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The 411 on Ocular Rosacea

Everyone has heard of rosacea, the skin disease that makes your skin an unnatural shade of red. Well, did you know that there is a similar disease that affects the eyes?
What is Ocular Rosacea?
Ocular Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the eye. While it’s possible to become diagnosed at any age, the majority […]

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By |May 14th, 2015|Ask the doctor, EyeCare Topics, Senior Vision|0 Comments

Age and Vision: Contrast Sensitivity

Another year, another eye prescription? Aging eyes are something that we can all relate to as one of the issues encountered with aging. Unless you’ve discovered the fountain of youth (and have been too selfish to tell the rest of us), then it’s likely you’ve experienced some sort of age-related eye issue.
What kind of changes […]

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By |April 29th, 2015|Senior Vision|0 Comments

Cataract Surgery Reduces Falls by 78% in Recent Study

Surveying 400 Vietnamese patients (aged 50 or more) with cataracts in both eyes, a recent study conducted in May of 2014 concluded that patients who had undergone cataract surgery in one eye fell 78% less than those who had not. While we’ve covered this topic in a previous post, this latest news brings home the […]

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By |September 11th, 2014|Cataract surgery, Senior Vision|0 Comments

Cataracts Leading Cause of Blindness Worldwide

A recent report entitled “Cost of Vision Problems: The Economic Burden of Vision Loss and Eye Disorders in the United States,” issued by the Prevent Blindness organization, identified cataracts as the leading cause of blindness worldwide, affecting more than 24 million Americans age 40 and older.

Estimated to cost $10.7 billion, it is second only to […]

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 3rd, 2014|Cataract surgery, Senior Vision|0 Comments

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

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

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

A New Method For Detecting Cancer In The Eye

Last year a little under 3,000 Americans were diagnosed with some form of eye cancer. This year alone 310 people have died from cancers of the eye or orbit.

Kinds of Eye Cancer

The two most common kinds of cancers affecting the eye are melanoma and lymphoma, with melanoma by far the most frequently encountered.

Most eye cancers […]

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By |August 5th, 2014|Cutting Edge, EyeCare Topics, Senior Vision|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

What Senior Vision Care Services Are Covered Under Medicare?

Looking into what Medicare services seniors can expect through Medicare.
For seniors who suffer from common age-related vision problems such as cataracts or glaucoma, Medicare can be extremely helpful. For example, in many cases, it can help cover the many different tests and doctors appointments that are involved in the diagnosis and treatment of these vision […]

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 1st, 2014|Cataract surgery, EyeCare Topics, Senior Vision|0 Comments