Eye Care Updates

colored contacts
18Oct, 2016

ALL IN THE NAME OF FASHION

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The FDA strongly discourages the use of non-prescribed decorative contact lenses, otherwise known as “fashion” contact lenses, which don’t correct vision, but only change the way eyes look. The FDA has cited dozens of reports of corneal ulcers (abrasions which can rapidly lead to vision-threatening infections) and other eye injuries linked to the products. The agency indicated that the unapproved and non-prescribed lenses sometimes led to injury that required corneal transplants to save eyesight. With this in mind, consumers shouldn’t wear decorative lenses unless they are properly prescribed and fitted […]
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reading glasses
15Sep, 2016

BY 2050

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This week’s column emphasizes the importance of regular eye exams. The physicians and staff at MAYO EYE CENTER make a special effort to explain everything to you regarding your condition, medications, treatment, surgery, etc. If you are unsure or do not understand something, please do not hesitate to ask us.
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Contacts
8Sep, 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 and any resultant optic-nerve damage. With all this in mind, it is quite notable that researchers have recently developed a […]
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