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Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic eye disease is a group of disorders that can cause partial or total loss of vision. These 3 types of eye diseases are usually associated with periods of high blood sugar levels  with high blood pressure a contributing factor. Eye Diseases Associated With Diabetes Diabetic Retinopathy Retinopathy means “disease of the retina”. This particular […]

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Lasik Surgery

Lasik (laser eye surgery) is a type of refractive surgery performed by an Ophthalmologist. It stands for laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis. This form of treatment is well studied and has proven to be an effective treatment option for patients with Myopia, Hyperopia, and Astigmatism. Lasik can be a permanent alternative to eyeglasses and contact lenses, depending […]

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Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Amblyopia is when there is decreased vision in one or both eyes (bilateral amblyopia) and is commonly referred to as lazy eye. This eye condition presents itself in approximately 3% of Canadians. It is possible for amblyopia to occur in adults, though it typically develops in infancy or early childhood. When you are born you […]

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Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)

Strabismus is an eye condition commonly referred to as cross-eyes, typically occurring in early childhood.  Physical trauma to your head or eyes can also cause strabismus.  Patients with this eye condition cannot align both of their eyes to focus on the same object. Strabismus is caused when the six muscles around your eye are not […]

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Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a common eye condition caused by a refractive error of the eye, much like myopia and hyperopia. This eye condition results from your cornea (surface of your eye) or the lens inside the eye being irregularly shaped. When our lens or cornea is a normal shape, it presents as round. Patients with astigmatism […]

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Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

Approximately 25% of Canadians will develop hyperopia in their lifetime.  It is usually referred to as farsightedness and is one of the most common vision problems among Canadians.  Hyperopic patients are able to see distant objects without issue but struggle to focus on objects up close. Hyperopia is a refractive error of the eye, just […]

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Myopia (Nearsightedness)

When objects close to you appear clear and objects far away are blurry, you likely have myopia. Myopia is a refractive error of the eye, and is commonly referred to as nearsightedness.  Approximately 1 in 3 Canadians will develop this eye condition. The way our eye bends (refracts) light determines how we perceive objects near […]

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Presbyopia (Aging Eyes & Vision)

The name Presbyopia is Greek in origin, translating to “old man eye”, though we prefer to call it “ageing eye”.     As we age our ability to focus on near objects gradually declines, resulting in presbyopia. It is a naturally occurring process that will affect every person’s vision in their later years. Both men and […]

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