Floaters – What are They and When are They Serious?

Floaters – What are They and When are They Serious?

What are Floaters?

Have you ever noticed something swimming in your field of vision? It may look like a tiny worm, spot or transparent cobweb. When you try to take a closer look, it disappears, only to reappear as soon as you shift your glance. This is a common, usually normal, phenomenon known as a floater. While floaters may look like a mosquito or a live worm in front of you, they are not actually external objects in the world. In fact, they are particles that exist inside your eyeball. Continue reading

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The Definition of Dry Eye

The Definition of Dry Eye

Eye Issues As We Age

In the world today, there are 1.7 billion people with presbyopia. Presbyopia is the normal condition over age 40 where there is a loss of flexibility of the eye’s natural lens.

The number of people with presbyopia will continue to grow to affect 2.1 billion people in the world by the year 2020. In the United States, presbyopia affects 111 million people today. These numbers continue to grow and will increase to 121 million people in the United States by the year 2020. Like presbyopia, dry eye is more common as we age as well as with other medical conditions such as diabetes and autoimmune disease. Continue reading