Macular Degeneration: Symptoms & Signs

Age Related Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a common eye condition that affects the macula, the central part of the retina responsible for sharp, central vision. There are two main types: dry macular degeneration, which progresses slowly and causes a gradual loss of vision, and wet macular degeneration, which progresses rapidly and can cause severe vision loss. At Eye…

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Safely Viewing the Solar Eclipse


Prepare for the mesmerizing display of a solar eclipse on April 8th! As the moon positions itself between the sun and the Earth, creating a celestial alignment, it’s crucial to ensure your vision’s safety during this event. Please note that you MUST use special-purpose solar filters (used in ‘eclipse glasses’) when looking at the eclipse. Regular sunglasses…

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Your Eyes Deserve Comfort by Understanding Dry Eye

Dry Eye

Experiencing blurry vision may bring discomfort. It could be more than just a passing problem – you might have dry eye syndrome. At Eye Care of San Diego, our doctors know how to diagnose and treat dry eye issues. Let’s talk about what dry eye is and how we can help you manage it.  What…

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Who Is Most At Risk of Developing Glaucoma?


Glaucoma is an eye disease that damages the optic nerve, or the nerve that transmits visual signals from the eye to the brain. Nicknamed “The Silent Thief of Sight,” glaucoma often does not cause noticeable symptoms until it has progressed considerably. Because it can advance “silently,” it’s important to be aware of the risk factors for…

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What Can Cause Early Cataracts?


Although most cataracts are classified as age-related and tend to cause problems with a person’s vision after the age of 60, it is certainly possible to develop cataracts at an earlier age. Some people get age-related cataracts in their 40s or 50s. Others develop cataracts even younger because of external factors. Experts have identified some key risk…

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