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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a condition where diabetes causes damage to the retina. It is the leading cause of blindness among American adults. Sadly, many instances of vision loss from diabetic retinopathy could have been prevented with appropriate treatment and regular eye exams. Once damage has occurred, it is not possible to regain lost vision. Light-sensitive tissue...
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Your Infant’s Eye Development

Parents are always curious about their developing children. At Peninsula Vision Care, we’re happy to explain infant eye development, and to let parents know not only what to expect, but when they should bring their child in for an exam, and why this is important. Birth to 4 Months After being born, babies are suddenly...
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Eye Floaters, Flashers, and Spots

Dr. Filar often gets asked about small specs that appear to float through someone’s field of vision. Even very young people may notice on occasion a spot that appears when they look at a light, plain surface. The good news is that there is usually no reason to be alarmed! Eye floaters are simply how we...
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Eating Well for Eye Health

Everyone wants to know how eating can affect the ways our bodies function. The good news is that you can easily eat right for your vision! Antioxidants Many foods contain antioxidants. Antioxidants literally remove oxidizing agents in living organisms. These oxidizing agents may be potentially damaging to our various systems, so many people believe that...
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