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


Magruder Eye Institute Founder Passes Away

  G. Brock Magruder, M.D., Ret. 1931- 2019   It is with great sadness that the staff and many friends of Magruder Eye Institute announce that our founder, G. Brock Magruder, M.D., Ret., passed away January 8 in Lake Mary, Florida at the age of 87. He is survived by his loving wife Polly, his… Read More


A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Oculoplastics

“You look 10 years younger! What’s your secret?” We don’t often those kinds of compliments, even after a great night’s sleep. But more and more, people are turning to Oculoplastic surgery as a way to turn back the clock on their appearance.  And for others, Oculoplastics is a necessity to help them with a medical… 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


Degenerative Myopia: What Is It, and What Can You Do About It

It can be scary for one to have degenerative myopia, and even worse when you don’t really know what it is. Read this article so you can get informed. Prevalence of myopia has been on the rise since studies noticed a trend in the early 1970s. In Americans, studies project that 50% will have myopia… 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