Category Archives: Eye Conditions

Macular Degeneration Portland OR

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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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. […]


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What Are Those Squiggly Things in My Vision?

You’re up on Mt. Hood enjoying an expansive view backed by a clear blue sky. But when you pull your focus off the distant sky, you notice squiggly lines, spots, or cobwebs floating about seemingly in front of your eyes. You’ve seen them before, but in the back of your mind you’ve always wondered if […]


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Just Had Your 40th Birthday? Presbyopia is Your Present

So, you just had your 40th birthday. Surely you received the party with the black-frosted cake in the shape of a tombstone, the obligatory box of Depends, and all of the other references to your aging. Truth be told, you’ve probably got longer to go than you’ve lived thus far. But there is one eye condition […]


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