Cataracts and glaucoma are two of the more common ailments that affect the eyes of aging individuals. While there are treatment options for each of these conditions, there is also a surgical procedure which allows for the treatment of both conditions simultaneously. Fixing Glaucoma Glaucoma is a disease that damages the eye’s optic nerve. It… Continue Reading »
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7 Causes of Night Blindness (Poor Night Vision)
There are many possible causes of poor night vision, or at the extreme, night blindness, also known as nyctalopia. Symptoms of Night Blindness The sole symptom of night blindness is difficulty seeing in the dark. You’re more likely to experience night blindness when your eyes transition from a bright environment to an area of low… Continue Reading »
Myopia in Children: Is Schoolwork and Studying to Blame?
Many of us believe that children benefit from long hours studying. However, a recent medical study might sway some parents to encourage their children to study less and play outside more. Educational Pressure on Children May Lead to Myopia Researchers have found that up to 90% of students in major Asian cities have developed myopia… Continue Reading »
Just How Good is Marijuana for Treating Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is an eye condition characterized by increased pressure within the eye that causes gradual loss of sight. Many people have heard that marijuana lowers eye pressure, so naturally they want to know whether they should use it to treat their glaucoma. So what’s our verdict? Is Marijuana Good for Treating Glaucoma? Smoking or ingesting… Continue Reading »
Dry Eyes: Everything You Need to Know
Many people experience the discomfort of dry eyes. Dry eyes occur when the eyes aren’t sufficiently moisturized, leading to burning, redness and irritation. Many Symptoms of Dry Eyes Moisture and lubrication are essential for proper vision and comfort. When there is a problem in the tear system, patients may have a range of symptoms, including:… Continue Reading »
Eye Care After Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
A recent study published in a Bariatric Surgery journal explained that patients who have undergone bariatric weight loss surgery (WLS) should take nutritional supplements to protect their eyes. Eye Risks After Bariatric Surgery Bariatric surgery can be life-saving; however, one of the drawbacks of these operations is that patients can develop nutritional deficiencies simply because… Continue Reading »