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 you want to see inside a room, do you peek through the keyhole or open the door?
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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
Vision problems are on the rise, partially due to the increasing number of people who have diabetes.
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
Are eye conditions genetic? Our ophthalmologist explains.
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 ophthalmologist Richard Gans, … Read More