“Dr. Van and all of her staff are wonderful!  They are so helpful and so friendly. I had cataract surgery on both eyes.  It was a painless and pleasant procedure actually. I am very pleased with my vision. My vision was terrible before surgery and I did not realize how bad my vision was until after surgery.  I tell everyone that Dr. Van is an angel straight out of heaven and I would recommend Dr. Van and The Eye Clinic of Texas to everyone!”- Michael D.

If you or someone you know is experiencing cataract symptoms such as cloudy foggy vision, glare or difficult night driving and would like to learn more about cataract surgery & lens implants 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. We are a leading eye care practice serving the greater Houston, Galveston, League City and Texas City with offices at 1100 Gulf Freeway, Suite 114, League City, Texas 77573, 7111 Medical Center Drive, Suite 110, Texas City, Texas 77590 and 2302 Avenue P, Galveston, Texas.

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Glaucoma: Diet, Health & Lifestyle: What You Need to Know!

As glaucoma is a chronic eye disease, we are often asked by glaucoma patients what diet, health and lifestyle factors can helpful or harmful to their eye health. There is a need to separate fact from fiction on recommendations and yet we can all take away some useful and practical information about the effect of diet, health and lifestyle on glaucoma.

Exercise and Glaucoma

One of the typical findings in glaucoma is that patients have an elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). 2018 nike air max Results from a number of studies indicate that aerobic exercise is associated with IOP lowering and according to the findings the change is greater among sedentary individuals than those who were already active and is independent of exercise duration or intensity. bns gold So, even a little aerobic exercise has a positive impact on lowering IOP! For anyone who feels they cannot incorporate exercise into their lifestyle-any kind of movement, even walking, may be beneficial. adidas gazelle pas cher But, the key is consistency as you have to maintain your regimen because there is evidence showing as well that the effect of exercise on IOP does not continue when deconditioning occurs.

Diet and Glaucoma

There are many studies that suggest eating a healthy diet that includes a variety of fruits and vegetables-especially green leafy vegetables-is beneficial. chaussures adidas This advice comes from studies showing that consumption of a diet rich in green leafy vegetables, or with a higher dietary nitrate intake (for which green leafy vegetables are an excellent source), seemed to protect against glaucoma. ugg classic In general there is no harm in increasing your intake of green leafy vegetables–EXCEPT that for patients taking the blood thinner Coumadin® or warfarin, you need to be aware that green leafy vegetables are high in vitamin K and should you should discuss any increase in their green vegetable intake with their primary care doctor so that medication dosages can be adjusted if necessary.

Acupuncture and Glaucoma

Today, many patients express an interest in alternative therapies such as acupuncture for managing treating their glaucoma. In general, according to the results of a well designed clinical study reported on acupuncture treatment for glaucoma in the American Journal of Ophthalmology, acupuncture is unlikely to be beneficial.

If you or someone you know is concerned about their risk of glaucoma or needs to schedule and eye exam including glaucoma testing, 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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Does Physical Activity Help Protect Against Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?

The benefits of staying active throughout life are constantly being reviewed and communicated to people of all ages-but especially seniors. nike sb The benefits include joint and muscle health as well as cognitive processes, mood and cardiovascular health to name a few. chaussures nike femme 2017 ugg bailey button Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the main cause of irreversible severe vision loss in seniors. bottes ugg pas cher new balance running A recent review article presented in the American Journal of Ophthalmology suggested that physical activity is associated with lower odds of early and late AMD in Caucasians. nike kwazi soldes bottes ugg These findings have important implications for staying active throughout life. chaussure adidas bottes timberland However, the authors also felt that additional studies were needed to confirm and further characterize an actual protective effect of physical activity on the onset and/or progression of AMD.

