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Occasionally the growth may need to be removed for comfort or for cosmetic reasons especially if it grows over the cornea and impairs vision. nike cortez Laser treatment for Pinguecula may be an option where other types of treatment have not been satisfactory according to researchers reporting in the journal Cornea. The overall cosmetic results were excellent or good in 90.5% of laser-treated cases and the laser treated cases had minimal scarring or hemorrhage. asics duomax They concluded that argon laser photocoagulation is an effective and safe method for removing a Pinguecula for cosmetic purposes and the laser method facilitates control of the extent and depth of removal and thus minimizes conjunctival defects and other complications.

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  • Those who ate four or more servings of fish a week were at a 35% lower risk of AMD when compared to those who ate fewer than three servings of fish a week.

The researchers concluded that dietary fat intake was associated with an increased risk of age related macular degeneration (AMD) and that this may have been due to the presence of Linolenic acid in the fat. They added that a high intake of fish, a rich source of docosahexaenoic acid, may reduce this risk.

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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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Diabetic patients affected by diabetic retinopathy need to be aware that there appears to be a close association between the presence and severity of diabetic retinopathy and future cardiovascular (CV) events such as heart attack or stroke.

Relationship Between Diabetic Retinopathy & Cardiovascular Risk

The relationship between diabetic retinopathy, its 4-year progression, and CV outcomes including CV death or nonfatal myocardial infarction or stroke was analyzed in participants in the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Trial who also participated in the ACCORD Eye Study. air jordan en soldes The hazard of CV death or nonfatal myocardial infarction or stroke increased by 38% for every category of change in retinopathy severity and steps of progression further raised the hazard. nike air max pas cher Thus the researchers believe that both the severity of retinopathy and its progression are determinants of predisposition to CV outcomes. chaussure adidas nike roshe run The retina may provide an anatomical index of the effect of metabolic and hemodynamic factors on future CV outcomes.

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Fuchs’ Dystrophy is a type of corneal disease that affects the inner most layer of the cornea-the endothelium. https://www.goldufo.com asics chaussures Fuchs’ Dystrophy is slowly progressive, is found in both eyes and is slightly more common in women than men. nike flyknit basket new balance While we can see Fuchs’ Dystrophy in people in their 30’s and 40’s, it usually does not compromise vision until people are in their 50’s or 60’s.

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The endothelial cells are responsible for pumping water out of the cornea and helping to maintain the corneal transparency. Nike Roshe Run soldes While the reason is poorly understood, in Fuchs’ Dystrophy, the endothelial cells die, which make the endothelium less efficient in its pumping activity. cheap ffxiv gil This results in the cornea swelling and distorting vision.

Fuchs Dystrophy Risks & Severity

Researchers reporting in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science studied the effects of smoking, and other risk factors, on the development of advanced Fuchs’ endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) and on central corneal thickness (CCT). nike chaussure adidas chaussures pas cher Being female increased the odds of developing advanced Fuchs’ endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) by 34% and smoking increased the odds by 30%. https://www.goldufo.com/ffxiv-gold new balance soldes Besides reporting that smoking was associated with an increased risk of developing advanced FECD, diabetes was also associated with increased in corneal thickness-reflecting greater risk of corneal swelling.

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Patients who suffer from sleep apnea may be at greater risk of glaucoma. ugg paillettes What do sleep apnea and your risk of developing glaucoma have in common? Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that blocks breathing during sleep for more than 100 million people worldwide. In obstructive sleep apnea, the airway becomes blocked, causing breathing to stop for up to two minutes. adidas chaussures adidas tubular shadow Symptoms include loud snoring and persistent daytime sleepiness. Fjallraven Kanken Mochilas ugg classic mini Glaucoma affects nearly 60 million worldwide. If untreated, glaucoma reduces peripheral vision and eventually may cause blindness by damaging the optic nerve. nike free trainer Only half of the people who have glaucoma are aware of it because the disease is painless and vision loss is typically gradual. ugg grise Researchers, reporting in the journal Ophthalmology, the official publication of the American Academy of Ophthalmology found that obstructive sleep apnea is not simply a marker for poor health, but is actually an independent risk factor for open-angle glaucoma. Officiel Christian Louboutin The relationship between the two conditions is significant, given the large numbers of people worldwide who suffer from them. nike air max 90 Based on this finding, we want to alert obstructive sleep apnea patients of the associations between obstructive sleep apnea and open-angle glaucoma to raise the issue and encouraging treatment of those who need it.

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You can prevent sports related eye injuries with proper eye protection and protective eyewear. April is Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month and the American Academy of Ophthalmology asks eye doctors to remind Houston residents who are athletes or who participate in sports of any type that 40,000 people suffer from eye injuries related to sports every year. soldes timberland air max pas cher These eye injuries from sports can be devastating, and the only way to prevent them is by wearing protective eyewear. Chaussures adidas running nike air max 90 homme The range and risk of sports eye injury can span corneal abrasions, eyelid bruises, retinal detachments and inner eye hemorrhage. The more serious risks can involve permanent vision loss as well as permanent disability.

Amateur athletes, school athletes and anyone participating in sports really needs to use eye protection. Specific designs are available for most sports, including basketball, baseball, hockey, football, lacrosse, fencing, paintball, water polo, golf and others. Athletes and sports participants should understand that wearing properly fitted protective eyewear will not harm their performance or interfere with their activity-and it may well save their eye health and vision. asics pulse soldes bns gold 90 percent of serious eye injuries are preventable. adidas superstar nike air pegasus Make sure the level of eye protection you or others in your family use is appropriate for the type of activity. adidas ultra boost Chaussures adidas running Regular eyeglasses do not offer proper eye protection. Stay safe with sport-specific protective eyewear properly fitted by an eye care professional. nike air max 1 pas cher Lenses made from polycarbonate materials provide the highest level of impact protection; they can withstand a ball or other projectile traveling at 90 miles per hour.

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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.

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Protecting your eyes from UV is a necessary precaution-especially in the Houston sun-in order to avoid eye damage and injury. asics france soldes timberland 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. nike air max 1 May marks Ultraviolet (UV) Eye Protection Awareness Month and The Eye Clinic of Texas wants to comment on UV protective eyewear and common sense precautions people should take to preserve eye health and vision.

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  • 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.
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The Eye Clinic of Texas has a wide range of UV protecting eyeglass lenses available to choose from. nike air max 2012 Eye protection from UV needs to be complete but doesn’t have to be overly expensive. asics gel lyte v adidas zx flux High quality sunglasses should block out 99-100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation. 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. adidas homme Patients visiting 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. 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 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.