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Diabetic Eye Care
Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye problems that affect those suffering from diabetes. These problems include diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, cataracts, and glaucoma. Diabetic eye care is important to avoid irreversible vision damage or blindness. Diabetic eye diseases stem from many years of high blood sugar or hyperglycemia. This and other abnormalities...
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While monovision sounds as if you’re only able to see with one eye, that is not the case. Monovision, often referred to as blended vision, is a treatment method for a condition called presbyopia. What is presbyopia? Presbyopia is an eye condition that leads to difficulty focusing on objects close up like reading small print....
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Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness, according to the World Health Organization. By age 65, 90% of people will have developed cataracts. Those that are age 65 or older in need of cataract treatment are in the qualifying age group for Medicare. In 2015, 20 million cataract operations were performed worldwide with 3.6 million...
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A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Mostly, cataracts develop naturally as people age. In fact, by age 80, over 50% of Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. There are three areas of the eye where cataracts commonly develop: Nuclear cataract (center of the...
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Our eyes are working from the moment we open them in the morning to the second our heads hit our pillows at night. With our daily eye strain, it will be unavoidable to suffer some damage to our eyes throughout our lives. However, like any other part of our body, there are steps we can...
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Fears of seeing your dentist or doctor are so common they’re a joke in children’s cartoons. These anxieties can be solely linked to one doctor or profession, or to a universal medical exam fear. These anxieties aren’t only seen in children–adults are as likely to express medical exam fear which can be expressed in skipping...
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Recorded in 2012, 61% of adult Americans wear glasses, contacts, or other reading or visual aids. The cost of glasses and contacts over the years are a silent money drag. A pair of glasses costs between $200 and $600 depending on the style and prescription. If you replace your glasses with the same prescription every...
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Macular Degeneration Eye Comparison
Macular degeneration, also known as AMD and ARMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration), is an eye disease. It’s the leading causes of visual loss in older adults. Macular degeneration is a condition wherein the center of the retina begins to deteriorate. Macular degeneration is likely related to a variety of factors, including advancing age, genetic predisposition and...
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About 700,00 people have LASIK, also known as laser in-situ keratomileusis, performed on their eyes each year. This painless and common procedure lasts about 20 minutes. During the procedure, the excimer laser gently reshapes the cornea to change the eye’s focal point. Nearsighted treatments flatten the cornea, while farsighted treatments steepen the cornea’s curvature. Treatments...
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