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Magruder Eye Doctor Saving the World from Blindness, One Set of Eyes at a Time

Common infections like cold sores, chickenpox and shingles may incite a quiet, but serious condition that many Americans do not even know they have — eye inflammation. The ocular condition, medically referred to as uveitis or scleritis depending on which part of the eye is affected, can lead to poor vision or even blindness. Data… Read More


Eye Dilation: Everything You Need to Know

Eye dilation has been practiced for centuries, albeit for very different purposes in the past. In fact, scientists knew how to dilate the pupil because of a beautifying procedure used by women in Renaissance Italy to give them a “doe-eyed” appearance.  We certainly don’t use eye dilation to enhance our features or make ourselves more appealing anymore,… Read More


Contact Lenses 101

There are numerous contact lens options out there on the market, but how do you know which one is right for you? In this article we break down the most common types of contact lenses, and exactly how to pick the best one for you. A Brief History of Contact Lenses People have always tried… Read More


It’s More Common Than You Think: A Look at Corneal Disease Statistics

Out of all emergency department visits recorded, 80% involve corneal abrasion and foreign bodies. That’s a significant number of cases given that eye trauma accounts for three percent of all visits to the emergency department. The cornea is the transparent layer that shields the front of the eye. It is the most likely casualty of eye injury… Read More


How to Decide Between Contacts & Glasses

Nearly 61 percent of the American population wear some kind of corrective vision devices to improve their vision. That’s more than 6 out of every 10 adults. If you know you need corrective lenses, you’re probably trying to decide whether you want glasses or contacts. Which is the better choice? There are advantages and disadvantages to… Read More


Eye Infections: A Guide to Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

One of the most annoying and dangerous conditions individuals face are from the least thought-of source: eye infections. Yet approximately one million Americans visit their eye doctor’s office every year to treat an eye infection.  Left untreated, these infections have serious consequences. With proper attention, however, most are small matters. Have your eyes been itchy? Red?… Read More


You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out! The Most Common Eye Problems & Symptoms They Cause

Does your family have a history of eye disease? If so, then it’s possible that you might experience the same sort of eye issues. It’s best to learn about them now.  You can stay on top of it by visiting a doctor on a regular basis who can diagnosis and give you treatment options. Even… Read More


10 Signs of Corneal Injury

Around 3 percent of all visits to the emergency department in the United States are as a result of eye trauma. And, the vast majority of these visits involve some kind of injury to the cornea.  Corneal injuries can vary greatly in seriousness, from insignificant and minor to those which may even result in permanent loss of vision. Injuries to the cornea are… Read More


Eye Irritation: When to See a Doctor

Is your eye irritation something more serious? Read on to learn when to see a doctor for eye irritation. The human eye is the second most complex organ in the body. If you get something in your eye, it can ruin your whole day. The scratching, burning feeling may distract you from everyday tasks. Eye… Read More


What To Expect With Cataract Surgery: A Brief Walk-Through

Cataracts affect more than 24.4 million Americans aged 40 or older. By age 80, 61% of Hispanic Americans, 53% of black Americans, and 70% of white Americans have cataracts. There’s a good chance you or someone you love will have cataract surgery in their life. Which means you’re going to want to know what to expect with… Read More