Eyelids & Dry Eye Problems

Sometimes we are surprised by the many conditions and circumstances that can cause you to have dry eye problems. Adidas Soldes timberland femme We know that many common medications, including those for blood pressure and allergies can certainly cause dry eyes. bns gold We know that the hormonal changes associated with menopause can cause dry eyes as well as certain environmental conditions of dustiness, breeziness or dryness you might encounter. Compra Mochilas Kanken basket nike air max 1 We also know that problems with eyelid inflammation, called blepharitis, or systemic inflammatory diseases as well as contact lens wear can contribute to dry eye symptoms. bottes ugg pas cher Now, according to research we reviewed in Cornea we also know that loose eyelids may also cause a disruption of the normal tear film and lead to dry eye complaints. adidas chaussures In a study of some 138 patients, those who had loose eyelids were much more likely to suffer from sensations of grittiness, in adequate tear film quality and quantity and dry spots on their cornea-all key sign and symptoms of dry eye. Adidas Soldes nike femme solde The researchers concluded that eyelid laxity or looseness should be tested in anyone with dry eye complaints as it might be a source of the problem.

If you or someone you know is bothered by dry eyes please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

“I had never had an eye exam before in my life. UGG Bottes timberland femme My wife made me schedule an appointment at The Eye Clinic of Texas to see Dr. ugg pas cher Fradkin. adidas zx flux homme My pride would not allow me to accept that I was getting older and needed glasses to help me see up close. nike air huarache pas cher Being a mechanic, it is important for me to be able to see small things and read the part numbers. nike roshe run It became so frustrating having to ask someone to read the part numbers for me. When I arrived at my appointment, I was greeted by a friendly staff. The exam wasn’t as bad as I anticipated it to be and as I already expected, I needed glasses. adidas superstar ugg australia bailey button The optician, Tiffany, recommended an Oakley frame because it is durable and the nose pieces on it would prevent my glasses from falling down while I was working on cars. asics soldes Even though I did not want to accept that my vision deteriorated, I am extremely satisfied with the care I received at the clinic and appreciate the recommendation of the Oakley frame. nike air max pas cher The glasses have worked well for me at my job.”-Aaron P., Mechanic

If you or someone you know would like to learn more or be fit with eyeglasses, sunglasses or digital high definition eyeglass lenses call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

Teri M told us about her cataract surgery experience…

“I initially came to ECOT for a routine eye exam to update my glasses. nike air max 90 chaussure nike cortez I had a few complaints like glare and halo when I drove at night and I also felt like I saw a fog in my vision. nike air max 90 I thought my glasses were just old since I hadn’t had an eye exam in many years. Upon my exam, it was determined that I had cataracts and needed surgery. It wasn’t something I was prepared to hear that day, especially since I thought I was having just a regular exam. After speaking with the surgery counselor and again with Dr. Van, I felt confident in ECOT care and had my first cataract surgery last June. asics soldes nike free WOW is all I could say. Fjallraven Kanken mini 2017 asics I was seeing things that I hadn’t seen so bold and vibrant since I was a kid. I absolutely could not wait for the second surgery which was 2 weeks later. Once both eyes had been operated on, I now only need glasses to read. chaussure adidas zx flux I started driving at night again. adidas ultra boost nike free run I am so happy now that I was diagnosed with cataracts on that visit because you don’t realize how bad your vision is or was until after surgery and my vision is excellent!

If you or someone you know is concerned about symptoms of cataracts such as cloudy vision, glare sensitivity or difficulty with night driving or would like to learn more about cataract surgery & lens implants call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

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Injections for Advanced Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy progresses in stages that reflect the severity of the disease. asics duomax Adidas Zx pas cher Proliferative diabetic retinopathy is a more advanced stage and requires treatment. ugg classic mini Therapeutic injections for proliferative diabetic retinopathy represent a sound treatment for some patients with this advanced stage of diabetic retinopathy where blood vessels in the retina begin to grow, or proliferate, many which are fragile and more likely leak and bleed. air max pas cher Proliferative diabetic retinopathy is a significant cause of vision loss if left untreated. nike air huarache nike air max 2014 Reporting on a clinical trial in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers compared the visual outcomes in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy who underwent either anti-VEGF treatment or Panretinal photocoagulation laser treatment. new balance avis They found in many respects the outcomes of the group receiving injections were better in that the average vision over the two years in the injection group was better than the laser group, and the patients with the injections had less peripheral vision loss, required fewer future surgeries and developed fewer complications in the macular area of the eye.

