19 Dec 2014
People generally associate smoking with numerous health related diseases, including cancer of the lungs. It is doubtful if they know that smoking can cause loss of vision, dry eye syndrome, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, AMD (age related macular degeneration), and cataracts. Those who smoke in excess of 15 cigarettes per day are more likely to suffer from AMD compared to non-smokers. Even passive smoking (people who inhale air polluted with cigarette smoke) increases age related macular degeneration.
18 Dec 2014
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), color blindness is the inability to see colors in the normal/expected/usual way. A report published by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) shows that up to 32 million American have some form of colorblindness. In addition, colorblindness tends to affect men. The aforementioned WSJ report states that eight percent of American men have this condition compared to just 0.5% of women. Here is some more information about this topic:
17 Dec 2014
Cataracts can affect persons of all ages and walks of life. However, they appear more frequently among persons over 40 years old. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness or vision loss all across various parts of the world. Thankfully, cataracts are in many cases treatable with surgery. In fact, cataracts are considered the most popular form of treatable vision loss or blindness.
12 Dec 2014
Cataract, the most common cause of blindness, causes loss of vision due to opacification of the eye lens caused due to buildup of protein. Buildup of new lens cells outside the eye lens compresses the older cells into the center of the eye lens, causing cataract.
11 Dec 2014
Cataracts are currently the leading cause of blindness. In fact, by the age of 80, half of all Americans will have or have had cataracts. The progression of this disease is often slow and can be treated. If left untreated, permanent blindness can occur.
08 Dec 2014
Many women wear makeup to enhance their appearance, add color to their cheeks and lips, and emphasize the look of their eyes. While eye cosmetics such as eye shadow, mascara and eye liner will emphasize your eyes beautifully, they may also harm your eyes and interfere with your vision. Eye cosmetics are safety tested products made from generally safe materials; as long as you apply and use them appropriately you should have no problems. Protect your eyes and vision by learning the potential dangers to your eyes from the use of eye cosmetics and how to protect yourself from those dangers.
05 Dec 2014
It has been estimated that roughly 50% of all patients who get LASIK surgery to correct their vision then experience a side effect that is known as dry eye. As a local eye specialist Fort Worth has to offer will confirm, this makes it one of the most common side effects that has been noted. In the vast majority of cases, the condition is mild, and it only lasts for a short amount of time. However, there have been reports of people suffering from dry eye months after LASIK, and rare reports have indicated that patients have even noticed it years after the procedure.
04 Dec 2014
If you have less-than-perfect vision and are tired of relying on glasses or contacts to correct this problem, then you may be on your way to exploring your options. There are many corrective procedures available that would prevent the need for any corrective devices, with LASIK being top on the list. LASIK is one of the most effective and affordable methods to restore vision. If you’re not sure whether LASIK is the right choice for you, then here are some aspects of LASIK to consider, which can help you make your decision:
04 Dec 2014
When it comes to the LASIK doctors Fort Worth has, there are many options, and athletes appear to be the sort of people who could benefit from their services. Emergency rooms in hospitals are full of athletes, who have broken their glasses while playing their chosen sport. Also, glasses have a tendency to slide and slip as an athlete sweats, which adversely impacts on game strategies and training. Although LASIK eliminates the requirement for contacts and glasses, athletes still have to schedule time off from playing sport to recover. Fourteen days is the minimum amount of recovery time needed, and this could be considerably longer, based on the particular sport.