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The Link Between Diabetes and Your Vision

Protecting your eyes from ultraviolet light, particles that can damage the surface of the lens, and other external factors are essential to maintaining your vision. While there are many external things that can negatively impact your vision, one of the most common causes of vision loss in adults is caused from within the body. A […]


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When To See A Doctor About Macular Degeneration

Age-related conditions can affect every part of our bodies and can begin to appear much early than many expect. While many of these conditions can be easily treated and revered, early detection and treatment are essential for many others to prevent serious complications in the future. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is one of these conditions. […]


What Is Recovery from Corneal Transplant Surgery Like?

A healthy eye is essential for having clear vision. As important as each part of the eye is to keep that clear vision, many are very delicate and can easily be damaged by disease, genetic degeneration, or injury. Perhaps none is more important to clear vision than the cornea. The cornea is the clear covering […]


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How Regular Eye Exams May Save Your Vision

Just like routine and regular check-ups at the dentist’s office can help keep your mouth and teeth healthy, regular eye exams are essential to catching conditions of the eye early. For some eye conditions, catching them during exams is the only way to treat them and keep your vision. When symptoms get to the point […]


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How Does Diabetes Affect Your Eyes?

Diabetes can damage your eyes and cause vision loss and blindness. When blood sugar levels are high, it can cause the blood vessels in the retina (the back part of the eye) to leak. This can lead to vision problems, such as blurred vision or difficulty seeing at night. Over time, diabetes can also damage […]


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How Long Does It Take To Recover From Cataract Surgery

Our eyes go through a lot of change as we age. Usually, vision issues begin to creep up as people grow older. One of the most common vision issues associated with aging is cataracts. Despite being so common, with an estimated 30 million people having cataracts, there is no cure or a way to stop […]


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Is Cloudiness Normal After Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure normally done to help improve your vision. The procedure entails removing your eye’s lens and replacing it with an artificial lens (intraocular). Most patients report having better vision after cataract surgery. If you recently had cataract surgery, you might find it strange that your vision is blurry. The Eye […]


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Summertime Chronic Dry Eye Relief

Summertime days and nights can cause occasional dry eye symptoms to flare up – even in environmentally moist Portland, OR. When your dry eye is persistent, it should be addressed by a medical professional to rule out a serious internal condition. Natural tear production requires an internal chemical balance to efficiently lubricate the eyes. Symptoms […]


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What to Expect From Your Upcoming Cataract Surgery

Now that your vision has become clouded and impaired, it’s time for cataract surgery. There is no need to be worried or stressed out about your upcoming procedure. The combined training and experience of our cataract surgeons at The Eye Clinic will give you confidence that the outpatient procedure goes smoothly – quick and pain-free. […]


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How can having diabetes affect your eyes?

Patients who have diabetes need to keep their blood sugars in check in order to avoid damage to their organs, and this includes damage to the eyes and vision loss. Here is what you should know about diabetic eye disease and what you can do to prevent or reduce the effects on your eyes. Diabetic […]



Regarding COVID-19

For your safety and that of our community, please note the changes to the hospital and clinic.

  • If you are not well or have been sick in the past week, please call so we can triage any ocular symptoms and reschedule your appt.
  • Please arrive no more than 10 mins before your appt. If you arrive early, you may be asked to wait in your car, as we have limited waiting area seating.
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