Eye Care Updates

REDUCING CATARACT RISK WITH DIET

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Oct, 2016

REDUCING CATARACT RISK WITH DIET

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As we all know, one of the best ways to reduce the risk of developing cataracts is to wear sunglasses and wear broad-brimmed hats that shield the eyes from damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. Another way to prevent the eye lens from clouding involves making a slight adjustment to our diets. Research involving sets of twins over a period of ten years shows that consuming diets rich in vitamin C was…

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CORNEAL IMPLANT FOR PRESBYOPIA

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Sep, 2016

CORNEAL IMPLANT FOR PRESBYOPIA

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If you’re tired of reaching for your reading glasses, you may be interested in an FDA-approved implanted device that changes the shape of the cornea to improve near vision in those with “presbyopia” (age-related loss of near vision). The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay is a clear device composed of hydrogel material that resembles a miniscule contact lens. It is intended for individuals who have not had cataract surgery and who…

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“SMART” CONTACTS

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Sep, 2016

“SMART” CONTACTS

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One of the ways that ophthalmologists assess glaucoma patients’ risk of blindness is to monitor their “intraocular pressure” (inner eye pressure), which can rise high enough to damage their optic nerves. Such is the case with patients suffering from “open-angle glaucoma,” which accounts for about 90% of all cases. With this most common form of glaucoma, the eyes’ drainage canals become blocked over time, causing an increase of intraocular pressure…

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