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Cataract Awareness Month 2022: Breakthrough Research & Findings

June 1 marks the first day of Cataract Awareness Month, a month when we celebrate sight, science and hope. The month was officially named in 2020 by Prevent Blindness to educate the public on symptoms, types of cataracts, cataract surgery and more. About 42% of all blindness cases worldwide are caused by cataracts. Closer to… Read More


National Donate Life Month: Corneal Tissue Transplants

April is National Donate Life Month, encouraging Americans to register to be organ, eye and tissue donors. While whole eye transplants are not currently possible, it is possible to donate corneal tissue to help restore the vision of those in need.  A corneal tissue transplant, or keratoplasty, is a procedure that helps restore the eyesight… Read More


“Glasses Fix Everything” & Other Eye Health Myths

You have likely heard many myths about what is good and bad for your eyes and vision. When it comes to your eye health, it’s important to know and understand the facts. Bianca Kizy, M.D., a comprehensive ophthalmologist at Ophthalmic Specialists of Michigan, educates patients on the realities of preserving their eyesight by addressing 5… Read More


Age-Related Macular Degeneration & Low Vision Awareness Month

Low vision affects millions of Americans, especially older adults. During the month of February, we observe Low Vision Month to create awareness of the difficulties of living with vision impairments, like age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and the rehabilitation services available to help. What is macular degeneration? Macular degeneration is the deterioration of the central portion… Read More


Eye-Doctor Approved Holiday Gifts

December is Safe Toy and Gifts Month, and as the holidays approach, it’s important to keep safety in mind when purchasing gifts for your loved ones, especially children. In 2018, over 225,000 children were hospitalized due to toy-related injuries, many of which included lacerations, corneal abrasions and ocular hyphema (blood in the eye). Eyes are… Read More


Chalazion – An Eyelid Cyst

A chalazion is a condition that appears when an oil gland in the eyelid becomes blocked. A cyst will form that is a relatively painless lump usually found in the upper or lower eyelid as well as one or both eyes.  Patients usually notice the cyst developing gradually over the course of a few weeks…. Read More


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June – Fireworks Eye Safety Month

Every year Americans spend millions on consumer fireworks which cause more than 9,000 injuries per year.  With Independence Day just around the corner, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding everyone that fireworks can be dangerous and have the ability to cause very serious eye injuries. Always Remain Behind Safety Barriers If you are attending… Read More


MAY is Healthy Vision Month!

The National Eye Institute (NEI) created Healthy Vision Month 15 years ago. Their goal was to spread awareness of eye illnesses while encouraging everyone to protect their vision with good habits. What can you do to help NEI reach its goal this May? Protect your eyes from the sun: We often spend time under the… Read More