Did you know cataracts are the number one contributing cause of blindness worldwide? In the United States, however, that is not the case. With great strides to reversing this dilemma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation is one of the most common outpatient procedures performed in the US, leading to renewed vision and longevity of… Continue reading You CAN Do Something About Your Cataracts
We’re one degree closer to summer, sunshine and long, warm days! Trips to the pool, vacations to the beach or outdoor fun with family and friends! It is great to be outside without being bundled up – but you still need to cover up… with sunscreen. Everyone is aware of the dangers of UV light… Continue reading Set Your Eyes On Summer: UV Safety Tips
Often patients come into Antietam Eye to ask if they have Pink Eye. I sense that most patients are referring to an eye infection. Technically, though, if the white part of your eye is pink you have Pink Eye or conjunctivitis. The conjunctiva is actually a clear membrane over the white sclera of the eye.… Continue reading Do I Have Pink Eye?
Low vision is a classification of eye care that focuses on patients with decreased vision in which regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery cannot improve. Disease, trauma, infections and congenital defects are all contributing factors to why a person may have low vision. Low vision affects all age ranges, however due to diseases like Age-Related Macular… Continue reading A Clear Look At Life With Low Vision
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in those over the age of 60 in the United States. Knowing what and why it is happening empowers those facing it and family members helping loved ones overcome any obstacles. While there is no cure, early detection plays a tremendous and vital role… Continue reading Is Your Macula Degenerating?
Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye’s optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. Approximately 3 million people in America have glaucoma, yet it is the leading cause of preventable blindness. With early detection and treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss. There are two… Continue reading If your eyes are hurting, we can help.
There are multiple ways to correct your vision and contact lenses are perhaps the most popular. Over 40 million Americans over the age of 18 wear vision correcting contact lenses. While they are considered safe, proper care of the eye surface can significantly decrease the risk of problems. In fact, of those 40 million contact… Continue reading Contact Lenses and Your Health
All eyes are on diabetes this month. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes, followed by diabetic macular edema, cataracts and glaucoma. Complications from diabetes can be a scary thing to think about, but with proper care and prevention they don’t have to be. The best prevention for… Continue reading Diabetes and the Eye