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People with cataracts often are unaware of the subtle changes in lifestyle and mobility that they adopt as they await the “right time” for cataract surgery. Almost always, people who have cataract surgery immediately feel an improved quality of life from the restored freedom of clear vision, adidas pas cher especially for those who wish to continue to drive. A recent study also tells us that the choice of lens implant can play a role in restoring driving habits. When you schedule an appointment for a cataract evaluation or if you are visiting us for a cataract eye exam before surgery, please be sure to discuss and advise us of your driving habits and desires-especially night driving-so that we can counsel you on the different types of lens implants that we might use to help you return to a comfortable, convenient, safe and active driving pattern along with the other activities that the cataract might have limited for you.

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About Retinitis Pigmentosa

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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.

The American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery started approximately 30 years ago when David Dulaney, M.D., an ophthalmologist from Phoenix, invited a number of his friends who were on the forefront of laser vision correction such as bladeless lasik and cataract surgery to meet and discuss the challenges and opportunities they were encountering. The meeting has grown, but it has retained much of its pioneering quality.

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If you have not had an eye exam with glaucoma testing and are taking these medications, 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.

About Vision Loss from Back Surgery

What does having back surgery have to do with vision loss? According to neurosurgeons who perform spine surgery, one of the risks of spine surgery is post operative vision loss (POVL). soldes nike air max pas cher nike air max tn soldes When operating on the spine, a rare but potentially devastating complication of lumbar spine surgery is indeed POVL, of three types that seems to be increasing in frequency. acheter chaussures nike nike air huarache These include one type called ischemic optic neuropathy (ION) which occurs due to restricted blood flow to the optic nerve, another is called central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) which is due to a blockage in the main artery that supplies the retina with oxygen and nutrients and third is called cortical blindness (CB) most likely due to some blockage in the visual cortex of the brain that is responsible for “seeing.” These complications are quite rare but the risks can occur when there are very long operation times, in patients who have a difficult time being positioned on the operating table and especially in those that are obese. new balance femme timberland homme Neurosurgeons take many preoperative and intraoperative precautions to avoid these complications which, except for an unusual event, are successful in avoiding vision loss.

However, if you or someone you know is having or has had back or spine surgery, please be aware that any change in your vision should immediately be reported to your neurosurgeon and you eye doctor so as to prevent vision loss. cheap bns gold baskets new balance pas cher If you would like more information or have concerns 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.

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If you or someone you know experiences cloudy, blurry vision and difficulty with night driving and faded colors you might wish to learn more about cataracts, laser cataract surgery and lens implants by scheduling a cataract eye exam at The eye clinic of Texas by calling us at an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

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About Solar Retinopathy

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Sunglasses for Children Not Simply About Fashion

Making sure children wear UV protective sunglasses is important to help kid’s protect their eye health and vision as sun damage to the retina, called “solar retinopathy” does affect BOTH children and adults according to researchers reporting in the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

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About Dry Eye and Hair Loss

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Each of these behaviors has been reported in previous studies to raise the risk of eye infections by five times or more!
An online survey was administered to a sample of contact lens wearers to determine how often contact lens wearers engaged in behaviors that could put them at risk for an eye infection. CDC collaborated with the Contact Lens Assessment in Youth (CLAY) group, a multi-university group of researchers, to conduct the survey. new balance 2017 A separate survey was used to estimate the number of contact lens wearers – about 41 million adults. asics whizzer nike air max classic bw Taken together, the survey results indicate that millions of Americans could be at risk for serious eye infections because of poor contact lens hygiene behaviors.

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About Childrens’ Tear Duct Problems

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If you or someone you know has questions or concerns about childrens tear duct problems or needs a kids eye exam, 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.