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Types of Laser Eye Surgery & What They Are For

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For many people, the term “laser eye surgery” refers to procedures like LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) and PRK (photorefractive keratectomy). Those refractive surgical procedures are just 1 way lasers can be used for eye care—they are not the full extent.  The many types of refractive eye surgery include: Lasers can go far beyond addressing […]

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What Causes Dry Skin Around the Eyes?

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We all know that dry-skin feeling—irritating, scratchy, and tight. Just plain uncomfortable. Our skin needs water and oil to stay supple, soft, and healthy, but dry skin lacks these essential components. While dry patches can pop up anywhere on the body, the skin around our eyes is thinner, more delicate, lacks oil glands, and can […]

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Is Blepharitis Contagious?

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Blepharitis develops unpleasant symptoms, including redness, irritation, and inflammation. But how does blepharitis develop and can you catch it from someone else? While a bacterial infection may cause the condition, blepharitis is not contagious. However, blepharitis shares some signs and symptoms with common contagious eye infections, such as pink eye (viral conjunctivitis), so visiting your […]

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IPL Treatment for Dry Eye vs. Lipiflow

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When you’re struggling with eye irritation from dry eye, intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) and Lipiflow are treatment options that can provide lasting solutions to the symptoms. Both IPL and Lipiflow are noninvasive procedures that use devices to break up blockages in the meibomian glands, allowing your eyes to produce fresh, well-balanced tears to lubricate […]

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What Is Corneal Edema?

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The human eye is a complex and delicate organ, and maintaining its health is crucial for clear vision and overall well-being. The cornea is a transparent, multiple tissue layer found at the front of the eye. It must remain clear at all times for clear vision.  One condition that can significantly affect eye health and […]

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