People with cataract related vision loss who have had cataract surgery to improve their sight are living longer than those with visual impairment who chose not to have the procedure, according to research published in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. basket nike tn soldes Infact, the researchers found a 40 percent lower long-term mortality risk in those who had the cataract surgery.

This research is from data gathered in the Blue Mountains Eye Study, a population-based study of vision and common eye diseases in an older Australian population. adidas stan smith nike homme solde Adjustments were made for age and gender as well as a number of mortality risk factors, including hypertension, diabetes, smoking, cardiovascular disease, body mass index and measures of frailty and other disease. new balance mrl996 Follow-up visits took place after five and ten years since the baseline exam.

Previous research had indicated that older persons with visual impairment were likely to have greater mortality risk than their age peers with normal vision, and that cataract surgery might reduce this risk. bottes timberland pas cher nike air jordan soldes These studies – unlike the Blue Mountains Eye Study – compared people who had undergone cataract surgery with those in the general population or with those who had not had cataract surgery, and did not link vision status to the surgical status.

The association between correction of cataract-related visual impairment and reduced mortality risk is not clearly understood, but plausible factors may include improvements in physical and emotional well-being, optimism, greater confidence associated with independent living after vision improvement, as well as greater ability to comply with prescription medications.

Cataract is a leading cause of treatable visual impairment that will affect more than half of all Americans by the time they are 80 years old. basket adidas zx flux blade and soul gold Cataract surgery to remove the opaque lens and replace it with an artificial lens implant is one of the most common surgeries performed in the U.S. nike internationalist today and is regarded as a very successful procedure of cataract treatment. nike air max 2017 soldes bottes ugg australia Today, at The Eye Clinic of Texas we provide a safe, reproducible and gentle cataract surgery procedure in conjunction with advanced technology lens implants to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and even the near vision focusing problems of aging to help patients be independent of eyeglasses after their cataract surgery. If cataracts have made completing everyday tasks difficult, if you are having difficulty with night driving or feel your are not quite as mobile as you would like-cataract surgery should be discussed with Drs.

“Women seeing me for their eye exams experiencing near vision or presbyopia related focusing problems are often surprised to learn that the need bifocals or reading glasses earlier than men,” noted Ophthalmologist Dr. asics tiger soldes nike air max pas cher Da-Thuy Van of The Eye Clinic of Texas with offices serving greater Houston & Galveston. asics gel lyte 3 Researchers reporting the journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (IOVS) found that women tend to need bifocals sooner to correct their near vision and the onset of presbyopia-the age related near vision focusing problem. Mochilas Kanken No.2 The studies show that presbyopia, the inability to see at a close distance that occurs with age, is more common in women. air jordan 1 soldes While men and women need bifocals as they age, the need is more common among women and tends to hit them at younger ages than men. bottes ugg pour homme new balance femme It is believed that while men and women appeared to actually have the same focusing ability when looking at nearby objects, because women are generally shorter than the men, with proportionally shorter arm lengths, they needed to hold objects closer to their faces when reading and thus required the near vision presbyopia correction of bifocals, reading glasses or even bifocal contact lenses sooner.

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about near vision, focusing problems or presbyopia please call The Eye Clinic of Texas at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or facebook.com/ecot.lasik to schedule an appointment.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation. adidas gazelle femme air jordan 31 We are a leading eye care practice serving the greater Houston, Galveston, League City and Texas City area that provides all aspects of general, medical, surgical, laser and optical eye care services. nike air presto Our Board Certified Ophthalmologists perform Laser Eye Surgery such as LASIK, Cataract Surgery & Lens Implants using advanced technology IOLs to correct complex problems such as astigmatism and near vision focusing problems including presbyopia, diagnosis and management of glaucoma, diagnosis and management of diabetic retinopathy, diagnosis and management of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Pediatric Ophthalmology.

Houston cataract patients should have a clear understanding that if they experience night driving problems it may very well be due to their cataracts. asics france soldes timberland 2017 “Patients constantly tell me that one of the most troubling things about their vision with cataracts is how disturbing they can be while driving at night,” said Dr. nike blazer Da-Thuy Van, a Houston Cataract Surgeon at The Eye Clinic of Texas. nike air max flyknit ultra 2.0 “Driving at night is already difficult enough as reduced lighting can cause you to misjudge distances and boundaries like the edge of the road as well as simply causing an overall dimming of your vision,” Dr. Fjallraven Mochilas Baratas Adidas Soldes Van further explained. adidas superstar 2 soldes nike air max flyknit ultra 2.0 “So, if you are becoming fearful of night driving with a cataract and you have been told that you have the beginning of a cataract it might well be time to consider whether cataract surgery might be a good option to help you regain your night driving comfort level,” Dr. timberland pas cher Van recommended.

If you or someone you know feels they have night driving problems that might be related to cataracts or has a question about cataracts, cataract surgery or lens implants please feel free to schedule an eye exam by calling The Eye Clinic of Texas at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or facebook.com/ecot.lasik to schedule an appointment.

