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Startling Statistic from AHAF Highlights Importance of Macular Degeneration Evaluations

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 degeneration is a condition characterized by a […]

Why Are People Choosing LASIK? Read This and Find Out

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 reasons for choosing this well-established surgery. Continue […]

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

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 testing is a means of measuring a […]

Chronic Dry Eye Affects 3.2M Americans

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 either an inadequate amount of tears or […]

5 Common Myths of LASIK Surgery

LASIK is often the focus of much media attention. As a result, there are a lot of myths and mistruths surrounding the procedure. In an attempt to clear some of these up, here are a few facts about laser eye surgery. A few common myths about LASIK today: LASIK is a high-risk procedure. As with […]