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Retinopathy of Prematurity -test

By |2021-07-19T10:31:47-05:00July 19th, 2021|

Retinopathy of Prematurity What is Retinopathy of Prematurity? Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) is a developmental disease of the eye that affects premature infants. When a baby is born, the retinal blood vessels have not completed their development. In patients with ROP, the blood vessels stop growing and new, abnormal blood vessels grow [...]

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Sports Eye Injuries -test

By |2021-07-19T10:28:57-05:00July 19th, 2021|

Sports Eye Injuries (Espanol-click) Sports and recreational activities cause more than 40,000 eye injuries each year, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology – and most of these accidents are preventable. Indeed, Prevent Blindness America reports that 90% of sports-related eye injuries can be prevented. Basketball and baseball cause [...]

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Retinititis Pigmentosa -test

By |2021-07-19T10:25:15-05:00July 19th, 2021|

Retinitis Pigmentosa More than 100,000 Americans are affected with one of a group of progressive night-blinding disorders collectively known as retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Night blindness refers to difficulty seeing in the dark; it is the initial symptom of RP and usually occurs within the first two decades of life. Within the third [...]

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Presbyopia: Why Bifocals? -test

By |2021-08-15T12:27:41-05:00July 19th, 2021|

Presbyopia, Why Bifocals? (Espanol-click) It happens to almost everyone at middle age. You begin to hold the newspaper farther away to read. Fine objects close to you look blurred. This is Presbyopia. What is Presbyopia? Presbyopia means "age of sight." It is not the same thing as farsightedness. It is [...]

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Optic Neuritis -test

By |2021-07-19T10:17:40-05:00July 19th, 2021|

 Optic Neuritis The optic nerve is an extension of the brain that connects the retina of the eye to the brain. The retina contains photoreceptors, cells that are activated by light and that connect to other retinal cells called ganglion cells. These, in turn, send long projections called axons into the brain. [...]

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Ocular Herpes Simplex -test

By |2021-07-19T10:13:58-05:00July 19th, 2021|

Ocular Herpes Simplex Herpes simplex virus is a common virus affecting humans. It is perhaps best known as the cause of cold sores, the facial blisters that sometimes occur following a cold or fever. The name herpes comes from the Greek word meaning "to creep", as cold sores sometimes appear to creep [...]

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New Eye Care Instruments -test

By |2021-07-19T10:11:50-05:00July 19th, 2021|

New Eye Care Instruments Eye care specialists are in constant pursuit of ways to administer better care to patients. Developing more accurate and efficient diagnostic tools is an important component to this search. The UIC Eye Center prides itself in its constant development and implementation of new eye-care instruments and techniques. This [...]

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Macular Degeneration -test

By |2021-07-19T10:05:53-05:00July 19th, 2021|

Macular Degeneration (Espanol - click) Deterioration of vision with advancing age is a phenomenon as old as human civilization. Today the most common cause of severe visual loss among people over 65 is age-related macular degeneration (formerly known as senile macular degeneration). For people 52 to 64 years of age, [...]

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Lyme Disease -test

By |2021-08-15T12:17:52-05:00July 19th, 2021|

Lyme Disease and the Eye (Espanol-click) Lyme disease is a tick-borne disease that often goes unrecognized until it has affected many parts of the body, including the eyes. This section of Eye Facts will describe how early recognition and treatment can prevent visual loss or other severe consequences. Lyme disease [...]

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Low Vision -test

By |2021-08-15T12:09:32-05:00July 19th, 2021|

Low Vision (Espanol - click) Joan Stelmack, OD, MPH Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology Low Vision Rehabilitaion Some people cannot see the things they need to see even though they are not blind. Their problem is low vision. Low vision refers to impaired vision that does not improve through [...]

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