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GLAUCOMA TREATMENTS

By stacia
June 2024 Summary Although glaucoma cannot be cured, there are treatments available that can effectively manage the condition.  Glaucoma treatment is focused on reducing the pressure within the eye (intraocular pressure – IOP) and maintaining a pressure that will reduce the likelihood of further damage to the optic nerve and loss of vision.  Often, the…
June 28, 2024
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Omega 3 For Eye and Retinal Health

By stacia
Our brains and eyes are highly concentrated with Omega-3 fatty acids, where they start to accumulate even before we are born, during fetal development. Diets rich in Omega-3 fatty acids have been associated with reduced risk of death from coronary heart disease mortality, slowing of age-related cognitive decline, and a decreased risk of developing late-stage…
June 14, 2024
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Dealing With Eye Strain

By stacia
Although a majority of people experience eye strain at some time or another there are no medical treatments for it, and it usually resolves once your eyes have a chance to rest. 
June 5, 2024
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When to Schedule an Eye Exam

By stacia
Maintaining your eye health involves scheduling a complete eye exam every few years. Many eye diseases and conditions — such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts — do not have any symptoms other than vision loss. Getting your eyes checked by an eyecare provider (e.g., an optometrist or ophthalmologist) can help…
May 30, 2024
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Zinc and Eye Health

By stacia
Zinc is essential for eye health and overall health. Zinc is a mineral, which is an element that comes from soil and water, unlike vitamins that are organic substances made by plants or animals. Within our bodies, zinc is often referred to as a trace element or micromineral because we only require it in very…
May 30, 2024
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Treatment for Dry Eye Disease
There are most commonly two types of dry eye disease, aqueous deficient dry eye (eye does not produce enough tears) and evaporative dry eye (poor quality tears that evaporate from the eye surface too quickly). Determining which one someone has can identify the best treatment to use.  
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What Causes Cataracts?
Often, cataract formation is described as an aggregation (clumping) of the proteins within the lens.  The degree of vision loss depends on where in the lens the cloudiness is located and the size of the cloudy area.
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GLAUCOMA TREATMENTS
June 2024 Summary Although glaucoma cannot be cured, there are treatments available that can effectively manage the condition.  Glaucoma treatment is focused on reducing the pressure within the eye (intraocular pressure – IOP) and maintaining a pressure that will reduce the likelihood of further damage to the optic nerve and loss of vision.  Often, the…
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Vitamin C and Macular Health
The following article will talk about Vitamin C, how Vitamin C is beneficial for Eye Health, possible risks of not having enough Vitamin C in regards to overall health, and also food and supplements that contain Vitamin C.
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Anatomy of the Eye 101
This is a diagram showcasing the basic anatomy of the eye. In learning about ocular disease, it is helpful to understand the basic structure and mechanics of the eye.
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