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Macular Degeneration Portland OR

What is Macular Degeneration?

Deteriorating vision can be thought of as a part of aging. A large part of that perception is due to the development of cataracts in people over age 60. But that is easily fixable with modern cataract surgery. Unfortunately, the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 60 is macular […]


Glaucoma Portland OR

Glaucoma Explained

When we perform regular eye exams at The Eye Clinic, they include the test where we deliver a puff of air onto the lens of your eye. Not a gust of wind, as you could expect when windsurfing on the Hood River, but enough so that we can test the eye’s resistance. What does that […]


How Diabetes Affects Your Eyes

Here’s a question. What’s the leading cause of blindness in the United States? If you said macular degeneration or cataracts you’d be wrong. It’s diabetic retinopathy. In fact, diabetes can lead to a variety of eye conditions. And considering the explosion of diabetes in this country as the population continues the trend toward obesity, that’s […]


Dealing with Dry Eye

Dry eye sounds so innocuous, especially during our Portland winters. After all, indoors can be a desert thanks to forced heat systems. So your eyes are a little dry and itchy. It’s just the dry furnace air, right? Wrong. While the dry eye is a common condition, it needs to be properly diagnosed and treated […]


Want to Know What Makes Up 20/20 Vision?

Back when you were a kid, your mom probably pushed you to eat those overcooked carrots on your plate with some line like this, “You know, Susie eats her carrots and she has 20/20 vision. You think that’s a coincidence?” Carrots are good for vision, namely the vitamin A they provide. Do they give you […]


Replacement Lens Choices for Our Cataract Patients

Cataracts, a clouding of the lenses of the eyes, is a common condition, especially among those over age 60. Statistics show that over 50 percent of Americans 80 and over either have a cataract or have already had surgery to remove the clouded lens and replace it with an intraocular lens (IOL). As surgeons and […]


What Do You Know About Cataracts?

Cataracts are anything but unusual. It’s estimated that 20 million people over age 40 in the U.S. have cataracts. Want more? By the age of 80, over half of Americans either have a cataract or have already had surgery to correct one. At The Eye Clinic, we diagnose and perform surgery to correct cataracts. Our […]


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