If you or someone you know has a family history of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and is over 50 years of age or is a senior who has not had regular eye exams, please schedule and eye exam to help us help you avoid vision loss. asics gel nimbus 18 soldes nike huarache 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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For certain patients taking oral steroid medications for asthma or severe arthritis can actually elevate their intraocular pressure (IOP) and cause them to develop glaucoma. asics gel lyte 3 soldes In the recent past, asics chaussures it has become very common to treat the symptoms of season allergies-such as a runny nose, itching and sneezing, with Flonase® (Fluticasone) which is administered with an inhaler. nike air max 2013 In fact Flonase® inhalers are now available “over the counter” without a prescription at your local pharmacy so that you can just buy them and begin treating yourself. ugg bailey button Is it safe to use Flonase® inhalers if you are at risk of high eye pressure and are you at even greater risk if you have ocular hypertension or already have glaucoma? According to the results of a clinical study, louboutin femme called the ICOUGH Study presented in the Journal of Glaucoma, there was no clinically significant increase in the average eye pressure in patients with well-controlled open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension after 6 weeks of twice-daily inhaled Flonase®. ugg bailey button boots Thus, nike air max tavas it is generally regarded as safe to use OTC inhalers of Flonase® without causing an increased risk of glaucoma.

If you or someone you know is concerned about their risk of glaucoma or needs to schedule and eye exam including glaucoma testing, 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, adidas chaussures the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

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Which Kids Are Most Likely to Have Sports Eye Injuries?

Sports eye injuries are most likely to occur in kids playing basketball, baseball and participating in cycling according to a study published in JAMA Ophthalmology. adidas nmd Of the 30,000-annual emergency room visits for sports related eye injuries the majority happens to kids under the age of 18. chaussures adidas Basketball and cycling were the two sports most likely to cause eye injuries, while 21 percent of baseball and softball injuries resulted in actual fractures of the bones around the eye, which often require surgery to repair. nike air max 90 timberland soldes Research has shown that wearing sports appropriate protective eyewear can significantly reduce the incidence of sports-related eye injuries. basket nike tn soldes We have witnessed that when appropriate eyewear is available-even if not mandatory-top-performing athletes frequently choose to wear it. nike air max 97 chaussure adidas Wear protective eyewear! The message is clear for sports participants, parents and sports program organizers.

If you or someone you know plays sports recreationally or competitively, take the time to select proper sports protective eyewear to avoid the risk of sports eye injury. Fjällräven Kanken Rucksack nike free 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 started having weird eyesight problems about a year before I actually came in to see Dr. adidas pas cher Van. chaussure timberland homme ugg boots bailey I had difficulty driving at night and the glare and sensitivity to light I had made me very uncomfortable to drive. asics chaussures I also began having trouble seeing things in a distance and near. I assumed I needed new glasses since it had been awhile. timberland homme nike air max 2016 soldes During the exam, Dr. Van diagnosed me with Cataracts and recommended Cataract surgery. ugg australia classic At first I was offended because I thought I was too young to have cataracts but Dr. Buy FF14 items Van reassured me I wasn’t alone and that it is quite common at my age. I am so glad she recommended the surgery. bottes ugg pas cher It was so quick and easy and I had minimal down time. timberland soldes hommes I no longer have trouble in my distance or near vision and I feel extremely safe driving at night! Thank you Dr. Van and The Eye Clinic of Texas staff for making this such a great experience.”- Teri M.

If you or someone you know is experiencing cataract symptoms such as cloudy foggy vision, glare or difficult night driving and would like to learn more about cataract surgery & lens implants 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 a major cause of vision loss worldwide. Adidas Soldes ugg australia classic It affects more than 3 million people in the United States with nearly half being unaware they have the disease. buy ff14 gil During Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding the public that early detection and treatment can help protect your sight.

Glaucoma damages the optic nerve, which transmits visual information from the retina to the brain. asics aaron UGG Bottes Pas Cher Typically, the disease initially has no signs or symptoms. adidas zx flux homme If left untreated, glaucoma can cause irreversible blindness.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that everyone have a comprehensive eye exam at age 40. This exam provides eye doctors an opportunity to carefully examine the eye including the optic nerve for signs of damage and other possible problems that may affect vision. new balance 574 new balance soldes Individuals at greater risk for developing glaucoma include people:

  • over age 40;
  • who have a family history of glaucoma;
  • of African, Asian or Hispanic heritage;
  • who have high eye pressure detected during an eye exam;
  • who are farsighted or nearsighted;
  • who have experienced eye trauma or eye injury;
  • whose corneas are thin in the center;
  • or who have health problems such as diabetes, migraines, high blood pressure or poor blood

