4 Common Hereditary Eye Issues

May is National Family Month and so we at EyeCare 20/20 wanted to talk about family. We love our families and the time we spend with our family members—but there are things we inherit from them. Some of these traits are positive things—like a mother’s smile or a father’s sense of humor. Other things however, […]

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By |June 10th, 2015|Ask the doctor, Glaucoma|0 Comments

The Role of Diet in Reducing Glaucoma Risk

As you may know, glaucoma is one of the vision diseases that affect people as they age. The disease, which unfortunately ends in blindness, usually begins with an increase in pressure in the eye, which leads to damage in the lens of the eye. Historically, much of the treatment for glaucoma has been focused on […]

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By |November 13th, 2014|Glaucoma|0 Comments

Optical Implant to Help Catch Early Symptoms of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is not one specific disease but rather a group of eye diseases that involve significant damage to the optic nerve along with a buildup of pressure within the eye. It has only minor symptoms and by the time they are noticed, it is often too late for treatment. Needless to say, frequent and continuous […]

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 |September 30th, 2014|Glaucoma|0 Comments

Outdoor Activities May Impact Your Vision

 A recent study led by Dr. Louis Pasquale of Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye Infirmary may provide valuable data for the correlation between sunlight and the risk of developing cataracts and glaucoma.

The condition, called exfoliation syndrome (XFS) is generally believed to lead to both diseases that largely contribute to blindness. The study concluded, […]

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 |September 23rd, 2014|EyeCare Topics, Glaucoma, Seasonal eye care tips|0 Comments

Eye Drops That May Cure Glaucoma

A study published Sept. 9 in The Journal of Clinical Investigation promises a new way to tackle glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness. It appears that the basis of the disease has finally been discovered.

Glaucoma is a condition in which pressure in the eye increases because fluid in the anterior chamber does not drain properly, […]

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 |September 17th, 2014|Cutting Edge, EyeCare Topics, Glaucoma|0 Comments

New Approach To Existing Procedures Offers Hope To Glaucoma Sufferers

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness. It is estimated that as few as 10% of those with the disease receive medical attention for it. While there is no cure, treatment can help preserve sight.

What Is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a disorder of the eye that damages the optic nerve. In most cases, the damage is caused […]

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 |September 4th, 2014|Cutting Edge, Glaucoma|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 […]

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 20th, 2014|Glaucoma|0 Comments

Vision FAQs: Do People With 20/20 Vision Need Regular Eye Exams?

If you have perfect vision, do you still need regular eye examinations?
Whether you were born with naturally 20/20 vision, or you had your vision corrected through a state-of-the-art procedure like LASIK surgery, there are many people out there who are lucky enough to see clearly without any assistance of glasses or contact lenses whatsoever. Unfortunately, […]

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 |May 29th, 2014|EyeCare Topics, Glaucoma, Senior Vision|0 Comments

4 Common Age-Related Vision Problems And Their Symptoms

These common warning signs may reveal an age-related vision problem.
It is no secret that there are a number different vision problems that come hand-in-hand with the aging process. For example, glaucoma, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, blepharitis and other vision problems that are related to systemic health. While each of these problems may occur in those […]

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 |March 19th, 2014|Cataract surgery, EyeCare Topics, Glaucoma, Senior Vision|0 Comments

Dr. Silverman Is Now Certified for the iStent Glaucoma Treatment

This Micro Invasive Glaucoma treatment is the smallest approved by the FDA.
Late last August on our blog, we introduced a new FDA-approved treatment called iStent― a revolutionary new device that combined treatments for both cataracts and glaucoma all in one procedure. This amazing piece of technology is one of the first approved devices of its kind […]

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By |January 8th, 2014|Cutting Edge, EyeCare Topics, Glaucoma, Team EyeCare 20/20|2 Comments