Results from the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study (LALES) confirm that diabetes is a top risk factor for vision loss among Hispanics. nike air max thea nike air jordan soldes LALES and other large studies have found that people who have diabetes are more likely to develop serious and potentially blinding diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataract and glaucoma. Officiel Christian Louboutin avis bottes ugg Hispanics are more likely to develop diabetes than other groups.

Preventing Vision Loss in Hispanics

Preventing diabetes or catching and treating it and any related eye diseases in their early stages would go a long way to improving Hispanics’ vision health. new balance pas cher Hispanics are the fastest-growing group in the United States and thus it is important to have routine eye exams especially if you are diabetic and Hispanic. adidas homme adidas femme LALES researchers believe that is our Hispanic population receives thorough exams and care as needed,, the burden of vision loss in US Hispanics could be reduced.

If you are Hispanic and especially if you have diabetes, having regular eye exams is critical to reduce your risk of vision loss. nike homme solde louboutin chaussures 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.

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About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating neurological disease that can cause patients to experience decreased vision due to optic neuritis, an inflammation of the optic nerve, as well as diplopia or double vision. nike air max bw We believe that MS occurs because there is an abnormal response of the body’s immune system whereby it is directed against the central nervous system (CNS), ugg boot outlet which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. basket new balance Within the CNS, the immune system attacks myelin-the fatty substance that surrounds and insulates the nerve fibers as well as the nerve fibers themselves. Mochilas Kanken Classic When any part of the myelin sheath or nerve fiber is damaged or destroyed, nerve impulses traveling to and from the brain and spinal cord are distorted or interrupted, producing a wide variety of symptoms.

About Optical Coherence (OCT) Eye Testing for MS

In our office, we routinely use very precise imaging technology called Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) as part of evaluation, diagnosis and monitoring glaucoma and retina diseases because it allows us to examine the actual nerve fibers of the retina and the optic nerve.

Recent research has taught us that OCT can be used to monitor the degree of atrophy of specific retinal layers-called the “inner plexiform layer” and “ganglion cell layer”-and used as an as an indicator of neuronal tissue damage in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). timberland soldes For patients with Multiple Sclerosis this is quite valuable as it gives us a non invasive in office test, that in concert with their neurologists, helps us help patients asses the stability of their disease as well as their response to new medications or treatments.

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with MS or has questions about the eye problems that can be associated with Multiple Sclerosis, please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, new balance running 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.

About Nearsighted Progression

Anyone who has a child or teenager who is becoming more and more nearsighted each year wants to know if there are ways we can prevent the progression of myopia. Fjallraven Kanken Backpack timberland earthkeepers bottes Over the years there has been discussion of trying to under correct the nearsightedness, rather than prescribing the full correction, in order to slow down nearsighted prescription changes. Kanken No 2 new balance 2017 Researchers reporting in Grafe’s Archives for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmologystudied the effects of undercorrection of myopia on myopia progression and eye length elongation in a population of 12-year-olds. new balance They followed more than 2,000 children for 1 year and used careful analysis to consider the effects of how much near work, how much outdoor activity and the amount of time glasses were actually used as well as the degree of nearsightedness. new balance 574 louboutin femme They tested them by measuring their cycloplegic auto refraction, axial length of the eye, visual acuity and near vision focusing lag. timberland soldes The results demonstrated that over a period of 1 year, prescribing an undercorrection or full correction of myopia by wearing spectacles did not show any differences in myopia progression. nike air max 2012 Whether this would be the same result for younger children, or if the correction was prescribed in contact lenses or over a longer period of time is not certain but initially suggests that it is not helpful to under correct nearsighted children with glasses to slow myopic progression.

If you or someone you know have questions about nearsightedness, types of correction for nearsightedness including glasses, contact lenses of even LASIK, 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.

About Angle Closure Glaucoma

Angle Closure Glaucoma is a type of glaucoma caused by a blockage or complete closure of the drainage structure of the eye called the trabecular meshwork. ugg australia asics gel lyte 5 The trabecular meshwork is actually a fine filter, and if it is blocked or obstructed by any alteration in the size or shape of the surrounding structures, or by change in the size or shape of the tissue itself, it will cause the intraocular pressure (IOP) to elevate. ugg australia classic new balance pas cher In instances where the meshwork becomes blocked abruptly, it will cause a sudden rise in the intraocular pressure (IOP), resulting in Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma. adidas homme ugg pas cher Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma is characterized by this sudden rise in pressure which will cause pain, redness, light sensitivity, colored haloes around lights, nausea or vomiting, and blurred vision, and if left untreated permanent loss of vision.

Medications Can Cause Angle Closure Glaucoma

In patients who may already be at risk for Angle Closure Glaucoma because they have certain tissue and anatomical features inside their eyes, certain medications can significantly increase their risk. Two medications that are worth mentioning are the antidepressants Wellbutrin (Buproprion) and Topamax® (Topiramate). UGG Bottes While both of these are often used to treat mild to moderate depression, they are also used to help patients stop smoking! Researchers reporting a study in Archives of Ophthalmology found that the risk of angle-closure glaucoma in patients younger than 50 years was twice as high in patients taking Wellbutrin and more than 5 times higher in patients taking Topamax®.

