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Dry Eye

Dry eye is a common condition that affects millions of Canadians every year. In Alberta, our arid climate and high amounts of farmland and prairie exacerbate dry eye risk factors and make it a bit more common here than it other areas of the country. Most Canadians will experience dry eye first-hand at some point […]

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(AMD) Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is also often referred to as simply macular degeneration (these two terms are used interchangeably). It is exactly as its name suggests: a gradual degradation of the macula. It is a serious, vision-threatening disease that currently has no cure. Age-Related Macular Degeneration Causes The primary cause of AMD is age, though […]

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Cataracts, once considered a “prescription for blindness”, are an inevitable condition for most people. Increasing in frequency with age, eventually everyone will develop cataracts of some degree. They are the leading cause of vision loss among people age 40 and older. In fact, according to Prevent Blindness America, cataracts are more common than glaucoma, macular […]

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More commonly referred to colloquially as “pink eye” or “red eye”, conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the eye’s conjunctiva (white part surrounding the pupil). There are many causes of conjunctivitis, with treatment and management options differing depending on the cause (explained below). If you have conjunctivitis, you may be contagious. We recommend seeking a diagnosis […]

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Glaucoma is perhaps the most well known of all vision-threatening eye diseases. The subject of many national awareness campaigns, charitable initiatives, and research, glaucoma is a serious eye disease that demands your respect. Sometimes called “the silent thief of sight” or “sight’s sneaky thief”, glaucoma has earned its reputation due to the slow and irreversible […]

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