Startling Statistic from AHAF Highlights Importance of Macular Degeneration Evaluations

Posted on: Dec 19 2011 By: admin The American Health Assistance Foundation, a nonprofit that deals with age-related diseases, is reporting a startling statistic on the prevalence of macular degeneration in America.  The foundation reports that “as many as 11 million people in the United States have some form of age-related macular degeneration.” Essentially, macular …

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Blepharoplasty: The Eyelid Surgery That Could Take Years Off Your Appearance

Posted on: Nov 20 2011 By: admin It’s no secret that our eyes say a lot about us.  So, what are your eyes saying about you?  If you’re one of the thousands of Americans who experience drooping and sagging eyelids, yours may be saying the wrong thing. As we age, the eyelids tend to loosen …

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Why Are People Choosing LASIK? Read This and Find Out

Posted on: Oct 25 2011 By: admin The most obvious goal of LASIK surgery is to improve vision and reduce the need for eyeglasses and contact lenses. The procedure, which uses a laser to reshape the cornea, is used every day to combat the effects of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. However, people also have personal …

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Think Once-A-Year Glaucoma Testing is Enough? Think Again…

Posted on: Sep 21 2011 By: admin Medscape News is reporting on a recent study on the benefits of twice-a-year glaucoma testing over that of once-a-year testing.  According to the report, undergoing visual field testing twice per year is more effective in terms of early detection of glaucoma as well as monitoring disease progression. Field …

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Chronic Dry Eye Affects 3.2M Americans

Posted on: Aug 14 2011 By: admin Chronic dry eye is a common and treatable condition.  Also known as “dry eye syndrome,” this condition is characterized by insufficient tears.  Tears are vitally important to eye health, and their function is twofold: to clean the eye and to lubricate the eye.  Chronic dry eye results from …

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Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome

Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome may sound like it is accompanied by self-explanatory symptoms, but there is more to it than that. There are a variety of different symptoms that can characterize this common eye condition, including: Red eyes Burning or itching around the eyes Blurry vision Feelings of eye sensitivity in bright light Increased dryness …

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What To Expect After Lasik Eye Surgery

The fact that it is called Lasik Eye ‘surgery’ is what leaves many people concerned about what to expect from recovery.  The reality is that Lasik surgery is not a very intensive procedure and recovery is not particularly lengthy. Recovering from Lasik When you undergo Lasik eye surgery, there are a number of things that …

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Vision Changes Due to Diabetes

There are a number of vision conditions that are prevalent in individuals with diabetes. As a result, it is essential that individuals suffering from the disease receive regular check-ups. It is also important that they are familiar with how their condition can impact their eyesight. How the Eyes Change Due to Diabetes If you have …

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