If you’re having cataract surgery and also have the most common type of glaucoma, a tiny implant may allow you to control your glaucoma without expensive eye drops.
It’s easy to take your eyesight for granted – until a problem throws its importance into sharp relief. An ophthalmologist explains the top five vision problems and the steps you can take to maximize your eyesight.
There’s no question that vitamin deficiencies can cause eye problems. But do you need vitamins or supplements as a result? That’s an important question. If your diet is missing the key vitamins or nutrients you need on a day-to-day basis — or you have a diagnosed deficiency that increases your disease risk — your doctor … Read More
If you want to see inside a room, do you peek through the keyhole or open the door? You open the door, of course, to get a full view of what’s inside. When it comes to your eye, think of your pupil as the door. When doctors need a full view of what’s inside, they … Read More
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It’s rare for the same medication to be used for both medicinal and cosmetic purposes. But bimatoprost (also sold under the name brand Latisse®) pulls double duty. In addition to treating glaucoma, it can be used to grow and thicken eyelashes. It’s effective for both purposes, but is it safe? Can it cause lasting changes … Read More
Hearing and vision loss are common as we age, but there are things you can do to lessen the impact. A doctor discusses sensory decline and aging.
A new study finds the number of people with vision problems is increasing. And this is partly due to the increasing number of people who have diabetes. Rishi Singh, MD, did not take part in the study but is an ophthalmologist at Cleveland Clinic’s Cole Eye Institute. He says it isn’t easy to catch these … Read More
People with diabetes are at risk for long-term problems affecting the eyes, kidneys, heart, brain, feet and nerves. The best way to prevent or delay these problems is to control your blood sugar and take good care of yourself. Want to learn more about your risk? Take the diabetes risk assessment. Brain Diabetes increases the … Read More
When it comes to eye disease, your family matters. In fact, genetics play a role in several different eye diseases and conditions. For infants and children, genetics are often to blame for congenital cataracts, congenital glaucoma and eye malformations, among other conditions. For adults, both glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration are likely inherited in most … Read More
Most of us get our eyes checked routinely — especially if we need a prescription for glasses or contacts. But there’s a more important reason to get annual examinations after age 65: the changes that occur with age. Even if our vision seems fine, certain age-related eye conditions develop very slowly, notes Cleveland Clinic Cole … Read More