Can Glaucoma Be Stopped

While there is currently no cure for glaucoma, a treatment plan and regular checkups can help to slow the progression of glaucoma, as well as preventing vision loss. Glaucoma develops as the result of increased pressure within the eye that causes a slow progression of… Read More

How Do You Stop Pterygium From Growing?

Living in a sunny climate can be an ideal choice for living and working for some people but it can also expose you to greater and longer levels of ultraviolet rays. Most people know that wearing sun protection in the form of UV protection sunglasses… Read More

Are Cataracts Common?

Most cataracts are related to natural aging. Therefore, if you live long enough, you will likely develop cataracts. More than half of all Americans aged 80 or older have cataracts or have had cataract surgery so cataracts are common specifically among the older population.  Cataracts… Read More

What Is A Stage 3 Cataract?

Cataracts are a super common eye condition. In fact, more than half of all Americans aged 80 or older have cataracts or have had cataract surgery. Cataracts typically develop after age 55 but can also affect younger patients so the odds are in favor of… Read More

How Quickly Does Geographic Atrophy Progress?

Geographic atrophy is a chronic progressive degeneration of the macula where the cells in the retina waste away and die (atrophy). The regions of the retina that begin to atrophy resemble a map to your ophthalmologist which presumably describes the term geographic atrophy. This condition… Read More

How Are Visual Acuity Tests Done?

By undergoing a comprehensive eye exam at Pendleton Eye, you are proactively playing a role in the preventative care of your eye health and vision clarity There are many vision problems and eye diseases that do not present with obvious symptoms until either the issue… Read More

How Do Cataracts Start?

Cataracts usually develop simply due to natural aging, most common in people aged 60 or older. More than half of Americans aged 80 or older have cataracts or have had cataract removal surgery. Cataracts are a slow, progressive development over many years eventually causing blurry… Read More

Will Cataracts Return After Surgery?

After successful cataract surgery, cataracts will not return. There is a condition known as secondary cataracts that is often confused with the return of cataracts after surgery, but they are not the same. To better understand the difference, it is important to know what cataracts… Read More

What Does Vision Look Like with Glaucoma?

Routine eye examinations are essential to help detect eye disease such as cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma. As the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, glaucoma affects more than 3 million Americans. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that causes damage to the optic… Read More

Are Floaters in Your Vision Serious?

Eye floaters are mostly caused by changes in the vitreous of the eye brought on by age. Tiny fibers in the jelly-like substance inside the eyes tend to clump causing shadows on the retina. When this happens, eye floaters are noticeable in vision. Eye floaters… Read More