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cataracts

New Laser Technology Offers Hope to Cataract Patients

August 13, 2014 - Posted by admin

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 …

 
 
Alzheimer's

Eye and Smell Tests Could Be New Way To Detect Alzheimer’s

August 12, 2014 - Posted by admin

More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s affects memory, thinking, and behavior. Alzheimer’s Is A Leading Cause Of Death Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. …

 
 
LASIK

Does LASIK Hurt? 5 Things You Should Know

August 11, 2014 - Posted by admin

More than 12 million people have undergone LASIK eye surgery it first received FDA approval in 1995. With a success rate of over 95%, LASIK is one of the safest and most common elective procedures in the United States. Despite …

 
 
Farsighted

Farsightedness – More Common Than You Think

August 7, 2014 - Posted by admin

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 …

 
 
Eye Cancer

A New Method For Detecting Cancer In The Eye

August 5, 2014 - Posted by admin

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 …

 
 
contacts

How To Avoid Contact Lens Complications

July 31, 2014 - Posted by admin

While modern corrective surgeries such as Lasik can restore vision without the hassle of corrective eye ware, more than 150 million Americans opt for some form of corrective device. Of these, 36 million choose to wear contact lenses. July is …

 
 
Macular Holes

Macular Holes: Are You Seeing Waves?

July 29, 2014 - Posted by admin

Photo Credit Sight is a complicated process. The simultaneous interaction between many components in the eye creates the detailed and colorful perspective through which we see the world. Damage to any part of the eye can cause vision loss or …

 
 
preventing eye injuries

Essential Tips For Preventing Eye Injuries

July 24, 2014 - Posted by admin

We oftentimes take our sight for granted. Eye injuries can quickly remind us how precious our eye health is. Luckily, however, in most cases eye injuries can be prevented. July is eye injury prevention month. More than 2,000 eye injuries …

 
 
contact lens

Smart Contacts: Google’s Investment in the Future of Medical Technology

July 21, 2014 - Posted by admin

On January 16, 2014, Google announced that it was partnering with the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis to produce the world’s first smart contact lenses. With this new venture into the growing field of wearable medical technology, Google appears to be …

 
 
eye surgery

Can Cataract Surgery Slow Dementia Symptoms?

July 17, 2014 - Posted by admin

A new study has found a link between cataract surgery and an improvement in the symptoms of dementia patients. For millions of people worldwide, cataract surgery restores vision and increases their quality of life through a relatively simple procedure. Now, …