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Problems with the Retina

The retina is the layer at the back of the eye containing cells that are sensitive to light. These cells receive the light coming into the lens of the eye and nerve impulses then send that information to the brain via the optic nerve. The brain then interprets that information and forms the visual images […]


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Why Are Some People Color-Blind?

So you’re playing a flag football turkey bowl game for Thanksgiving and someone brings red and blue over-jerseys. Either you or someone on your team now has a devil of a time seeing which players are on your team. Their eyes can’t differentiate between red and blue. They have some level of color-blindness. If you […]


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More Fish Oil for Less Dry Eye

Lately in our Eye Clinic blog we’ve been talking about the potential for fish oil for treating dry eye. Since most of us are pretty fish-loving here in Portland, we thought maybe we have one more blog about fish oil and dry eye. We’ll even include how much you may want to take. Remind me […]


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If You’re Over 40, Chances are You Have Presbyopia

With age may comes certain perks — wisdom, experience, discounts on some stuff. But with it comes an assortment of unwanted issues with your body: wrinkles, joint pain, age spots, even cataracts. And, for most people when they pass the big 40th birthday, usually presbyopia. Presbyopia is a natural consequence of the aging of your eyes. […]


Questions About Contact Lenses

Contact lenses have come a long way. They may seem like a relatively modern thing, but they’ve actually been around a long time. They just weren’t very comfortable. Since we provide our Portland patients with many pairs of contact lenses, here’s some background and answers to a couple of questions we often hear. In the […]


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More About Fish Oil and Dry Eye

We love our salmon (and its prevalent omega-3 fatty acids) here in the Pacific Northwest. That goes for our eyes, too! For the past couple blogs, we’ve been discussing dry eye and the possibility of treating or alleviating its symptoms with fish oil or flaxseed oil. Last month we wrote that fish oil appeared to […]


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Fish Oil or Flaxseed Oil for Dry Eye?

If you saw last month’s blog, we talked about dry eye, the condition where your eyes either produce tears of poor quality that evaporate too quickly or simply don’t produce enough tears to keep the eyes lubricated. One of the emerging treatments for dry eye is fish oil.   We’ve also had our Portland patients […]


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Look to Fish to Help Your Dry Eye

In Portland, with our damp winters and green surroundings, we don’t usually think of things being dry. But at The Eye Clinic, we have many patients with dry eye, a condition where the eyes aren’t sufficiently lubricated. While we treat dry eye with simple solutions such as artificial tears or more complex options such as […]


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Information About Glaucoma

Regular eye exams are important. Maybe not so much to find that your eyes went from 20/25 to 20/30 in their refractive errors, but more for the unseen conditions that can be slowly damaging your vision. Glaucoma is the big dog of these. We can diagnose glaucoma at The Eye Clinic before it begins to […]


Clearing Your Cloudy Vision

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness across the globe. This vision condition where the lens of the eye becomes cloudy due to a build up of proteins over time affects over 22 million people over the age of 40 in the U.S. alone. With the increasing age of our population, this number is continuing […]


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