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Richard Gans, MD

Richard E Gans, M.D., FACS joined the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute in 2004. He is an accomplished surgeon and a comprehensive ophthalmologist.

8 Smart Hygiene Habits for Contact Lens Wearers

Everyone can get an eye infection, but they can be more severe for people who wear contact lenses. Eye infections are not just uncomfortable annoyances, however. Left untreated, some types of eye infections can damage the eye very quickly.

What to do When Medications Affect Your Vision

As you fill a new prescription, you might not think of the impact it could have on your eyes. Yet some prescription drugs and even a few over-the-counter remedies can have serious visual side effects.

Can Cataract Surgery Free You From Glasses?

If you have cataracts, they cloud your vision. But if they progress to the point where you need surgery, here is some clarity: Recent advances may help you not only see better, but also stop wearing glasses. Cataracts occur when the lens of the eye gets cloudy over time. As the cataract gets cloudy, your … Read More

Simple Tips to Protect Your Eyes From Fireworks

Fireworks displays on the Fourth of July are as American as apple pie and baseball. But to view or use fireworks safely, there are a number of things to keep in mind. Whether you’re grabbing a blanket and heading off to see a professional display, or living in a state where it’s legal to purchase … Read More

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Should You Take Vitamins for Eye Health?

There’s no question that vitamin deficiencies can cause eye problems. But do you need vitamins or supplements as a result? That’s an important question. If your diet is missing the key vitamins or nutrients you need on a day-to-day basis — or you have a diagnosed deficiency that increases your disease risk — your doctor … Read More

To Save Your Vision, Doctors Look Deep Into Your Eyes

If you want to see inside a room, do you peek through the keyhole or open the door? You open the door, of course, to get a full view of what’s inside. When it comes to your eye, think of your pupil as the door. When doctors need a full view of what’s inside, they … Read More

Is This Why You Can’t See at Night?

The lack of daylight in the evening can limit some people’s ability to see and get around. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Night blindness (nyctalopia), the inability to see well at night or in poor light, is not a disease. It’s a symptom of an underlying condition. In most cases, it’s treatable; … Read More