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Sun & UV eye protection in Houston requires some careful considerations, especially as we enter the summer months and in consideration of May being designated Ultraviolet (UV) Eye Protection Awareness Month. Allan Fradkin, M.D., a Galveston & Houston Ophthalmologist at The Eye Clinic of Texas commented on UV protective eyewear and precautions people should take. “The summer months in Houston are a great time to be outdoors-walking, hiking, swimming-going to the beach-and just enjoying our community. soldes timberland 2017 But, with more exposure to the sun and ultraviolet or UV rays on a daily basis, we need to be reminded to use proper UV eye protection”, remarked Dr. Fradkin.

Almost everyone is aware of the potential damage that sunlight and ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause to their skin, however most people do not know or appreciate that ultraviolet light (UV) can also cause significant damage to eye health and vision. Exposure to UV has been linked to many eye problems and in some instances is thought to quicken the onset of eye diseases such as cataract, age related macular degeneration(AMD), certain cancers on the delicate skin around the eye, Pterygia-a growth of white tissue on the surface of the eye-and even Photokeratitis, a type of sunburn of the cornea.

Some precautions regarding UV eye protection include:

  • Always wear sunglasses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays. Sunglasses without UV protection may shade the eyes but actually cause the pupils to dilate, allowing in even more harmful rays.
  • Wear a brimmed hat along with sunglasses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays.
  • Choose wrap-around sunglasses to protect the eyes and the skin around the eyes.
  • Be aware that although some contact lenses may offer UV protection, they cannot protect the entire eye and the skin around it.
  • Choose sunglasses made of unbreakable polycarbonate, especially for children and for those who lead active lifestyles.
  • Be sure to ask your doctor about the photosensitizing side effects of any medications that you might take.
  • Always wear eye protection when using a tanning bed. According the American Academy of Ophthalmology, tanning beds can produce UV levels up to 100 times more than the sun, which can cause serious damage to the external and internal structures of the eye and eyelids.

Today we have wide range of UV protecting eyeglass lenses available to choose from. Eye protection from UV needs to be complete but doesn’t have to be overly expensive. nike air max 1 High quality sunglasses should block out 99-100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation. nike air max bw It is also important to have UV protection in everyday eyewear, which is readily available with a number of UV blocking eyeglass lens materials, specialized coatings and photochromic lenses.

Patients visiting Texas EyeWear at The Eye Clinic of Texas can speak with our staff who will be able to provide the proper counseling and fitting of UV protecting lenses and eyewear. bottes timberland These eye care professionals can offer a wide variety of UV blocking lenses, coatings and color changing lenses to keep you safe.

If you or someone you know has a question or concerns about ultraviolet (UV) eye damage and injury and how to select protective eyewear please feel free to call Texas EyeWear at The Eye Clinic of Texas at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or facebook.com/ecot.lasik to schedule an appointment.

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Contact lenses can help self esteem for teens according to Galveston & Houston Ophthalmologist Allan Fradkin, M.D. of The Eye Clinic of Texas. louboutin paris “Contact lenses can play an important role in helping adolescents-especially teenagers-with some difficult times for their self esteem and self image. asics france asics gel kayano Teens and tweens are often quite challenged during adolescence by the “Trifecta of Awkwardness-braces, acnes and glasses!” commented Dr. Fradkin. “I know all too well from my own kids, the peer pressure and insecurity created by concerns about appearance at these ages,” Dr. Chaussures adidas running Fradkin stated.

Not being able to play sports or worrying about how they look can leave many teens feeling anxious, stressed out and unhappy. https://www.goldufo.com “We love fitting children in this age group with contact lenses because we routinely see that teens who wear contact lenses benefit beyond simply correcting their vision. Asics 2017 asics pas cher They typically improve in how they feel about their physical appearance, their acceptance among friends and of course their ability to play sports,” further explained Dr. ugg homme louboutin chaussures Fradkin.

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“From time to time we get the opportunity to provide a LASIK consultation for a Houston patient who asks if they might just be too old for LASIK surgery,” shared Galveston & Houston LASIK Surgeon Bernard Milstein, M.D. nike air max bw “I recently examined a 72 year old gentleman who wanted to know if he was too old for LASIK,” shared Dr. nike air max thea NAME. asics gel kayano “In reviewing his general health he was in good shape-and after his eye exam I was comfortable that his eye health, corneal health and tear film were quite good. His retinas were normal and he had a bare trace of a cataract in one eye that had been there and stable for 3 or 4 years but it corrected to 20/20 with his -7.00 D eyeglass correction. Most importantly he couldn’t tolerate contact lenses and was a fairly active tennis player and hiker-so we scheduled him for LASIK,” explained Dr. Soldes Louboutin Milstein. “We did however explain that he was going to need to either wear reading glasses or consider having monovision to help with his near vision presbyopia focusing problem that we all have after 40 or so.”