If you or someone you know is being treated for depression or has been prescribed Wellbutrin or Topamax® to help stop smoking, please make sure you tell your eye doctor and ask about your risk of Angle Closure Glaucoma, as well as become familiar with the symptoms above. ugg australia bailey button nike air max flyknit ultra 2.0 If you have not had an eye exam with glaucoma testing and are taking these medications, 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.

Eye Injury in Children

Eye injury remains the leading cause of monocular blindness in children, despite the fact that 90% of injuries are potentially preventable. basket air jordan soldes Children playing with pets require supervision and education on how to treat pets. nike air max 2018 Children interact with animals in a variety of situations, and the associated dangers may be underestimated by parents and those supervising children. nike air max 90 homme Eye injuries in children from pets can often be serious and cause severe eye problems-but they too are preventable. buy ff14 gil nike air max 1 It is not uncommon for children’s dog bite injuries to include corneal abrasions, corneal and sclera lacerations or punctures of the eye itself, all of which at a minimum require aggressive treatment and in many instances repeated surgery. nike air presto adidas pas cher Further, animals are capable of causing damage to the delicate tissue of the eyelids and surrounding tissue that can be cosmetically and visually devastating-also requiring multiple surgeries.

Typically, when very small children-age 4 and younger-are bitten by dogs, eye injuries occur about 15% of the time. adidas messi The dog is usually one the child is familiar with, and second attacks by the same dog are likely to cause more serious injury. It is recommended that any dog that bites a child be removed from the household. Asics 2017 nike air huarache With caution, education and supervision pets and children can be quite compatible but does require some care.

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about children’s eye injuries, especially from pets such as dogs, 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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When to Have Kids’ Eye Exams

At The Eye Clinic of Texas we are often asked about the best time to have kids’ eyes screened, examined and evaluated for eye health and vision problems. asics aaron timberland pas cher The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommend that your child’s eyes be screened for problems at birth, by 6 months of age, at 3 to 4 years of age, at 5 years of age, and every following year. new balance femme asics gel lyte 3 Getting your kids eyes checked and screened regularly is critical for finding any issues that should be caught treated early. asics gel lyte v timberland discount In most instances it may not actually be necessary for your child to have an exam with an eye doctor as your pediatrician can do the initial screenings at the routine well child visits. soldes timberland nike soldes running However, for preemies or if there is any family history of childhood eye problems it’s probably a good idea to bring them in to see us and we might recommend more frequent or more detailed exams.

If you or someone you know would like to learn more or schedule a kids 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.

About 20% of patients with cataracts either have somewhat high IOP or actually have glaucoma and require treatment. nike soldes nike roshe run For these patients with either a high eye pressure or who are actually being treated for glaucoma, there is good news in that one of the effects of cataract surgery is to lower their eye pressure.

Research on Cataract Surgery & Lowering Eye Pressure

According to a report in Current Opinion in Ophthalmology researchers reviewed the effect that cataract surgery had on eye pressure-or intraocular pressure (IOP). ffxiv gold From their review, there are sufficient data to suggest that cataract surgery provides a lowering effect on IOP in the long term and the amount of the lowering is proportional to the preoperative IOP. nike soldes running That is, eyes with higher preoperative IOP have the greatest average lowering, whereas eyes with IOP in the lower range of statistically normal tend to have an IOP that is unchanged from before cataract surgery, or even higher following cataract surgery.

If you or someone you know has cataracts, high eye pressure or even glaucoma and is thinking about cataract surgery, please share this information and ask them to call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

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Can eating a Mediterranean diet provide help for dry eyes or dry eye problems? We know that research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer, timberland homme as well as a reducing the incidence of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Recently, adidas superstar femme researchers tried to determine whether eating a Mediterranean diet could provide help for dry eyes. Reporting in the journal Cornea, ugg bailey button the researchers had patients fill out the Block Food Frequency Questionnaire and the Dry Eye Questionnaire 5 and then studied their tear film and measured its quality and quantity and measured the serum level of Vitamin D for each patient.

The final results suggested that eating a Mediterranean diet was NOT associated with an improvement in dry eye symptoms and complaints but higher vitamin D levels had a small but favorable effect on dry eye syndrome symptoms. So, while the Mediterranean diet itself doesn’t directly reduce dry eye symptoms, chaussure timberland homme it does seem to be an eating plan that can help promote health and prevent disease for your whole family.

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What do calcium, osteoporosis and cataracts have to do with each other? Most people are aware that calcium plays an important role in bone health and the occurrence of osteoporosis. But, nike air presto most people are unaware that calcium is also an important factor in cataract formation and development.

Research on Calcium, Osteoporosis & Cataract Development

Researchers reporting in the journal Clinical Ophthalmology shared some interesting information regarding an association between cataracts, cataract surgery and osteoporosis.

 

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The researchers evaluated the association between osteoporosis and cataracts.

First the noted that age, female sex, higher socioeconomic class, smoking, chronic renal failure, air jordan 11 hyperthyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel diseases are all associated with an increased prevalence of osteoporosis. nike air max femme pas cher Then through careful statistical modeling also found that these factors and osteoporosis are ALL associated with an increased prevalence of cataracts.

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