Eye Doctors Say These 5 Eye Diseases are Most Common

It is recommended that you go for an eye checkup at least once every year to help preserve your long-term eye health. Early detection and treatment of eye diseases can help to avoid complications that could result in partial or total blindness. Besides, a routine eye exam can help detect other health conditions such as … Continue reading Eye Doctors Say These 5 Eye Diseases are Most Common

Myopia Associated With Open-Angle Glaucoma

Reuters (6/30, McCook) reports that, according to a┬áreview published online June 20 in the journal Ophthalmology, people with myopia are have a 90% increased risk for developing open-angle glaucoma, with those have severe myopia have an even greater risk. For that reason, experts suggest that people with severe nearsightedness undergo frequent eye exams. Eye experts … Continue reading Myopia Associated With Open-Angle Glaucoma

Taking Care of Your Eye Health is Important

Taking care of your eyes is perhaps one of the most important things that you can do for your health. However, sometimes no matter what steps you take to ensure you stay healthy, you can still get sick. Glaucoma is a disease of the eyes, yet it is actually the name for a group of … Continue reading Taking Care of Your Eye Health is Important

Researchers Pinpoint Factors Key To Glaucoma Progression

HealthDay (5/9, Preidt) reported, "Researchers say they've pinpointed a number of factors that may be key to the progression of the eye disease glaucoma," according to a paper published in the May issue of the journal Archives of Ophthalmology. After analyzing data on 587 patients, investigators "concluded that key risk factors for glaucoma progression included … Continue reading Researchers Pinpoint Factors Key To Glaucoma Progression

Recent Antidepressant Use May Be Associated With Development Of Glaucoma In Seniors

Medscape (3/21, Brauser) reported that, according to research presented at a geriatric psychiatry meeting, "recent use of antidepressants may be linked to the development of acute angle closure glaucoma (AACG) in adults over age 66." In their study involving 5,000 patients with AACG, researchers "found a significantly increased risk for 'any antidepressant exposure' in the … Continue reading Recent Antidepressant Use May Be Associated With Development Of Glaucoma In Seniors