As long as they have a tangible reason for wanting LASIK so that it will improve their lifestyle, people thinking about having Laser Eye Surgery can do so without worrying about being too old for LASIK as long as they have healthy eyes, a health cornea, sufficient tears and are free of cataracts or retinal diseases.If you are someone you know would like to find out if you are a good candidate for LASIK please callThe Eye Clinic of Texas at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or facebook.com/ecot.lasik to schedule an appointment.

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Greater Houston patients concerned about their risk of macular degeneration should be encouraged by The Beaver Dam Eye Study as reported in the British Journal of Ophthalmology which suggests that regular exercise can improve and decrease the risk of age related macular degeneration (AMD). basket nike What doeye health and exercise have in common-actually quite a bit?

“AMD is one of the most common causes of vision loss among seniors and those over 50 years old. It affects central vision, which is important for driving, reading and seeing faces,” said Bernard Milstein, M.D. of The Eye Clinic of Texas serving greater Houston & Galveston.

Participants of the study were composed of about 4,000 women and men who were followed for more than 15 years, conducting eyes tests and recording their levels of exercise. They were aged 43 to 86 and were assessed every five years starting in 1988. air jordan en soldes Considering other factors like age, weight, and blood fat levels, those participants who were active lowered their chances in developing AMD by up to 70% when compared to those who barely had any exercise. louboutin homme Those who regularly walk were found to have lowered their chances to 30%.

But how much exercise is enough? The U.S. Department of Agriculture has recommended 90 minutes every day. This should be enough if you have an active job or walk during the say but would probably require you to do more if you have a sedentary lifestyle. Mochilas Kanken No.2 It may help if you wear a pedometer, just to know how much you are walking. You can also try other forms of exercise such as cycling, golf, gardening, swimming, and other sports activities. Compra Mochilas Kanken Cleaning your house can even be of great help.

So how much does exercise to help eye health? It is a little too hard to tell exactly how exercise exactly affects eye health but here are some facts to give you some idea:

  • Exercise can lower eye pressure helping to reduce the risk of glaucoma.
  • Exercise can help prevent half of the cases of type 2 diabetes, a known risk for significant vision loss from diabetic retinopathy.
  • Exercise improves the health of the cardiovascular system by lowering triglycerides and increasing HDL levels. Macular degeneration has been known to be caused by some factors of heart disease.
  • Exercise can make us less likely to perform risk taking activities which can damage our health as well as that of others.

If you or someone you know has questions about exercise, macular degeneration and eye health please feel free to call The Eye Clinic of Texas at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or facebook.com/ecot.lasik to schedule an appointment.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation. We are a leading eye care practice serving the greater Houston, Galveston, League City and Texas City area that provides all aspects of general, medical, surgical, laser and optical eye care services. Our Board Certified Ophthalmologists perform Laser Eye Surgery such as LASIK, Cataract Surgery & Lens Implants using advanced technology IOLs to correct complex problems such as astigmatism and near vision focusing problems including presbyopia, diagnosis and management of glaucoma, diagnosis and management of diabetic retinopathy, diagnosis and management of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Pediatric Ophthalmology.

Houston eye doctors from The Eye Clinic of Texas raised the awareness that excessive drinking of alcohol may predispose you to increased risk of age related macular degeneration (AMD) according to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Mochilas Kanken No.2 By drinking more than the recommended daily amount of alcohol may increase the risk of eye disease such as age related macular degeneration (AMD) is now believed to be greater than for others. new balance avis A standard glass of wine or beer each contains about 15g of alcohol. “It appears from this study that consuming more than 20g of alcohol a day was associated with an increase in early age-related macular degeneration of about 20 per cent in men and women compared with non-drinkers,” noted Ophthalmologist Bernard Milstein, M.D. Fjallraven Kanken Mochilas While many other studies reported the risk of heavy drinking on eye health, there was little evidence until now about the specific association between moderate drinking and age-related macular degeneration.

If you or someone you know has questions about eye health, macular degeneration and drinking alcohol please feel free to call The Eye Clinic of Texas at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or facebook.com/ecot.lasik to schedule an appointment.

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Houston patients concerned about their eye health should be aware that smokers increase their risk of many eye health problems.Especially for younger patients-it is tough to convince them of the increased eye health risks posed by smoking,” stated Galveston & Houston eye doctor Dr. Da-Thuy Van of The Eye Clinic of Texas. “Not smoking from the start is the best choice for eye health-but quitting at any time is one of the most beneficial investments you can make in your long-term eye health. buy ff14 gil Smoking-even in your teens or twenties when your senior years seem far away- increases your future risks for cataract and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). And the more a person smokes, the higher the risks. The good news is that after people quit smoking, their risks for these eye diseases become almost as low as for people who never smoked,” said Dr. Van.

Smoking also raises the risks for cardiovascular diseases that indirectly influence your eyes’ health. timberland roll top pas cher And tobacco smoke, including second-hand smoke, is an irritant that worsens dry eye, a very uncomfortable eye condition that is most common in women after menopause. Smoking increases the risk of serious vision loss in people with other eye diseases. And when women smoke during pregnancy they are more likely to give birth prematurely, putting their babies at higher risk for a potentially blinding disease called retinopathy of prematurity as well as other health problems.

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