If you suffer from dry eyes, you have probably noticed that you are just fine when the weather is humid, but as it gets into winter months, it gets worse. What is it about wintertime that dries out your eyes?
Diabetic eye problems can begin without symptoms of any kind. Conditions such as Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema, both of which cause damage to the retina's blood vessels, develop slowly but eventually lead to vision impairment or loss. If you have diabetes, taking proper care of your eyes is the best way to prevent these conditions or at least to catch them early. However, it may surprise you to know that much of the care needed doesn't directly involve your eyes.
Monovision cataract surgery helps correct near vision after cataract surgery. Depending on your near vision requirements and your expectations, monovision cataract surgery using astigmatism correcting toric lens implants could be right for you. The process requires careful measurements and calculations, and also very meticulous lens implant selection and placement. If you’ve not had monovision contact lenses before, it’s important to do a trial run with them. This allows you to test your tolerance to defocus, a predictor of monovision correction success.
At 2 million procedures annually, removing cataracts are the most common surgical procedure performed in the country. We know that cataracts are a part of aging, but what if nutrition could delay the development of cataracts? Experts are working on this theory.
The word “surgery” just instills fear in most of us. Some surgeries do claim to be uncomfortable or slightly painful; and let’s not forget about post-surgery recovery pain and difficulty! So what about surgery performed on your eyes? You’d think that anything interfering with your eyes would be painful, as they are a sensitive part of your body. But with cataract surgery, the pain is, well, non-existent.
Cataracts causes cloudy vision and, if untreated, can lead to blindness. It’s comforting to know that surgery to remove cataracts can be performed swiftly and easily. Still, detecting them early can make a difference, both for you and for the future health of your eyes.
Not all news is bad news! Times are tough for many, but a Salt Lake City Eye Center teamed up with a local health clinic to select twelve people to receive cataract surgery. The clinic serves those who have no or low income, so those selected would have otherwise not been able to have their cataracts removed. Doctors volunteered their time in an effort that resulted in patients seeing things they would never see again without the removal of the cataracts. Within thirty minutes, eyes that had been cloudy were cleared of cataracts and on their way to sharper vision.
Bad eyesight is not only frustrating, but it could be unnecessary as well. Better eyesight could mean choosing between a range of lens options that are designed to restore your vision. Let’s look at the most common lenses, and how they differ.
Unfortunately, cataracts are just a part of getting older. At least three in five people will develop cataracts, in which the transparent lens of the eye turns cloudy. While that’s not quite encouraging news, it is encouraging to know that medical advances over the past few years means better vision post-cataract surgery better than ever before.