If you or someone you know has diabetes, it is important to have regular diabetic eye exams to prevent vision loss from diabetic eye disease complications called diabetic retinopathy. nike air huarache Early detection, diagnosis and treatment are the keys to preventing vision loss from diabetic retinopathy. new balance pas cher ugg classic mini If you need a diabetic eye exam please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

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A study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has shown that hyperopia in preschool children is associated with significantly worse performance on a test of early literacy. adidas zx flux nike air max 2012 The results of the Vision in Preschoolers–Hyperopia in Preschoolers (VIP–HIP) study, which compared 4 and 5-year old children with uncorrected hyperopia to children with normal vision, found that children with moderate hyperopia-3 to 6 diopters of correction-did significantly worse on the Test of Preschool Early Literacy (TOPEL) than their “normal vision” peers. nike air max tn soldes A diopter is the lens power needed to correct vision to normal. nike internationalist In general, the higher the diopter, the worse the hyperopia. ugg chaussons nike air max 90 This study suggests that an untreated vision problem in preschool, in this case one that makes it harder for children to see things up close, can create literacy deficits that affect grade school readiness. cheap ffxiv gil In most children with hyperopia, the condition is mild and has little impact on vision. A small number of preschool children have high hyperopia-more than 6 diopters-that is corrected with eyeglasses. Adidas soldes It’s estimated that 4-14% have moderate hyperopia, which often goes undiagnosed and untreated. The results revealed significantly worse performance on the TOPEL among children with uncorrected moderate hyperopia, especially those who also had reduced near visual function, including clarity of binocular vision and depth perception.

If you or someone you know has a school age child who has not had an eye exam, please make sure they are evaluated for vision problems as this can affect their reading readiness, literacy and overall school performance. nike air max femme pas cher 2018 nike air max Please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

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Obamacare was supposed to help patients become better healthcare consumers by allowing them to shop for high deductible health plans at lower cost. new balance Asics gel nimbus pas cher High deductible health plans are sold as a way for consumers to take greater control over managing their medical costs, but new research shows people on those plans are no better at price shopping for health care professionals or services than people on traditional insurance. baskets new balance pas cher ugg olsen The study surveyed more than 1,000 “high deductible” health insurance enrollees of which 71% believe out of pocket costs were important to consider when choosing a doctor. asics gel lyte 3 ugg pour homme They compared this to 852 enrollees traditional of “low deductible” plans and they had the exact same perspective. nike roshe run adidas yeezy boost The researchers also found that during their last use of medical care, the “high deductible” plan enrollees were no more likely than traditional plan enrollees to consider going to another professional for care or to compare out of pocket costs across health care professionals. ugg australia classic nike air zoom pegasus They concluded that “having more skin in the game” makes no difference on how consumers shop for health care and insurance.

If you need help understanding your health insurance as it relates to any aspect of eye care service we provide please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

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Glaucoma is an eye disease that if untreated can damage the optic nerve, impair vision and cause blindness. asics basket adidas superstar It is particularly sight threatening in that in its most common form it doesn’t strike the patient with any warnings or symptoms. asics soldes Thus, becoming familiar with glaucoma risk factors is worthwhile for all patients. Fjällräven Kånken timberland 6-inch premium While we have known for quite some time about the increased risk among family members and certain ethnic and racial backgrounds, those patients of Latino or African, ancestry are clearly at greater risk for high pressure within the eye and thus should be aware of the need for routine eye exams and glaucoma testing at the direction of their eye doctor. Kånken Rucksäcke nike pegasus Researchers from the UIC College of Medicine analyzed data from 3,541 participants 40 and older from the Mexican American Glaucoma Genetic Study, part of the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study and found that as the percent of African ancestry went up, intraocular pressure rose.

According to a report in the journal Ophthalmology, African ancestry carried more risk for high intraocular pressure than high body mass index, older age and high blood pressure-factors known to contribute to increased pressure inside the eye. asics gel pas cher nike huarache The key to preventing vision loss from glaucoma is early detection, diagnosis and treatment.

