How to Stop Glaucoma Progression (Practical Tips)

Glaucoma Is Still Underdiagnosed Glaucoma affects millions of people worldwide, but most don't know they're at risk until their vision starts deteriorating. According to the Baltimore Eye Survey (BES), approximately half of people who suffer from glaucoma go undiagnosed for years before they seek treatment. One major factor contributing to the lack of early detection of glaucoma is the inability to diagnose glaucomatous changes in the optic disc and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL). A [...]

2022-01-10T22:38:49-06:00January 10th, 2022|Diseases & Conditions, Eye Care|0 Comments

Can Glaucoma Be Caused by Trauma? (Explained with Examples)

Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes damage to the optic nerve. Most people who get this condition do not know they have it until they develop vision problems. There is no cure for glaucoma. People with this condition may need surgery or medicine to control pressure inside the eye. Ocular injuries are very common among young people. Some of them are minor and do not need hospitalization. But there are some injuries that are [...]

Does Alcohol Affect Eye Pressure? (Truth Revealed)

Alcohol May Increase the Risk of High Eye Pressure According to American Academy of Ophthalmology, the eye pressure lowering effect of alcohol is only transient. Excessive use of alcohol to reduce eye pressure is definitely not recommended. There are also a number of studies showing that ethanol may have a positive effect on IOP for just a couple of hours. This may be a result of some sort of rapid osmotic mechanism that takes place [...]

2022-01-03T21:41:37-06:00January 3rd, 2022|Diseases & Conditions, Society|0 Comments

Does Everyone Get Cataracts? (Explained)

Does Everyone Get Cataracts Eventually? In a word, yes - but not necessarily at the same time. While cataracts tend to develop in one eye first, they eventually develop in the other eye as well, usually within a few months or years of the initial onset. Cataracts are a normal part of the aging process. Most people who get cataracts don't lose any vision. Surgery removes the cloudy lens and replaces them with a clear [...]

2022-01-02T22:22:24-06:00January 2nd, 2022|Diseases & Conditions, FAQs|0 Comments

What is the First Sign of Cataracts? (Explained with Examples)

Cataract is an eye condition where there is clouding of the lenses. They occur when proteins in the lenses get denatured, blocking light from entering the lens. This leads to blurred vision and double vision. Patients with early stage cataracts see tinges of yellow and/or brown at night or halos around lights. Cataract patients report sensitivity to bright lights. Cataracts are a common issue among older adults. There are no early warning signs of cataracts. [...]

2021-12-30T18:40:52-06:00December 30th, 2021|Diseases & Conditions, Eye Care|0 Comments

Patients With Psoriasis May be at Greater Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy

Patients with diabetes and psoriasis are significantly more likely to develop new-onset, diabetes-related microvascular and macrovascular complications than are psoriasis-free patients with diabetes, according to the results of a large study which was presented to the annual congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology in Prague. "In view of this greater likelihood of developing microvascular and macrovascular complications, clinicians may wish to consider closer disease management of diabetic patients with psoriasis," said Dr. [...]

2021-07-01T21:49:05-05:00July 1st, 2021|Diseases & Conditions|0 Comments

Does Diabetes Affect Cataract Surgery?

According to the National Eye Institute, diabetes can affect surgical outcomes for cataract surgery. Diabetes can result in complications like retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, and infections. The National Eye Institute found that these complications are more common in patients who have diabetes. Sometimes, diabetes has even led to blindness. Many people with diabetes have other health conditions that make it difficult to undergo surgery without risking their lives. In addition to diabetes, these conditions include [...]

2021-07-01T15:12:47-05:00July 1st, 2021|Diseases & Conditions, Surgery|0 Comments

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy?

What Diabetic Retinopathy Really Means Diabetic retinopathy refers to a group of eye diseases that affect people with diabetes. If not taken care, they can lead to blindness. Diabetic retinopathy affects the blood vessels in the retina. What Causes Diabetic Retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy is caused by changes to the blood vessels of the retina. Hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) causes blood vessels to leak, swell, and harden, which then tears and scars the retina. It is [...]

2021-06-30T17:20:41-05:00June 30th, 2021|Diseases & Conditions|0 Comments

Does Bariatric Surgery Help Diabetic Retinopathy?

Results from the STAMPEDE trial indicate that two years after bariatric surgery for patients with type 2 diabetes, there has been no change in diabetic retinopathy. Therefore, regular eye exams are still important. So say investigators presenting at last month's American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions. "I wasn't sure what gastric bypass would do to diabetic retinopathy," lead author Rishi P. Singh, MD, staff physician at the Cole Eye Institute, in Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, told Medscape [...]

2021-06-29T19:19:18-05:00June 29th, 2021|Diseases & Conditions, Treatment|0 Comments

How Prevalent Is Diabetic Macular Edema?

A study published in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology reveals that less than 50% of US adults with diabetic macular edema (DME) are told by their doctor that diabetes is the cause of their condition, and less than 60% have had a dilated eye exam in the last year. Whether caused by diabetes or not, DME is a serious condition that can lead to vision loss if left untreated. What is Diabetic Macular Edema? Diabetic macular [...]

2021-06-28T21:09:27-05:00June 28th, 2021|Diseases & Conditions|0 Comments
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