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Glaucoma and High Blood Pressure

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 01/02/2017 - 13:31

To understand the connection between glaucoma and high blood pressure, it’s important to find out what these two conditions are. Glaucoma is a type of progressive eye disease in which optic nerve cells are damaged by excess fluid pressure in the eye. It’s the second leading cause of blindness in North America, behind diabetes. Containing…

Eye Exam Instruments

Submitted by Karen Saland on Tue 12/27/2016 - 13:27

There are many eye exam instruments that Dr. Saland in Dallas uses to evaluate the whole vision system and diagnose eye health. Below are just a few of the primary eye exam instruments that are currently in use. Ophthalmoscope: There are two kinds of ophthalmoscopes: the smaller hand-help monocular direct (MO) and the larger binocular indirect…

Eye Care Tips

Submitted by Karen Saland on Tue 12/20/2016 - 13:22

Our eyes are the windows through which we view the world around us. Given the important role that our eyes play in our daily lives, it is essential that we give them the best care possible. There are many things you can do to keep your eyes healthy and make sure you are seeing at…

How Long Does Eye Dilation Last?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Tue 12/13/2016 - 12:48

Eye dilation from eye drops used for examination of the eye usually lasts from 4 to 24 hours, depending upon the strength of the drop and upon the individual patient. Pupil dilation tends to last longer in people with lighter colored eyes, since brown pigment in the iris is essentially the only eye pigment, blue…

Glaucoma and Cataracts

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 12/05/2016 - 13:53

Both glaucoma and cataracts can be a natural part of the aging process. Many people over age 60 may experience both. Although most people will eventually have both conditions, the two are generally not associated. A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. Symptoms of…

Itchy Eyes

Submitted by Karen Saland on Thu 12/01/2016 - 14:18

Itchy eyes can be annoying and frustrating. Whether it’s due to allergies, an illness or something else, it can be bothersome to say the least. Itchy eyes affect all of us from time to time. Usually it lasts only a few minutes and then goes away. But sometimes the itching can become overwhelming and last…

What is a Toric Contact Lens?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 11/21/2016 - 14:20

Toric contact lenses are designed for people with astigmatism. Toric contact lenses correct for astigmatism issues that arise from a different curvature of the cornea or lens in your eye (referred to as regular astigmatism, corneal astigmatism or lenticular astigmatism). In these cases, the cornea or lens is curved so that the refraction of your…

Glaucoma

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 11/13/2016 - 13:53

Glaucoma is actually a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness. It’s often associated with a buildup of pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma tends to be inherited and may not show up until later in life. The increased pressure, called intraocular pressure, can damage the…

Choosing an Eye Doctor

Submitted by Karen Saland on Thu 11/10/2016 - 13:53

Choosing an eye doctor is an important step toward taking care of your eyes and vision. Eye doctors help to protect your precious sense of sight and help you to have the best vision possible. When choosing an eye doctor, it is important to understand the different types of eye doctors and the skills each…

Contact Lenses and Astigmatism

Submitted by Karen Saland on Wed 11/02/2016 - 13:11

If you have astigmatism, this simply means that your eye is not perfectly round or spherical. Most people have some degree of astigmatism, but in most cases, the astigmatism is so minor there’s no need to compensate for it with special eyeglasses or contact lenses. If you have a more significant amount of astigmatism, you…