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If you’re over 45 years of age, it’s most likely your eye problems are just starting. Millions of folks each year discover that they run the risk of losing their eyesight and independence due to age-related diseases such as: macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, floaters.
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If you’re age 60 and over, your ophthalmologist may have told you that you have a cataract in one or both eyes. They may also have told you that in the not too distant future you’ll have to think about removing it to improve your vision. Many of my patients have asked me my opinion […]
As a cardiologist, I’ve often mentioned to you that what’s good for your heart is good for your brain and your eyes. This may be true because all 3 organs are made of similar tissues and depend on a strong flow of blood and oxygen to stay healthy. Recent statistics, though, show that Americans – […]
I’ve mentioned several times how getting older can affect your eye health. That’s why I’m interested in keeping your eyes, as well as the rest of you, healthy. I’ve just learned of new research that sheds some light on a certain risk factor – especially for men – for developing cataracts. I think you’ll be […]
Many of my patients tell me that one of the worst things they fear about getting older is possible impairment, or loss, of their vision. It’s true, more visual changes occur as you get older as the aging process itself can impact the eyes significantly. Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) is one of the most-feared vision […]
Summer is officially here and probably the last thing you have on your mind is protecting your eyes from developing cataracts. Yet, June is Cataract Awareness Month and for good reason. Bright summer sun is one of the worst offenders of things that can put your eyes at higher risk for developing cataracts. So read […]
One of the most anxiety producing health issues for my patients concerns the impairment, or possible loss of, their vision as they get older. These vision changes can range from not being able to read fine print without glasses or more serious conditions, like retinal detachment, that can cause permanent vision loss. Chances are you’ll […]
In Vision Part I we talked about the role a special antioxidant, carnosine, plays in improving cataracts – the number one cause of vision problems in people over-age 60. Here in part II, I want to tell you about another amazing substance that helps prevent another vision problem associated with aging – ARMD, or age-related […]
Many of my patients are 60 plus, which is the age when cataracts may start to form in one or both eyes. The news from your eye doctor of having a cataract can be very anxiety producing as it always carries with it the dread of “surgery-down-the road”. However, surgery doesn’t have to be the […]
Many of my patients are age 60 and over and as such they have specific health issues. One of their concerns is the healthcare of their eyes and preserving their vision. Recently, I became aware of a study published in Ophthalmology magazine that warned of people over 60 developing a vision-affecting disease called wet-type macular […]
It’s June and that time of year when the summer sun starts showing itself more and more. It’s also when I start to remind my patients about protecting their eyes from bright sunlight to prevent cataracts as cataracts are the leading cause of blindness.