Tag: eye surgery

Is it Time to Consider Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts are the leading cause of reversible vision loss as we age. According to Prevent Blindness America, more than half of all Americans have them or have had surgery for them by the time they reach 80. The condition causes vision to become progressively clouded; a process that happens so

Correct Uneven Vision and Reduce Risk of Falls and Injuries

Changes in eye prescriptions are not the only vision issue adults face as they age. A new study in Optometry and Vision Science reports that older adults show a high rate of anisometropia, or unequal vision, which can be a leading contributor to disabling falls.

In the study, researchers analyzed vision

Catch Glaucoma Before Symptoms Show to Slow Disease Progression

Glaucoma is an eye disease in which elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) causes damage to the optic nerve, resulting in impaired vision. Glaucoma accounts for as much as 12 percent of all cases of blindness in the U.S., and it is the leading cause of blindness among African Americans, according to

Eye Infections: Symptoms and Treatment

Eye Infections: Symptoms and Treatment

Eye infections occur in different parts of the eye and can affect one eye or both. Bacteria, fungi, or viruses are the most common sources. They can originate from exposure to chemical, fumes, or smoke. Allergies also can cause infection as can an injury that may have caused the eye

Early Diagnosis, Treatment Can Limit Vision Loss from Glaucoma

As many as four million Americans have glaucoma, a disease that can lead to blindness if untreated—but half of them don’t know they have it, since there are rarely any warning signs. The good news is that glaucoma can be detected during a routine eye exam.

“By definition, glaucoma is caused

A New Look at Improving Vision

In the past, LASIK was the go-to procedure to eliminate the need for glasses. “While LASIK continues to be the procedure of choice for younger people, lens replacement surgery (LRS) using laser technology may make the most sense for older adults,” says Rex Hamilton, MD, medical director of the UCLA

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