Monthly Archives: August 2014

Flomax and IFIS – What Your Primary Physician Needs to Know

Just this month, I spied the following question posed to Dr. Roach, a medical columnist for the St. Louis Today, prompting me to once again refocus my attention and energies on the importance of the ongoing discussion surrounding the problem of IFIS (Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome) and its implications for patients taking Flomax (Tamsolusin) and […]

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By |August 28th, 2014|Cutting Edge, EyeCare Topics, Senior Vision|0 Comments

Strengthen your eye muscles with this simple eye exercise

They may not be able to fix your vision, but these exercises can help strengthen eye muscles.

While most vision problems require prescription lenses or LASIK surgery, in some cases eye exercises may be used to help strengthen eyes and alleviate some symptoms. However, there is argument over how effective these practices really are. While they […]

The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.

By |August 27th, 2014|EyeCare Topics|0 Comments

Top 6 Tips to Prevent Contact Lens Injuries & Infections

According to the CDC, over 30 million people wear contacts every day in the US alone. Nearly every one of those 30 million people will, at some point, neglect to take care of their contacts through the suggestions outlined by their eye doctor. Even small transgressions like sleeping in your contacts can lead to depriving […]

The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.

By |August 26th, 2014|EyeCare Topics|0 Comments

National Eye Exam Month

Four reasons that you should be getting a regular eye exam.
 
August is National Eye Exam Month, and in its honor we’ve decided to keep you informed as to why you should be getting regular eye exams. Many of us who don’t have 20/20 vision already have regular appointments with our eye doctors, but even if […]

The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.

By |August 21st, 2014|EyeCare Topics, Seasonal eye care tips|0 Comments

What Is Glaucoma? 5 Things You Should Know

According the World Health Organization, glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world. Although an estimated 2.2 million Americans live with glaucoma, nearly half are not aware of it. There is no cure for glaucoma, so it is imperative to diagnose it as early as possible in order to prevent further damage […]

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By |August 20th, 2014|Glaucoma|0 Comments

New Display Screens Promise Vision Correction

Could the screens on your tablet or computer correct your vision problems? That’s the question researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and MIT are trying to answer.
 
Think about your family and close friends. How many of them use either glasses or contacts on a daily basis? Odds are you know quite a few people […]

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By |August 19th, 2014|Cutting Edge, EyeCare Topics, In the Journals|0 Comments

New Laser Technology Offers Hope to Cataract Patients

More than half of all people in the U.S. over the age of 65 develop cataracts. As such, they are some of the most common causes of vision problems in the world. Fortunately, advancements in laser eye technology have made cataracts more treatable now than ever before.

Cataracts are a product of the aging process. Over […]

The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.

By |August 13th, 2014|Cataract surgery, Cutting Edge, Senior Vision|0 Comments

Eye and Smell Tests Could Be New Way To Detect Alzheimer’s

More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s affects memory, thinking, and behavior.

Alzheimer’s Is A Leading Cause Of Death

Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Every 67 seconds someone is diagnosed with the disease. Alzheimer’s each year claims the lives of 500,000 […]

The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.

By |August 12th, 2014|Cutting Edge|0 Comments

Does LASIK Hurt? 5 Things You Should Know

More than 12 million people have undergone LASIK eye surgery it first received FDA approval in 1995. With a success rate of over 95%, LASIK is one of the safest and most common elective procedures in the United States.

Despite its high success rate, many people still hesitate to undergo LASIK. Although advances in laser eye […]

The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.

By |August 11th, 2014|LASIK, Q and A|0 Comments

Farsightedness – More Common Than You Think

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is one of the most common eye ailments in the world, affecting almost 1.6 billion people. However, the opposite problem, farsightedness, sometimes is overlooked when discussing vision problems. Farsightedness is exactly what it sounds like; the ability to see things far away relatively clearly while nearby objects may be blurry. Farsightedness is […]

The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.

By |August 7th, 2014|EyeCare Topics, Senior Vision|0 Comments