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What is blepharitis?

Blepharitis is a medical condition that causes the eyelids to become inflamed. The inflammation can occur at the base of the eyelashes (where they meet the eyelid) or on the inner part of the eyelid. Blepharitis can affect people of all ages, but it is most common in adults. What are the symptoms of blepharitis? …

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What is the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist?

At the Longwood Eye & LASIK Center of Gardner, Springfield, Greenfield, and Fitchburg, MA, we have two types of providers that can help you with your eye and vision health, including optometrists and ophthalmologists. But many patients considering an examination will often ask about the differences between these two types of doctors. Continue reading to …

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Are flashes and floaters bad for my vision health?

At the Longwood Eye & LASIK Center of Massachusetts, our ophthalmologists routinely work with patients who come in with concerns such as flashes and floaters. We are experienced providers who can assess a patient’s current situation and provide treatment when needed to alleviate these issues whenever possible. What are flashes and floaters? Flashes are brief, …

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