Early detection, diagnosis and treatment are critical to managing this disease and preventing vision loss and blindness. asics gel lyte 5 If you or someone you know has not had a recent eye exam and glaucoma testing 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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If you or someone you know is a Harvey victim and has lost or had their eyeglasses damaged, The Eye Clinic of Texas offices in League City and Galveston, and beginning next week in Texas City, will be offering refractions for eyeglass prescriptions and replacement eyeglasses and contact lenses at no cost.* “We have instructed our optical dispensary to simply use whatever inventory we have or can get from suppliers to replace eyewear lost in the storm at no charge for anyone in need. timberland chaussure new balance mrl996 We also have an inventory of contact supplies and solutions we can give to anyone who needs them. adidas nmd nike air max thea Our staff will perform a refraction, also at no charge, so patients can have their eyeglasses fabricated with a current prescription. fjallraven kanken classic asics gel quantum 360 As long as supplies are available, we will do our best to help anyone in need in any of our three offices. UGG Maylin new balance soldes The doctors at The Eye Clinic of Texas will being available to see anyone with an eye problem such as foreign bodies, suspected eye infections or any problem needing office treatment-also at no charge,” shared Bernard Milstein, M.D. asics gel lyte 5 FF14 gil While many offices in affected areas are closed, we are here to help those impacted by the storm.

I have been a patient at The Eye Clinic of Texas League City office for almost 3 years. air jordan 11 I have never been more pleased than I am now. Dr. Van is an excellent doctor, very skilled and knowledgeable. Buy FF14 items The staff is very pleasant and professional. asics duomax They make me feel at ease when I am there. adidas zx flux pas cher I had very poor vision but not anymore. I first scheduled an eye exam because my vision was deteriorating. I was told I needed cataract surgery and chose the ReSTOR lens which would correct my near, distance and intermediate vision. ugg pas cher After I healed from cataract surgery, I had Lasik to correct my astigmatism. timberland femme I was told prior to surgery that because of a condition with my retinas that my vision might not improve completely. nike homme solde Much to my amazement with Dr. nike air huarache Van’s knowledge and skill my vision has come from -15 or higher with astigmatism to 20/25. ugg homme The day after the Lasik I could read and work without my glasses. This to me is close to a miracle because I have had very poor vision for 50+ years. air jordan 11 Dr. Van’s skills did this for me.

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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Marijuana Use with Glaucoma

A survey of patients with glaucoma showed that the perception of the legality and acceptability of marijuana use was significantly associated with intentions to use marijuana for the treatment of glaucoma, even though research has indicated it is of limited benefit, according to a study published by JAMA Ophthalmology. asics gel nimbus 18 soldes nike air max 90 It is estimated that 2.2 million adults in the United States are affected by glaucoma. Mochilas Kanken bottes ugg bailey button pas cher Many alternative therapies including acupuncture and marijuana are being explored but have not shown promise. Mochilas Kanken Online Research has shown several limitations associated with the use of marijuana as a treatment for glaucoma. Chaussures adidas running Driven mainly by public support, 21 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the medical use of marijuana, citing mainly the 1999 Institute of Medicine report that found possible therapeutic benefits for the use of marijuana in various debilitating medical conditions, including glaucoma. nike air max tn Given these legal changes, not infrequently, ophthalmologists are approached with patient inquiries about treatment of their glaucoma with marijuana. Researchers at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, evaluated factors associated with intentions by patients to use marijuana as a treatment for glaucoma. asics gel lyte v The study included a survey of patients with glaucoma or suspected to have glaucoma. asics gel lyte The survey looked at demographics, perceived severity of glaucoma, prior knowledge about marijuana use in glaucoma, past marijuana use, perceptions toward marijuana use including legality, systemic adverse effects, safety and effectiveness, and false beliefs, as well as satisfaction with current glaucoma management and treatment costs. nike soldes The data and results that the intent to use marijuana for glaucoma treatment was driven by perceptions of legality of marijuana use, false beliefs regarding marijuana, satisfaction with current glaucoma care, and relevance of marijuana and glaucoma treatment costs.

Clearly there is need for greater information and education based on the false perceptions of marijuana as having significant therapeutic value in glaucoma therapy. 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.