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What does being overweight or even obese have to do with your risk of developing cataracts? As it turns out, adidas stan smith more than you may think. bns gold Body Mass Index (BMI) is recognized as a well known risk factor for some common diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and joint problems however the relationship between BMI and risk of cataract is controversial and not completely obvious. chaussure nike cortez chaussures timberland pas cher The World Health Organization (WHO) defines a normal weight with a Body Mass Index (BMI) as18.5-<25 kg/m2, being overweight as BMI of 25-<30 kg/m2, and obesity as BMI of ≥30 kg/m2.

Research of Cataract Risk & BMI

An extensive Meta Analysis and statistical review of BMI and cataracts found that being overweight or obese were significantly associated with an increased risk of cataracts, especially those called “posterior subcapsular cataracts” which typically cause the greatest vision decline. nike air max 90 air jordan en soldes This relationship was independent of sex, alcohol intake, diabetes and hypertension.

If you or someone you know is concerned about cataracts and weight or body mass index (BMI) please share this information with them 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 , 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.

You might be able to reduce your risk of cataracts by moderate exercise such as walking or more vigorous exercise such as running according to a study published in Medicine and Science in Sports by researchers at the Life Sciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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Previous studies showed that the risk of cataract formation was found to be lower in runners over time. chaussure asics In this Berkeley study when the incidence of cataracts was adjusted for sex, race, timberland femme age, asics gel lyte 3 education, smoking, and intakes of meat, fruit and alcohol, lower cataract risk was significantly associated with both running and walking with no significant difference in risk reduction between running and walking, air max homme or between men and women. Further, the cataract risk appears to decrease linearly with increasing exercise energy expenditure.

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While it might seem obvious, we now know with even greater conviction that having cataract surgery in both eyes gives the best results as compared to having cataract surgery in only one eye. chaussure asics new balance pas cher Having a cataract in one or both eyes often causes blurry, cloudy or dimming of vision but more importantly it can cause a meaningful decrease in visual functioning that impacts daily activities and lifestyle. nike air max pas cher asics gel lyte 3 In general it is well known that the presence of a cataract negatively affects both subjective quality of life and objective performance measures. louboutin soldes It is also important to know that having cataract surgery in one is likely to improve vision and visual functioning, however the improvements are found in patients who undergo second eye cataract surgery.

Reporting in the journal Ophthalmology, researchers studied the impact that cataracts and cataract surgery have on clinical measurements of vision, reading speed, objective mobility performance and subjective visual functioning. Kanken No 2 nike air max pas cher The results showed that patients who had the cataract surgery in both eyes demonstrated better visual performance, better mobility-based task performance and even scored better on the Activities of Daily Vision Scale (ADVS). timberland pas cher ugg 2017 Thus, even though patients might find a great improvement after having cataract surgery in only one eye, the data indicate that having cataract surgery on both eyes provides the best visual functioning.

If you or someone you know has questions about cataracts, and getting the best results with cataract surgery and lens implants in both eyes, please 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 to schedule an appointment.

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

Houston seniors need to know about the symptoms of cataracts as developing a cataract is a pretty common occurrence as we transcend our 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. In fact more than 20 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts and more than half of all Americans over 65 have some degree of cataract development. buy ff14 gil nike air max 2018 Cataracts are actually a leading cause of vision loss among seniors. We are quite fortunate in that with cataract surgery and lens implants we can readily help people achieve very good vision and lead a normal active lifestyle.

Symptoms of Cataracts

 

A cataract is a clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye preventing light rays from passing through it easily. nike air max classic bw asics france For many patients cataracts start out slowly and have little effect on vision at first. adidas zx flux As the cataract progresses it often results in a clouding and blurring of vision. nike x fragment As the cataract becomes denser, so does the impact on vision. buy ff14 gil Other common symptoms that bother patients with cataracts can includedimming of vision, sensitivity to light and glare,double vision in one eye,poor night vision, fading or yellowing of colors and a need forfrequent changes in glasses or contact lens prescriptions. blade and soul gold While these are the visual symptoms, people do not realize is that the poor vision in seniors is often associated with premature or accelerated mental decline and that reduced vision creates difficulty with mobility and safety and thus can also put patients at increased risk for orthopedic injury-especially hip fracture.

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Treatment of Cataracts

 

When cataracts begin to interfere with daily activities or with patient comfort, mobility and safety, they can be treated surgically. nike air max pas cher nike air zoom pegasus Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most frequently performed surgeries in the United States. new balance femme Today, we have a full range of lens implants available that allow us to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and even near vision problems after cataract surgery, as well as distance vision, without requiring bifocals or reading glasses for the vast majority of patients.

If you or someone you know has questions about symptoms or treatment of cataracts, cataracts in general, cataract surgery or 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 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.

Driving safely in Houston after cataract surgery may reflect some interesting trends with regard to differences between men and women as illustrated by a recent study. asics gel nimbus An interesting study on cataract surgery and driving was reported in Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology whereby motor vehicle accidents involving men decreased by 15.3% in the 12 months following cataract surgery but the frequency of postoperative crashes didn’t change significantly for women. ugg classic Delaying cataract surgery often results in patients modifying their lifestyles and activities. UGG Maylin This is especially the case as people restrict their driving in response to health and vision changes. cheap bns gold “We need to hear from patients about their driving habits and whether they have had to change them as their cataracts develop-then we can help,” said Dr. air jordan 11 Da-Thuy Van, a Cataract Surgeon at The Eye Clinic of Texas serving greater Houston & Galveston.

If you or someone you know has a question about cataracts, cataract surgery, lens implants or driving 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 Texasis an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.