Glaucoma is a common condition of the eye. It is caused by damage to the ocular nerve, which is located in the back of the eyeball. Although there can be several causes, increased fluid pressure within the eye is the most common. It can strike people of any age, so it’s important to know about […] http://dlvr.it/6vd5GR
Everyone will be aware of the damage to lungs and to your cardiovascular health that smoking can cause and many readers will have seen the latest stop smoking campaign, called “Stoptober” (more details can be found at stoptober.smokefree.nhs.uk). However, fewer people know that smoking can also damage your eyesight, with smokers at a much higher risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and of becoming blind. The macula is the part of the eye that processes central vision, so people with AMD have poorer eyesight and people with severe AMD cannot see at all.
The holidays are a time when we all look forward to relaxing, attending parties, and spending time with the people we love. It should be a time of joy and celebration so don’t let a preventable eye injury ruin your time with your family and friends. Parents should be especially alert for potential holiday eye hazards to children. Following a few helpful tips may help keep your holiday cheerful and your family safe.
When considering options for vision correction, many patients may feel that they are either too young or too old to consider having Houston LASIK surgery. In fact, one of the most common questions we are asked is, “How old do you have to be to have LASIK?” or “Am I too old for LASIK?” Current technology allows laser eye surgeons the ability to perform LASIK on many people of various ages. In addition, there are various other refractive procedures available for some people who may not be a candidate for LASIK.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of legal blindness for individuals over age 65 in the United States, according to the American Optometric Association. With AMD costing so many people their sight, February is an important month to promote awareness and early detection.
Age-related macular degeneration often represents accelerated stages of aging in the retina. Individuals should get regular eye exams so they can catch diseases like AMD early. Without an eye exam, symptoms for the disease may not become apparent until it is in an advanced stage. When age-related macular degeneration is in a later stage, treatment is often ineffective.