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Visual Field Testing

Posted on Friday December 30, 2022 inGlaucoma

Authored By Kristin Bretz, MD Humphrey visual field (HVF) testing is an important tool to measure the degrees of functional vision for a patient. It helps to diagnose and follow glaucoma progression, find patterns of visual field loss to pinpoint anatomic lesions with masses or strokes, assess for optic nerve compression with thyroid eye disease, assess…

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The Eye Institute of Utah Welcomes Dr. Kristin Chapman

Posted on Thursday October 4, 2018 inGet to Know Our Doctors, Glaucoma, Latest News

We are proud to welcome Dr. Kristin Chapman, Glaucoma Specialist and Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, to our team at The Eye Institute of Utah! Dr. Chapman is a board-certified surgeon with specialized training in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), glaucoma management, and ocular surface disease. Dr. Chapman received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Pepperdine…

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Glaucoma Awareness Month: Am I at Risk?

Posted on Friday January 13, 2017 inGlaucoma, Latest News

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, and our eye doctors want to remind individuals about the importance of regular eye exams for maintaining good vision. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, glaucoma is the cause of approximately 9-12% of all cases of blindness in the United States. However, most men and women living with glaucoma…

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What Can I do to Treat Dry Eye

Posted on Wednesday November 16, 2016 inDry Eye, Glaucoma, Latest News

The first step to finding the best treatment for eye irritations such as redness, burning, or light sensitivity is to undergo a dry eye examination to confirm a proper diagnosis. Once your eye doctor has verified that dry eye is the cause of your symptoms, he or she can tell you more specifically what is…

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Is it Seasonal Allergies or Dry Eye?

Posted on Wednesday November 2, 2016 inDry Eye, Glaucoma, Latest News

Most of us have experienced scratchiness, irritation, or a burning sensation in our eyes. Since dry eye syndrome and seasonal allergies are two of the most common conditions that can affect our eyes, it may be difficult to distinguish between them. In addition, both conditions may affect the eyes simultaneously, compounding the symptoms. Fortunately, at…

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5 Important Facts About Glaucoma that Could Save Your Vision

Posted on Tuesday January 13, 2015 inGlaucoma, Latest News

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the U.S., affecting around 3 million Americans. In order to maintain healthy vision, the eye must properly regulate pressure in the eye by draining excess fluid. Glaucoma occurs when the eye can not sufficiently drain aqueous fluid, causing increased pressure in the eye and irreversible damage to…

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National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Posted on Tuesday January 15, 2013 inGlaucoma, Latest News

January marks the time of year when people are working to keep their New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you want to lose weight, save money, eat healthier or quit smoking. One resolution you should consider is visiting your doctor more, specifically your eye doctor. Yearly eye exams can save your sight and even your life as…

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