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Category Archives: Glaucoma

Understanding Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a degenerative condition that, over time, weakens and damages a patient’s ability to see by directly affecting the optic nerve. Often the result of years of pressure building up in the eyes, glaucoma is typically an inherited issue and doesn’t show up until later in life. What causes glaucoma? The pressure that builds […]







Eye Concerns for Aging Adults

It’s no secret that as we grow older, we become increasingly susceptible to a wide array of health problems. The aging process has a particularly strong effect on the eyes, leaving patients vulnerable to conditions like presbyopia, dry eye, age-related macular degeneration, and more. Keep reading to explore some of the most common eye problems […]







Top Treatment Options for Glaucoma

Glaucoma occurs when pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve, often causing vision loss. Some symptoms of the condition include blurred vision, nausea, and eye pain. Common risk factors include age, family history, and any past eye injuries. Glaucoma is diagnosed following a comprehensive exam, as well as an assessment of medical and family […]







Assess Your Risk: Should You Be Thinking About Glaucoma?

When it comes to protecting our eye health, we all know the most obvious signs and symptoms to watch out for – blurriness, halos and other changes in vision.  With glaucoma, however, the condition often doesn’t present any symptoms in its early stages.  Often referred to as a “silent thief of sight,” it’s for this […]







Glaucoma Worsens in Winter, Reports National Post

Sad as it is, Summer is almost at its end.  Soon, we’ll be trading in our swimsuits and sandals for scarves and sweaters.  And, while we typically associate the season with shorter days, changing leaves and cooler weather, researchers are now explaining that the cold months of winter may also have a profound impact on […]







Top 5 Myths of Glaucoma

Most people have heard of glaucoma, but few know the whole story.  In short, glaucoma is an eye condition where the optic nerve becomes damaged, usually as a result of increased pressure in the eye.  This damaging of the optic nerve ultimately causes a gradual but serious loss of vision.  Untreated, the disease often results […]







World Glaucoma Week Warns Against “Silent Thief of Sight”

Often called the “silent thief of sight,” glaucoma remains the leading cause of blindness in the United States.  This March, through a joint venture between the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Association, one week will be devoted to spreading awareness against this serious and common eye disease.  The theme of this year’s […]







Get Checked! ADA Explains the Importance of Eye Exams for Diabetic Patients

The American Diabetes Association (ADA), an advocacy group for diabetes research and awareness, is a leading resource when it comes to diabetes information.  In a recent article, the ADA outlined some important eye care tips for those suffering from this far-too-common condition.  While some of these tips will be obvious to any diabetes patient—keep blood […]







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 […]







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 […]