Human eye facts and a brief history of eye exams

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A brief history of the eye exam The earliest record of eye exams is from ancient Egypt where doctors used a method of diagnosing eye diseases by examining the eye’s reflection in a bowl of water. In the 18th century, Benjamin Franklin invented bifocal lenses, which allowed people to correct both near and far vision.…

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Chronic Inflammation May Cause Your Dry Eye

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Chronic inflammation may likely cause your dry eye. Dry eye is a common condition that affects about 49 million Americans. According to Google Trends internet searches for “dry eye syndrome” doubled between December 2010 to July 2020. Symptoms of Dry Eye If you suffer from dry eyes you have experienced these common symptoms: Stinging, burning,…

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Scleral Buckle for Retinal Detachment

The first scleral buckle surgery to fix a retinal detachment was performed in 1953 and with a few refinements and modifications over the years it remains a reliable and effective way to reattach a detached retina.  Other surgeries to reattach the retina are pneumatic retinopexy, vitrectomy, or a combination of scleral buckling and vitrectomy. Types…

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