]