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About Medications and Eye Problems

Did you know that a number of medications for various health problems can cause eye problems? If you get any new prescription filled you should be aware of whether it can have any eye or vision side effects by itself or in combination with other medications-prescribed, or even over the counter (OTC) or even supplements you might purchase. nike internationalist Medications can have a variety of effects on your eyes, ranging from minor, temporary issues such as blurred vision to permanent damage. Here are some things to know about medications and your eyes.

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What to Watch For with New Medications

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About Nearsighted or Myopic Progression

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Avoid Sports Eye Injury with Protective Eyewear

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Our own Bernard Milstein, M.D. of The Eye Clinic of Texas just returned from the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery, a yearly meeting for ophthalmologists and representatives of the major ophthalmic corporations involved with cataract and laser eye surgery for vision correction. asics soldes The meeting, which is by invitation, was attended by 125 ophthalmologists and an equal number of industry representatives. Fjallraven Kanken mini chaussures timberland The Chief Executive Officers of Alcon, AMO, Bausch & Lomb, Allergan, and Zeiss, the major ophthalmic companies, attended and made presentations. ugg soldes This is a unique meeting where practicing ophthalmology opinion leaders have an opportunity to meet and interact with the key industry leaders in a free exchange of ideas, with the hope of fostering innovation in eye care.

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About Vision Loss from Back Surgery

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