As we close out National Glaucoma Awareness month, it’s important to address diagnosing glaucoma. How do optometrists diagnose glaucoma? What tests are involved? Which information is more useful or important in diagnosing glaucoma? Diagnosing glaucoma is really about identifying pieces of the puzzle and putting them together to give a […]
January is National Glaucoma Awareness month. Increasing awareness is a big priority for many eye doctors for 3 reasons. First, glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. Second, blindness from glaucoma is preventable. Third, it’s estimated that nearly half of the people who have glaucoma don’t even […]
Preeclampsia is a complication during pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, and signs of damage to other organ system–most often the kidneys. It usually begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy in women who previously had normal blood pressure. Even slight rises in blood pressure during this period of pregnancy can […]
THE BAD NEWS: Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. To make it worse, researchers estimate that half of glaucoma patients in the U.S. don’t realize that they have it because it steals sight little by little a long period of time. Think Peter Gibbons’ (Ron Livingston) scheme to electronically steal fractions of […]
Not too many people think of their annual visit to their optometrist as an opportunity to save their life, but when a dilated retinal exam is performed there is the possibility of finding warning signs for potentially life-threatening health issues. This is the case when an optometrist finds a retinal […]
A recent study showed that dilated eye exams were a low-cost method of increasing quality of life for seniors. The study revealed that, in patients with no previously diagnosed eye problems, a dilated eye exam increased the quality of life of the individual 7 x more than just a simple […]
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What is Glaucoma? Wow! That’s a loaded question, and I’m glad to get that question from patients every day. I’m so glad because a better public awareness of glaucoma will be key to preventing the blinding effects of the disease. Statistics and scientific data are a little boring sometimes, […]