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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 […]

Vast Majority of LASIK Patients Satisfied, Reports ESEC

LASIK, which stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, has become one of the most popular vision correction surgeries in the world, with thousands of procedures performed every year.  The numbers, however, don’t paint the whole picture.  A surgery’s true measure of success is how many patients are satisfied with their results!  The Eye Surgery Education […]

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 You’re Too Old for Laser Vision Correction? Study Suggests that LASIK Works in Older Patients

If you’re in your 40s, 50s or 60s, you may think you’re too old to undergo LASIK surgery.  Think again!  WebMD, a leading source in medical news, reports on one study demonstrating the effectiveness of laser eye surgery in older patients.  Citing research from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, the article suggests that “laser […]

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 […]