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Glaucoma: Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Treatment

Glaucoma is one of the most common eye illnesses affecting people aged 45 and above. It happens rarely, but babies and children can also get early-onset glaucoma. In the U.S., over 2.7 million adults over 40 have this disease. It’s untreatable but can be managed if detected early, making getting a routine eye exam crucial.

Is Cataract Surgery Safe?

A cataract is a cloudy lens that forms over the eye, causing vision problems. If you have cataracts, the eye doctor may recommend surgery to remove the damaged lens. You may receive an intraocular lens to correct a refractive error. Doctors usually recommend surgery when cataracts make it difficult to perform daily tasks. Most people experience improvements in their vision after surgery, and complications are rare. Find out if cataract surgery is safe. 

The Benefits and Risks of Refractive Lens Exchange

Are you tired of glasses or contact lenses? Are you looking into vision correction possibilities? If so, you may come across the phrase "refractive lens exchange."

Surgical Options for Glaucoma: What You Need to Know

Glaucoma is one of the most prevalent causes of blindness. It is not one condition but a series of conditions that affect the health of the optic nerve.

Eyestrain Prevention Tips

Have you ever spent an afternoon reading a book or working intensely on the computer and ended up with tired eyes? Do you feel the same after driving for a long time and doing close-up work for prolonged periods? 

What Are Cataracts? Understanding the Symptoms, Causes, and Risk Factors

Cataracts are the leading cause of temporary blindness in the United States and the rest of the world. Often associated with older people, cataracts can also affect young people, especially if they have diabetes. 

Is Laser Vision Correction Right for You?

If you need vision correction, the doctor can recommend various treatments, including eyeglasses and contact lenses. You can get laser surgery if you do not want to wear lenses. Many patients opt for surgery due to the convenience it provides. You can enjoy perfect vision without worrying about eyeglass prescriptions or caring for contact lenses. But laser eye surgery is not for everyone. 

Aging Eyes: Vision Changes and Common Problems

As you age, many parts of your body become less efficient and more prone to disease. One body part that starts experiencing this natural wear and tear is the eyes. They will show the symptoms of age-related changes when you turn around 40 and progress until you are much older. Some changes are signs of more complex conditions, while others are inevitable aging changes. 

The Connection Between Your Eyes and Your Overall Health: What You Need to Know

Your eye doctor can help you maintain good optical and general health. The National Institutes of Health recognizes the connection between your eyes and your body.

Feeling Blurry? How to Manage Age-related Vision Changes

The National Institute on Aging emphasizes the importance of managing the changes in aging vision. Like any part of your body, your eyes age.

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