Tag Archives: Medicine

Benefits to Glaucoma Screenings

It’s often said that about 50 percent of patients with glaucoma don’t know they have it. But when you look at most prevalence studies, the percentage is even higher—about 80 percent of patients may fall into this category. So there’s … Continue reading

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Warning Signs of Eye Trouble

Warning Signs of Eye Trouble Blurry vision, spots, glare at night — these are common eye complaints that can be harmless annoyances or an early sign of disease. In the slides ahead, we explore several eye problems and offer two … Continue reading

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Wavefront-Guided LASIK

This newer form of LASIK is more precise than standard LASIK. It’s also more expensive. Before surgery, the doctor creates a detailed map of your eyes using an “aberrometer.” This records even the tiniest imperfections in the cornea. In theory, … Continue reading

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Get Regular Eye Exams

Whether or not you wear glasses, get eye exams every other year if you’re between ages 21 and 40. Contact lens wearers and anyone over 40 should get checkups every year. These exams should include dilation, where your eye doctor … Continue reading

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Stop Smoking

If you smoke, stop. Smoking increases your risk of developing cataracts and aggravates uncomfortable dry eyes. It also builds up plaque in your bloodstream and weakens arteries. This not only increases your risk of a heart attack, but it can … Continue reading

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Good Candidates for Vision Surgery

Laser surgery helps people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have an oddly shaped cornea, called astigmatism, but it’s not for everyone. It might work for you if: Your prescription hasn’t changed for at least one year. Your job allows laser … Continue reading

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Double Vision (Diplopia)

Double vision, or diplopia, is a symptom to take seriously. Some causes of diplopia are relatively minor, but others need urgent medical attention. WebMD takes a look at the causes, symptoms, and treatments for double vision. What Causes Double Vision? Opening … Continue reading

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