Dry Eye

What is Dry eye? Dry Eye Syndrome is a disorder of the eye’s tear film that causes decreased tear and moisture production. Your eyes may not be producing enough tears, or they may not be producing high-quality tears.  There are two types of dry eye: Evaporative Dry Eye. This is the most common type of dry eye that […]

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Comprehensive Eye Care

What Do You Need to Know about a Comprehensive Eye Exam? Comprehensive eye exams, sometimes called complete eye exams, are a full check-up of your eyes. The Pacific Eye Institute team will test your vision to see if you’d benefit from contacts and eyeglasses, as well as complete an advanced examination of both the inside […]

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Retina

Importance of Retina Eye Exams The retina is an extension of the brain. Much like the brain tissue, the retina cannot regenerate. Diseases of the retina can cause permanent blindness; therefore, having regular eye exams is critical to preserve your vision. Our Inland Empire retina specialists perform retina exams in order to diagnose problems as […]

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LASIK Eye Surgery

What is Blade-free LASIK? During this popular refractive procedure, the cornea of your eye is reshaped so light entering your eyes can land more directly on your retina (the back of your eye). We use the iDesign Refractive Studio technology. Learn more at Inland Eye LASIK. There are two steps of LASIK: 1. Creation of […]

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Oculoplastic Surgery

At Pacific Eye Institute, we have a team of oculoplastic eye surgeons who specialize in all types of procedures that encompass the eyelids, tear ducts, facial orbit and more. Unlike many general plastic or cosmetic surgeons, they have in-depth knowledge of the delicate structures of the eye so they are particularly meticulous in protecting vision […]

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma Risk Factors You are at higher risk for developing glaucoma in the following situations High intraocular pressure (IOP) Family history of glaucoma Abnormal optic nerve anatomy Over the age of 40 African, Hispanic, or Asian descent High myopia (nearsightedness) Even if you don’t have any of these risk factors, you should still have regular […]

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Cornea

The cornea is made up of five separate layers, each with its own important function: Epithelium This is the cornea’s outermost layer. Its primary function is to protect the inner layers from bacteria, dust, and water. It also provides a smooth surface to absorb oxygen and nutrients from tears which are then distributed to the […]

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Cataract

Don’t Live with Cloudy Vision View Video   Types of Cataracts Nuclear cataracts occur in the center of the lens Cortical cataracts occur as wedge-shaped spokes extending from the outside of the lens to the center Subcapsular cataracts occur at the back of the lens Symptoms of Cataracts Blurred or dimmed vision (particularly at night) Cloudy vision Sensitivity […]

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