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April 24, 2017

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a vision condition impacting many individuals over the age of 65. It results in a deterioration of the center of your retina, resulting in a loss of central vision. Peripheral vision is not affected by age-related macular degeneration.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration - Fort Collins, CO

As with most vision conditions, early diagnosis and treatment will help prevent serious...

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March 29, 2017

What You Need to Know About Retinal Holes & Tears | WindsorRetinal holes and tears often occur as you age and the tissue begins to thin. Your retina is a layer of tissue located inside the back of your eye, which lines the area close to your optic nerve. Your vision relies heavily on your retina, as it’s responsible for transforming light into neural signals, which are sent to your brain and made into sharp...

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March 24, 2017

It’s Save Your Vision Month—Schedule an Eye Exam in Loveland Many Americans take their vision for granted until time catches up and they begin to lose their good eyesight with or without glasses and contacts. A majority of men and women will develop presbyopia (near vision loss) after the age of 40, and many will experience cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration or...

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February 08, 2017

Should You Be Tested for Glaucoma? | Fort Collins, LovelandOur eye doctors want you to know why regular eye exams are important for diagnosing glaucoma. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in America, and nearly anyone can develop this eye disease with age. There is no cure for glaucoma, but if it is caught early, it can be managed through eye drops, medications and laser eye surgery....

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December 30, 2016

Treatments for Vision Loss From Macular DegenerationMore than 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with macular degeneration each year, and many of these men and women are over the age of 40. This eye disease causes central vision loss and comes in two forms: wet and dry. Wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most aggressive, which can cause complete vision loss within the span of weeks...

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December 28, 2016

5 Questions to Ask Your Eye Doctor Before Surgery | Ft. CollinsEye surgeries for diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy have given many Americans back their eyesight. While cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective eye surgeries available, it’s still important to be fully prepared. Ask your eye doctor all of your questions to ensure you're ready...

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December 26, 2016

Early Symptoms of Cataracts & How to Recognize ThemMore than 20 million Americans currently have cataracts and an estimated 6 million have already had cataract surgery. This eye disease is very common among those over 40 years old and can lead to blindness if left untreated. Cataracts cause the natural lens of your eye to become cloudy or opaque and prevent light from passing through the lens to your...

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December 22, 2016

How Winter Can Worsen Your Glaucoma | Fort Collins, WindsorThe frigid, dry months of winter raise a variety of health concerns, especially when it comes to arid Colorado. From cracked lips to itchy, flaky skin, the winter season impacts your entire body and this includes the health of your eyes. Dry eye syndrome symptoms worsen in the blistering cold, but other eye diseases such as glaucoma can get worse as well....

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November 18, 2016

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month and our eye doctor in Longmont wants you to know the importance of eye exams to detect diabetic retinopathyDiabetes affects the lives of nearly 30 million Americans and up to 8 million have yet to be diagnosed. November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. There are well-known complications that come with diabetes such as heart disease, nerve damage and stroke, but diabetics are...

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November 11, 2016

If you have trouble with colors, mixing up colors, or misreading traffic signals, you may be color blind and not realize it. While there isn't a cure for color blindness, there are certain ways to help with your color blindness including contact lenses and glasses that help you process color. Please take this quiz to see if color blindness is something you struggle with and then contact our doctors at the Kirk Eye Center for help. We can be reached at (970-744-2566 and are proud to serve clients in Ft. Collins and all of Northern Colorado.

 

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