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Glaucoma Does Discriminate: Here’s What You Need To Know To Protect Yourself

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.

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Relationship Between Glaucoma and Poor Sleep

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

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How Far Glaucoma Treatment Has Come: Then and Now

Glaucoma is treated by lowering eye pressure. Today, this can be done in a variety of ways, including oral medications, prescription eye drops, laser treatments, surgery, or a combination of these treatments.  Prescription eye drops can help by either decreasing the amount of fluid the eye makes or improving how the fluid drains from the

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Dr. Shetty Discusses Glaucoma in the Ponte Vedra Newsline

In honor of Glaucoma Awareness Month, Dr. Rajesh Shetty was featured in the January issue of the Ponte Vedra NewsLine to discuss this degenerative eye disease. Dr. Shetty covers causes, symptoms, and the latest treatment options to preserve vision. Read the excerpt from the paper below.   Research Finds Glaucoma Patients Have 10 Times as

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Can I Have Cataract Surgery If I Have Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a condition caused by fluid pressure inside the eye – intraocular pressure – that can damage the optic nerve, leading to partial or total vision loss. It is possible for the individual living with glaucoma to also develop cataracts (or the loss of transparency or clouding of the eye lens). When these two

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What Diabetics Need to Know About Cataracts & Other Eye Conditions

Diabetes comes with an onslaught of potential complications, high among those complications are eye problems. The good news? With proper treatment and lifestyle changes, many people with diabetes are able to prevent or delay the onset of these symptoms. In a situation where knowledge is power, knowing what to expect can be your best tool

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[Webinar Recording] Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)

On May 28, 2019, Dr. Kenzo Koike led a live webinar on Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) to discuss an overview of Glaucoma, traditional glaucoma surgery procedures that have been used to date, as well as the exciting new area of Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) options on the market. Some of the new MIGS

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How To Design The Best Glaucoma Treatment Plan

Seeing a doctor for glaucoma treatment can seem like a daunting task, but there are several things you can do to make sure you have the most productive visit possible. First and foremost, do your research and prepare your questions.  Glaucoma treatment is not one-size-fits-all, which leaves many people asking “what is the best treatment

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MIGS: The New Age of Glaucoma Surgery

Any method of glaucoma surgery centers on reducing pressure in the eye in order to decrease or prevent optic nerve damage. However, most of the methods that are used to accomplish this involve major surgery and are highly invasive. While these glaucoma treatments are typically quite effective, the methods can lead to many potential complications.

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5 Things You Should Know About Glaucoma | Florida Eye Specialist

Glaucoma: 5 Things You Should Know

While Glaucoma is a very common eye condition that people are aware of, many are unaware of how it works and the seriousness of the condition. It’s important to understand this group of eye diseases and what you should do in order to protect your eyesight from long-term damage. Glaucoma actually refers to a group

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