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Glaucoma Risk, Treatment Options, and Stats

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

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3 Ways Diabetes Affects Your Vision

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

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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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Myths about Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damages the nerve in the back of your eye known as the optic nerve. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to vision loss and blindness. Unfortunately, there are certain myths about the disease that can leave you misinformed. Below you’ll learn some common myths and the actual

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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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Eye Health

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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Dr. Leah Kammerdiener Discusses Link Between Glaucoma and Car Accidents

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and new research from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology underscores the importance of raising awareness for this degenerative eye disease. The study found that patients with glaucoma are at a greatly increased risk of having a car accident while driving, likely due to unnoticed visual blind spots.

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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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