If you or some you know has known glaucoma risk factors including diabetes, high blood pressure, is a smoker, has a family history of glaucoma, obesity or suffers from sleep apnea and you are of Latino or African ancestry, it is quite important that you have regular eye exams and glaucoma testing. Chaussures Adidas chaussure timberland pas cher Please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

If you have cataracts or are considering cataract surgery and lens implants, if you are a good candidate, it is pretty likely that your cataract surgeon will offer you the option of a multifocal lens implant in addition to the standard monofocal lens implant. adidas yeezy boost The objective of using a multifocal lens implant to correct vision after cataract surgery is to help patients become less dependent or completely independent of glasses after their cataract is removed. ugg chaussons A multifocal lens implant allows patients to see at a range of far, arms’ length and near without glasses whereas a monofocal will require the patient to still need glasses for most arms’ length or close vision tasks. ugg homme Whenever we present or recommend this option to our patients they almost always ask, “Which one is better?” or “Which one will I be most satisfied with?” A multisite clinical trial was conducted and reported on in the Journal of Refractive Surgerythat compared outcomes and patient satisfaction of monofocal vs. nike air max 2013 asics gel lyte 3 multifocal lens implants after cataract surgery.

Results of Cataract Surgery with Monofocal vs. Asics 2017 new balance Multifocal Lens Implants

The results showed both monofocal and multifocal IOLs provided good clinical outcomes. More patients receiving multifocal IOLs attained better uncorrected visual acuity at a range of distances and spectacle independence compared with patients who received monofocal IOLs. fjallraven kanken bag ugg prix france Patient satisfaction was significantly better in the multifocal group.

If you or some you know suspects they have a cataract or is considering cataract surgery and lens implants and wishes to schedule a cataract and lens implant eye exam, please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

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Whenever we see children who need eyeglasses-especially those who need correction for nearsightedness to see clearly at distance for the first time-parents always want to know if the prescription will get worse, and if the parent wears eyeglasses, did this cause the child to need glasses. UGG Bottes We have always known that there seems to be a familial predisposition so that children of myopic parents tend to become myopic or nearsighted and need glasses. asics tiger ffxiv Items According to research published in the journal of the Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica Foundationwhere a 22-year long study evaluated the parental influence on nearsightedness and its progression, there is no meaningful influence of the parent’s nearsightedness on boys, but there is a clear statistical influence on both the prevalence of nearsightedness and its progression among girls. basket adidas zx flux asics france Further, the cause of the nearsightedness seems to be related to corneal anatomy and its refractive power rather than the length of the eye.

It is important for all children to have regular eye heath and vision exams. bottes ugg asics gel lyte 3 Vision problems in kids can contribute to literacy problems and delays, overall learning problems and even the perception of attention and behavioral problems. timberland pas cher asics soldes Please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

laser toys for kids

Inexpensive and extremely powerful lasers that are incorporated in toys are now available for purchase on the Internet. Laser pointers used for presentations or as toys typically have outputs of 5 milliwatts (mW) or less, usually in the red wavelength. new balance soldes These lasers are generally harmless to the human eye in short exposures. ffxiv gold new balance france Ophthalmic lasers for treating diabetic retinopathy typically have a power output of 50 to 100 mW and come in a variety of wavelengths, depending on the clinical application. new balance femme If misused, the lasers are capable of causing severe eye damage. ugg grise timberland femme Such lasers are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not available for public use. However, foreign companies sell lasers over the Internet that have outputs of up to 200 mW or more in dangerous green wavelengths.

These lasers can cause eye injuries plus confusion for eye doctors. chaussure timberland pas cher ugg soldes 2017 Children who suffer eye damage from lasers may be misdiagnosed with genetic eye disorders and undergo expensive and unnecessary testing. Fjallraven Kanken Mochilas nike dynamo It’s never advisable for children to play with lasers, but it’s especially worrisome that these devices are becoming more dangerous. The increased accessibility and stronger power of these devices most likely explains the sizable number of cases of eye damage in children being reported over the past two years.

If you or someone you know needs information or help with a laser toy eye injury in children please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.