Our eyes, like all other body parts, become more susceptible to disease as we age. The most common vision-related problems in older adults are glaucoma and cataracts. In fact, these are two of the most common causes of vision loss in the world.
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can damage the optic nerve and result in gradual vision loss or permanent blindness if left untreated. While some patients have this eye disease on its own, glaucoma can also occur as a secondary condition.
Dr. Rajesh Shetty, an ophthalmologist at Florida Eye Specialists, was among the first doctors to use the innovative Xen Gel Stent, a new method of glaucoma surgery that is safer and much faster. This new treatment helped save a woman’s vision in her left eye. Dr. Shetty sat down with local TV news station News4Jax
By Rajesh K. Shetty, M.D. Nearly 3 million Americans have glaucoma. The prevalence of the disease has been on the rise for the last two decades, a rise that will continue in our aging population. As a glaucoma specialist, I feel fortunate to be practicing during a time when our treatment options have advanced tremendously.
Glaucoma is a degenerative eye disease that affects more than three million Americans. Because the disease is typically asymptomatic until the later stages of its progression, it is critical to have regular, dilated eye exams, especially if you have risk factors. Though it is the second leading cause of blindness in the world, early detection
An estimated 15% of the 3.5 million patients who undergo cataract surgery also have primary open-angle glaucoma. Recent studies have shown that cataract surgery can provide benefits for future glaucoma management in patients. Learn more about how cataract surgery can help glaucoma below. Could I Have Cataract Surgery If I Have Glaucoma? Many patients worry
Glaucoma, widely known as the “sneak thief of sight,” is a group of eye diseases that can gradually and unknowingly steal your vision. Millions of Americans have glaucoma, yet many are unaware they have the disease since the symptoms are often unnoticeable at first. Protect your eyes from vision loss through routine eye exams and
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s estimated that 3-million Americans have glaucoma. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness, characterized by symptoms including eye pain, redness, and blurred vision. While it can’t be cured, glaucoma treatment includes measures you can take to slow or prevent total vision loss. These glaucoma facts
Did you know that 60 percent of people with diabetes skip their annual eye exam? While it’s important to take care of your eyes at any point in time, it’s even more crucial if you have diabetes. Diabetes and vision clearly correlate. Meaning the disease has the potential to lead to crippling eye conditions that
Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that causes damage to the optic nerve. As a progressive disease, patients suffering from glaucoma typically report a decrease in peripheral vision, followed by a decrease in central vision. Left untreated, glaucoma can result in permanent blindness. Except in rare cases, glaucoma doesn’t cause pain or noticeable symptoms.
More than 3 million Americans have glaucoma, most of whom are over the age of 40. This condition is generally associated with deteriorating vision, but a recent study has revealed that there may be more to the disorder than originally met the eye. In a study of around 6,800 people, the responses of participants showed