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Low Vision Awareness Month: What You Should Know About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Posted On February 12, 2019 / By / Posted in Blog

Low Vision Awareness Month: What You Should Know About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

By Ivan G. Castillo, MD February is Low Vision Awareness Month.  Low vision is a visual impairment that cannot be corrected by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery. Age-related macular degeneration

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Posted On February 5, 2019 / By / Posted in Blog

How Your Heart’s Health Can Affect Your Eyes

February is American Heart Month. Did you know that the same issues that can damage blood vessels in your heart can also harm the tiny blood vessels that supply blood to your

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Posted On January 15, 2019 / By / Posted in Blog

When Should You See a Retina Specialist

Your ophthalmologist or optometrist can monitor your vision, prescribe glasses and contact lenses, and diagnose, treat and prevent a number of eye diseases. However, for some eye conditions, your eye doctor may

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Posted On December 12, 2018 / By / Posted in Blog

What is an Amsler Grid?

An Amsler grid is a tool that can help detect early signs of retinal disease that affect the macula which is the center of vision in the retina. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

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Posted On November 15, 2018 / By / Posted in Blog

How Smoking Can Affect Your Eye Health

Today is the Great American Smokeout. Smoking remains the single largest cause of preventable disease and premature death in the United States. You probably know that smoking increases your risk of developing

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Posted On November 12, 2018 / By / Posted in Blog

Clinical Trials Help Uncover New Sight-Saving Treatment Options

At Texas Retina Associates, our physicians are committed to continually improving care for our patients, and a big part of that involves conducting ongoing research of potential new sight-saving retina treatments. Clinical

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Posted On October 29, 2018 / By / Posted in Blog

Which Vitamins Help Your Eyes?

You know that eating a diet low in fat and rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains is important for your overall health. Did you know that the same healthy diet is

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Posted On October 18, 2018 / By / Posted in Blog

What to Expect From an Eye Injection

We know the idea of having an injection in your eye can sound scary, but for many retinal diseases, it is the only way we can deliver potentially sight-saving medicine where it

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Posted On October 13, 2018 / By / Posted in Blog

Eight Healthy Aging Tips to Protect Your Vision

September is Healthy Aging Month. Vision loss is not a normal part of aging. But, as you get older, you are at higher risk of developing certain age-related eye diseases and conditions

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Posted On October 4, 2018 / By / Posted in Blog

Why Regular Eye Exams are Important

You get your annual physical and regular dental check-ups, but do you schedule a routine comprehensive eye exam? You should. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), of the estimated 61

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