What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

As the years go by, preventing center vision loss—or age-related macular degeneration—is as easy as getting an annual comprehensive eye exam. While macular degeneration can cause severely impeded vision, permanent blindness is not a risk. However, simple activities like reading, sewing, or driving can be difficult with center vision loss. February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration…

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Glaucoma and You

A miniscule buildup of blind spots, especially near the nose in the peripheral vision, is one of the first red flags of the debilitating eye disease known as glaucoma. Left untreated, glaucoma can cause blindness and the vision loss that has occurred is permanent. The most common cause of serious eye conditions, glaucoma requires an…

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Safe Toys Gift Guide Approved by Ophthalmologists

Giving toys and gifts at Christmas can be one of the highlights of the season. But not all toys are created equal when it comes to eye safety. This December is safe toys and celebrations month1, prompting us to take a closer look at gift giving. The ophthalmologists at Colorado Ophthalmology Associates of Denver, CO,…

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3 Ways to Prevent Diabetic Eye Disease

Do you suffer from diabetes? At Colorado Ophthalmology Associates of Denver, CO, the month of November is focused on the education and prevention of diabetic eye disease. Diabetes creates a higher risk of vision loss from diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, macular edema, glaucoma, dry eye disease and cataracts.1 Unfortunately, studies show that 60% of…

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October is “Home Eye Safety Month”

Close up portrait of the eyes of a young student using a tablet to study and check his exam marks. Happy after passing them. Almost half of all eye injuries occur at home and most of them are preventable. Protecting your vision starts at home and October is the month1 where the ophthalmologists at Colorado…

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A Look at Sports Commonly Causing Eye Injuries

If you or your child is enrolled in sports this fall, taking a moment to consider sports eye safety to protect against corneal abrasions, retinal tear or detachment, cataract, traumatic iritis and fractured eye socket.1 These traumatic injuries can lead to blindness and, every year, 30,000 athletes suffer from an eye injury.2 A plan of…

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