Vision Disorders

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Astigmatism is a vision condition that causes blurred vision due either to the irregular shape of the cornea, the clear front cover of the eye, or sometimes the curvature of the lens inside the eye. An irregular shaped cornea or lens prevents light from focusing properly on the retina, the light-sensitive surface at the back […]

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Pterygiums

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Pterygium (pronounced “tur-RIDGE-ium”) is a benign thickening, an abnormal growth of tissue on the outer coating (conjunctiva) of the eye that grows onto the cornea. As a pterygium grows, it may become red and irritated. Eventually, it may cause visual disturbances by disrupting the normally smooth surface of the cornea. In severe cases, a pterygium can […]

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Red Eyes

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Red eyes are caused by enlarged, dilated blood vessels, leading to the appearance of redness on the surface of the eye. Considerations There are many possible causes of a red eye or eyes. Some are cause for concern; some are medical emergencies. Others are of no consequence or concern at all. The degree of redness […]

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Glaucoma

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Fort Worth Glaucoma Treatment What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a form of damage to the optic nerve in the back of the eye. The optic nerve connects your eye to your brain and transmits the information we need to be able to see. The damage can be caused by excessive pressure inside your eye (intraocular […]

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Retina

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The Retina is a subspecialty of ophthalmology concerned with disorders of the back of the eye, many of which may have very serious visual consequences if left untreated. Some of the more common disorders a retina specialist will treat are Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD), Diabetic Eye disease, retinal detachments, and vascular disease of the retina. At […]

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Pediatric Ophthalmology

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Meet Our Pediatric Ophthalmology Specialist Ophthalmology Associates for Kids is dedicated to the treatment of pediatric eye diseases in infants, children, and adolescents. We treat patients referred to us for a variety of eye disorders including: Pre-septal and Orbital Cellulitis Conjunctivitis Corneal Abrasions and Erosions Retinoblastoma Retinal Disease Glaucoma Cataracts Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction (Blocked Tear […]

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Uveitis

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“Uveitis” is a broad term that is used to describe inflammation affecting the eyes. Uveitis can be acute, occurring in symptomatic flare-ups with periods of relative calm in between. It can also be chronic, causing inflammation over time without any obvious symptoms. Uveitis can be classified by the different parts of the eye that are […]

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Cornea and External Diseases

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Fort Worth Cornea & External Disease Treatments Meet Our Cornea Specialist Ophthalmology Associates is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Sandy Iyer to our lists of highly specialized eye care professionals. Dr. Iyer’s field of expertise, Cornea and External Diseases and Cataracts, has broadened the eye care services we now offer at Ophthalmology Associates […]

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Oculoplastic and Orbital surgery

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Fort Worth Oculoplastic Surgeon Dr. Katie Finnerty returned to Ophthalmology Associates in January 2021. In addition to general ophthalmology she also holds an oculoplastic fellowship and specializes in plastic surgery, both cosmetic and non-cosmetic to correct and or enhance the bone structures of the orbits, mid face, forehead and eyelids. Dr. Finnerty’s services include many […]

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Dry Eyes

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What is Dry Eye? Normally, the eye constantly bathes itself in tears. By producing tears at a slow and steady rate, the eye stays moist and comfortable. Sometimes people don’t produce the right quality or quantity of tears to keep their eyes healthy and comfortable. This condition is known as dry eye. Symptoms of Dry […]

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