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Diabetic Eye Disease

Many Canadians understand that Diabetes is a disease that prevents the body from making or using insulin. This results in increased levels of sugar in the bloodstream causing high blood sugar. What a lot of people don’t know is that Diabetes can also affect the eye in...

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Eye Floaters & Flashes

Have you ever noticed a spot in your vision? You may be experiencing a floater. Floaters are tiny floating particles in the fluid inside the eye. As they float they move in and out of your vision and are sometimes noticeable. Floaters are more common as you age due to...

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in Canada according to the CNIB. It is a disease that causes damage to the eye’s optic nerve. This damage, which is a fluid build- up and increased pressure on the eye, can lead to gradual vision loss and blindness....

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Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the front surface of the eye and inner eyelid. Conjunctivitis comes in several forms such as an infection, an allergic reaction or chemical reaction. Pink Eye, a common form of Conjunctivitis is caused by a bacteria or virus.  An...

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Cataracts

More than 2.5 million Canadians have cataracts (CNIB). It is one of the main causes of vision loss in Canada. Cataracts develop as the crystalline lens ages and starts to harden and become cloudy and opaque. It is most common in seniors over 60 years of age but can be...

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Lasik Surgery

LASIK is a type of refractive surgery for correcting myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. LASIK is performed by ophthalmologists using a laser and is a viable alternative to wearing corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses for many patients. There are several necessary...

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Presbyopia (Aging Eyes & Vision)

Presbyopia is an age-related eye condition that affects all adults over 45 years old at some point in their lifecycle.  As your eye ages, the crystalline lens inside the eye loses its elasticity and flexibility resulting in less ability to focus on objects close up....

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