Eye Health & Disease

Sjögren’s Syndrome

For as many as 1 in 10 people with dry eye, their symptoms could be a sign of Sjögren’s syndrome – a chronic, progressive autoimmune disease.  Dry eye and other signs of dryness such as dry mouth are common early symptoms.  Unfortunately, these early symptoms are often overlooked, making it difficult to diagnose Sjögren’s syndrome.…
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Allergies

Because eye allergies are very common, Dr. Archer O.D., Dr. Archer, O.D., Dr. Brujic, O.D., Dr. Heckman, O.D., and Dr. Dietz, O.D. would like to share with you some background information regarding eye allergies. Symptoms of allergies may include red, watery and itchy eyes, a runny or stuffed nose, sneezing, sinus pressure, a sore throat,…
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Blepharitis

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids. Redness, swelling, styes, cysts, and flaky crusts at the eyelid margin characterize it. Symptoms include scratchy, swollen, tender, and irritated eyes. Blepharitis can be caused by various bacteria and be chronic or acute in presentation. People with skin conditions such as rosacea, acne, and eczema are more prone…
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Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the internal lens of the eye that leads to a decrease in vision. As the lens becomes cloudier, vision becomes blurry and distorted. People with cataracts commonly experience difficulty in appreciating colors and changes in contrast, driving, reading, recognizing faces, and coping with glare from bright lights. Common risk…
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