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May 31, 2017

Glaucoma is an age-related vision condition that results in damage to your eye's optic nerve. This damage is typically caused by an increase in pressure inside your eye. As this pressure continues to become greater, it can eventually result in irreversible damage.

Loveland glaucoma treatment

Glaucoma affects your vision gradually, and at first you may not notice any symptoms at all. In the early stages of the condition, you may begin to notice a slight...

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May 26, 2017

Fort Collins cataract surgery - Kirk Eye CenterOver time, your eyes may undergo certain changes as part of the aging process which can result in age-related vision conditions. Cataracts are one of the most common age-related vision issues impacting people over 60 and if left untreated, they can potentially result in blindness.

Your eye's lens is typically clear. When cataracts develop, they cause your lens to become cloudy. As the number of cataracts in your eye's lens increase...

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May 22, 2017

Premium IOLs for Cataract Surgery - LovelandWhen you undergo cataract surgery, your eye’s natural lens is removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). As a result of this process, you exchange a cloudy lens causing deteriorating vision with a clear lens that can restore sharp vision.

Intraocular lenses have been used as part of cataract surgery since the 1980s. Initially, all IOLs were monofocal, providing...

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May 17, 2017

cataract surgery Northern ColoradoCataract surgery is a safe and effective way to restore clear, sharp vision if you’ve developed cataracts. One of the most common questions Dr. Kirk hears from patients during a consultation involves the recovery process. Fortunately, recovery after cataract surgery is fairly straightforward, and you’ll be able to resume most normal activities shortly after your procedure.

Dr. Kirk will monitor you for...

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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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