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Replacing Those Cloudy Lenses — Cataract Surgery

There are few issues with our health that are almost universal throughout the population, but two of these occur with our eyes and vision. One is presbyopia, where the lenses in our eyes become less flexible after the age of 40, making it harder and harder to focus on up-close vision such as reading. Presbyopia […]

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How Developed Are Your Cataracts?

The development of cataracts, the eye disease in which the clear lens of the eye becomes cloudy or opaque, is quite common. By the age of 65, over 90 percent of people have a cataract. Half of the people between the ages of 75 and 85 have lost some vision due to a cataract.  Fortunately, […]

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Look to Fish to Help Your Dry Eye

In Pontiac and Michigan in general we’re not strangers to humidity, we don’t usually think of things being dry. But at Wilkinson Eye Center, we have many patients with dry eye, a condition where the eyes aren’t sufficiently lubricated. While we treat dry eye with simple solutions such as artificial tears or more complex options […]

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What Are Those Squiggly Things in My Vision?

You’re over at Port Austin enjoying an expansive view of Lake Huron backed by a clear blue sky. But when you pull your focus off the distant sky, you notice squiggly lines, spots, or cobwebs floating about seemingly in front of your eyes. You’ve seen them before, but in the back of your mind you’ve […]

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Eat Right for Your Eyes

There is one universal truth of every American Mom whether in Pontiac or Fond du Lac. There you were pushing your mushy carrots around your plate trying to stall enough to not have to eat them. To which your mom said, “You better eat those carrots, or your eyes will be like Jimmy who needs […]

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Get the Pink Out — Conjunctivitis

If there’s one good thing that has come out of this everlasting virus it’s that kids haven’t been passing pink eye around Pontiac schools. Otherwise, it’s pretty much inevitable that kids in school come across this virus. Pink eye is a common school virus that spreads between students. While pink eye looks pretty bad, it’s […]

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What is Macular Degeneration?

Deteriorating vision can be thought of as a part of aging. A large part of that perception is due to the development of cataracts in people over age 60. But that is easily fixable with modern cataract surgery. Unfortunately, the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 60 is actually […]

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What You Expect from your Eyes After 40

“Life begins at 40.” That’s the old adage. But while more experience may be good for your overall life, your eyes may not be so pleased passing this age milestone. Why? For most people, 40 spells the time when various vision and eye health issues become more prevalent. Fortunately, the discovery of new technologies in […]

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What is a Detached Retina?

If you experience sudden flashes or the appearance of a series of new floaters across your vision, you may have a detached retina. Retinal detachment is an emergency situation where the thin tissue at the back of the eye, the retina, pulls away from the wall. If a detached retina isn’t treated immediately, it can […]

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Resolve to Protect Your Eyes for 2021

The year 2020 initially seemed like a great year for eye care professionals everywhere, 20/20, right? A certain virus walked into the room and spoiled not only the fun of those numbers, but the entire year for everyone on the planet. And it’s not done yet. But at least there’s an end in sight, pardon […]

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