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 Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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
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.
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