Patient Resources/Education

Why Is Dry Eye So Difficult to Treat?

By Reena Mukamal Reviewed By Christopher E Starr MD Sep. 15, 2021 Many people living with dry eye feel misunderstood and unsatisfied with their treatment, according to a new survey. Health Union interviewed 415 Americans with chronic dry eye about their experience managing the condition. Here’s what the survey found, and what ophthalmologists say could…
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COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

Thanks to the WA State Department of Health for this great COVID-19 vaccine FAQ page! Click HERE for COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions from the WA State DOH  
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Casual Wine Drinkers Less Likely to Get Cataracts

From The American Academy of Ophthalmology Written By: Vered Hazanchuk Mar. 31, 2021 ————————————————————————— A glass of wine a day may keep the doctor away, according to a new study from Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and University College London. The study was published in Ophthalmology and showed people who drank low to moderate amounts of…
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Eye Exams: Detecting the Signs We Can’t See

As adults age, many will develop eye diseases that could become debilitating if not treated in time. But people can protect themselves by having eye exams that can spot early and often hidden signs of eye disease. Find out how the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that you care for your eyes. Learn more at…
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Eye Health Screening Apps May Signal Need for Eye Exam

Written By: Reena Mukamal Reviewed By: J Kevin McKinney MD Feb. 17, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic caused a surge in telemedicine appointments — and some patients skipped eye care visits altogether. In-person appointments are now safe, thanks to strict hygiene and disinfection procedures that protect patients from the coronavirus. But many people are still avoiding…
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Coronavirus and Your Macular Degeneration Care

Coronavirus and Your Macular Degeneration Care Leer en Español: Coronavirus y el cuidado de su degeneración macular Reviewed By: Johanna M Seddon MD, Rahul Khurana, MD Jan. 07, 2021 If you have macular degeneration, you may feel worried about catching the coronavirus or maintaining your eye care during the pandemic. Experts at the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Macular Degeneration…
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Introducing ‘Care Connect Washington’ – A new way to get COVID-19 relief

News Release For immediate release: December 9, 2020    (20-239) Media contact: Public Information Desk Public inquiries: State COVID-19 Assistance Hotline, 1-800-525-0127 Introducing ‘Care Connect Washington’ – A new way to get COVID-19 relief OLYMPIA – Today the Washington State Department of Health is announcing a new service to help people who have to isolate or quarantine at home after testing positive for…
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What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

What Is Diabetic Retinopathy? Leer en Español: ¿Qué es la retinopatía diabética? Written By: Kierstan Boyd Reviewed By: Ninel Z Gregori MD Sep. 18, 2020 People with diabetes can have an eye disease called diabetic retinopathy. This is when high blood sugar levels cause damage to blood vessels in the retina. These blood vessels can swell and leak. Or they…
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Coronavirus Guide for Eye Patients from The American Academy of Ophthalmology

Coronavirus Guide for Eye Patients See the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s EyeSmart articles for the latest information about coronavirus and your eyes, advice for patients, and tips for staying healthy at home. Also available in Spanish: Guía de coronavirus para pacientes oftálmicos Patient Information Eye Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic If you are visiting your ophthalmologist’s…
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The Benefits of Fish Oil for Dry Eye

The Benefits of Fish Oil for Dry Eye Leer en Español: ¿Puede el Aceite de Pescado Ayudar a Aliviar el Ojo Seco? Written By: Celia Vimont Reviewed By: Rebecca J Taylor, MD Oct. 15, 2020 Our eyes need a healthy coating of tears. Without this lubrication, our eyes become red, scratchy and irritable. This can lead to…
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