Eye to Eye articles

Read the latest articles that Dr. Jeff Miller has written for his column, “Eye to Eye” published in the Stillwater Newspress.

What is Ocular Hypertension? 

Ocular hypertension is a term used to describe an increase in eye pressure that is above the normal healthy range.  Normal healthy eye pressure typically ranges from 10-21.   Patients diagnosed as “ocular hypertensives” have eye pressure over 21 however, have no...

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Are School Vision Screenings Enough?

Vision screening programs were designed to help identify children who have eye or vision problems that could impair their ability to develop and learn normally. Visual clues are key to how children learn and function.  Vision problems that go uncorrected can affect...

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Vision Problems in Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological condition that was first described in 1817 by Dr. James Parkinson. The London doctor first reported the symptoms calling the condition the “shaking palsy”. It is mostly characterized by problems with body movements...

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Back to School Eye Exams

Vision screenings are an important service provided by most schools and without question provide benefits.  It is important to recognize however, that studies have demonstrated screenings are not as effective as comprehensive eye exams.  In fact, The National...

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Vision and Eye Health After 40

If you are over 40 years of age, you've probably noticed changes in your vision. Difficulty seeing clearly for reading and close work is among the most common problems adults develop between ages 41 to 60. However, this is also the time when other changes in your eyes...

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Thyroid Eye Disease

Do your eyes ever ache, become red and irritated or maybe overly sensitive?  Do you ever have a sensation of pressure in or behind your eyes?  A first thought might be dry eyes or a sinus infection however, if you’re a middle aged female it could be Thyroid Eye...

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The Optomap Retinal Exam

For centuries the art of medicine has been dominated by breaks, bumps, bruises or other symptoms felt by the patient or discovered by the physician.  Over time, clinical findings have been enhanced by increasingly sophisticated technology like the microscope, the...

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The History of Cataract Surgery  

Cataracts have been a medical problem throughout history.  In early times, strange concoctions and eye drops were used to treat cataracts until physicians in ancient Babylon and India began surgical treatment.  Their highly primitive method, known as couching,...

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The Hazards of Looking Good

Magazines, newspapers and TV smother us with images of the ideal look.  In fact, the average American woman spends 12K a year to look good!  This figure may seem high however, consider what you spend a year on all beauty and grooming products, hair and nail...

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The Eyes in Police Work

The eyes reveal more than just the soul, particularly in police work.  Often referred to as “the mirror of the soul”, your eyes can tell if you are lying or if you’ve been drinking or taking drugs.   In addition, recent research shows your eyes can tell much about...

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