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Glaucoma Surgery Recovery

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 05/01/2017 - 20:19

Glaucoma is a term used for a group of eye conditions that cause damage to the optic nerve due to an increase in intraocular pressure. If left untreated, glaucoma can cause complete vision loss. When drug therapies and medications fail or are inappropriate, surgical treatment may be required. There are two types of surgical techniques…

Glaucoma Symptoms

Submitted by Karen Saland on Tue 04/25/2017 - 19:39

Glaucoma is a complicated eye disease in which damage to the optic nerve may result in vision loss. There are several forms of glaucoma; the two most common forms are primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and angle-closure glaucoma (ACG). Open-angle glaucoma is often called “the sneak thief of sight” because it has no symptoms until significant…

Eye Glass Prescriptions – Part Two

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 04/17/2017 - 19:32

Cylinder (CYL). This indicates the amount of lens power for astigmatism and represents the difference in the greatest power of the eye and weakest power of the eye, usually separated by 90 degrees. If nothing appears in this column, either you have no astigmatism, or your astigmatism is so slight that it is not necessary…

Eye Glass Prescriptions – Part One

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 04/10/2017 - 19:29

If you’ve ever looked closely at your eye glass prescription, you’ve probably wondered how to make sense of all those numbers and symbols. In order to be interpreted worldwide, eyeglass prescriptions are written in a standardized format with common notations. The first step to understanding your eyeglass prescription is knowing what OD and OS mean….

What is Glaucoma of the Eye?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Tue 04/04/2017 - 18:37

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can lead to blindness by damaging the optic nerve. The eye continuously produces a fluid, called the aqueous, that must drain from the eye to maintain healthy eye pressure. In Primary Open Angle Glaucoma, which is the most common type of glaucoma, the eye’s drainage canals become…

Contact Lenses and Pink Eye

Submitted by Karen Saland on Tue 03/28/2017 - 18:28

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation or swelling of the conjunctiva which is the thin transparent layer of tissue that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and covers the white part of the eye. Often called “pink eye,” conjunctivitis is a common eye disease, especially in children. Some forms of pink eye are highly contagious and…

Early Signs of Glaucoma

Submitted by Karen Saland on Thu 03/23/2017 - 02:32

Glaucoma is a group of diseases affecting the optic nerve and can lead to permanent vision loss due to a build-up of pressure in the eye. Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness. It is important to know the early signs of glaucoma so that it may be diagnosed and treated before…

Cataract Surgery Options

Submitted by Karen Saland on Wed 03/15/2017 - 02:31

Cataracts are a cloudiness that forms in the normally clear lens of the eye, leading to decreased vision. Although cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40, cataract surgery options offer easy solutions to clear vision for the millions that suffer from this condition. Depending on your pre-operative…

Eye Exam During Pregnancy

Submitted by Karen Saland on Tue 03/07/2017 - 03:46

When a woman becomes pregnant, she expects certain changes in her body. But few women realize that pregnancy can affect their eyes and vision. In fact, the same hormones that are responsible for an enhanced bust line and first-trimester nausea can cause a myriad of vision symptoms including fluctuations in vision, dry eyes and increased…

Glaucoma Prevention

Submitted by Karen Saland on Tue 02/28/2017 - 03:36

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness, affecting around 2% of the population. Glaucoma is the result of progressive damage to the optic nerve due to high pressure in the eye (intraocular pressure). This causes progressive visual field loss and if untreated, eventual blindness. Unfortunately, once vision is lost from optic nerve damage, it…