Acupuncture for Glaucoma?

With so many advances in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, could it be possible that acupuncture could be a beneficial treatment option for glaucoma patients? Researchers reporting in the American Journal of Ophthalmology evaluated whether the use of acupuncture was an effective treatment for primary open angle glaucoma-the most common type of glaucoma that we diagnose and treat. Kanken Mochilas ugg boots bailey bow The researchers carefully considered the effect of acupuncture on intraocular pressure (IOP), best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), visual field testing and using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), the health and integrity of the nerve fiber layer around the Optic Disc-all important criteria we use for diagnosing and managing glaucoma. bns gold nike flyknit lunar Their study showed that acupuncture has no overall effect on changes in IOP throughout the day and that IOP actually increases immediately after an acupuncture treatment. basket nike air jordan future Further, they found no effect on best uncorrected visual acuity, asics france OCT or visual field tests and thus concluded that acupuncture may offer other health benefits but was not an effective treatment option for glaucoma.

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma or needs a glaucoma eye exam and 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.

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Eye Injury in Children

Eye injury remains the leading cause of monocular blindness in children, despite the fact that 90% of injuries are potentially preventable. basket air jordan soldes Children playing with pets require supervision and education on how to treat pets. nike air max 2018 Children interact with animals in a variety of situations, and the associated dangers may be underestimated by parents and those supervising children. nike air max 90 homme Eye injuries in children from pets can often be serious and cause severe eye problems-but they too are preventable. buy ff14 gil nike air max 1 It is not uncommon for children’s dog bite injuries to include corneal abrasions, corneal and sclera lacerations or punctures of the eye itself, all of which at a minimum require aggressive treatment and in many instances repeated surgery. nike air presto adidas pas cher Further, animals are capable of causing damage to the delicate tissue of the eyelids and surrounding tissue that can be cosmetically and visually devastating-also requiring multiple surgeries.

Typically, when very small children-age 4 and younger-are bitten by dogs, eye injuries occur about 15% of the time. adidas messi The dog is usually one the child is familiar with, and second attacks by the same dog are likely to cause more serious injury. It is recommended that any dog that bites a child be removed from the household. Asics 2017 nike air huarache With caution, education and supervision pets and children can be quite compatible but does require some care.

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about children’s eye injuries, especially from pets such as dogs, 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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Cataract Surgery Patient Satisfaction

The benefits of cataract surgery in restoring poor vision as well as quality of life are very obvious. Kanken Classic nike air max 90 femme As cataract surgeons we are also very pleased to report that cataract surgery has an extremely high level of overall patient satisfaction-in our practice as well as in national surveys collected by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) Institute for Quality Improvement. nike air max 1 pas cher new balance mrl996 By 2030, 38 million Americans will suffer from cataracts, a number that will increase to 50 million by 2050, according to the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health. ugg pour homme According to the study, from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) Institute for Quality Improvement, 99.7% of patients would recommend the procedure to friends or relatives suffering from cataracts. fjallraven kanken rucksack louboutin femme 96% of patients reported that their vision was better post-surgery, and 98 percent said they were comfortable during the procedure and right after their surgery. louboutin soldes blade and soul gold What’s more, 96% returned to normal activities of daily living within one week of their cataract surgery procedure. air jordan en soldes This is very typical of what we see at The Eye Clinic of Texas and the data clearly shows that patients find value in cataract surgery and are generally very pleased with the outcomes of the procedure,” said Bernard Milstein, M.D.

If you or someone you know suspects or has been told they have a cataract and would like to learn more about cataract surgery and 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.

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When to Have Kids’ Eye Exams

At The Eye Clinic of Texas we are often asked about the best time to have kids’ eyes screened, examined and evaluated for eye health and vision problems. asics aaron timberland pas cher The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommend that your child’s eyes be screened for problems at birth, by 6 months of age, at 3 to 4 years of age, at 5 years of age, and every following year. new balance femme asics gel lyte 3 Getting your kids eyes checked and screened regularly is critical for finding any issues that should be caught treated early. asics gel lyte v timberland discount In most instances it may not actually be necessary for your child to have an exam with an eye doctor as your pediatrician can do the initial screenings at the routine well child visits. soldes timberland nike soldes running However, for preemies or if there is any family history of childhood eye problems it’s probably a good idea to bring them in to see us and we might recommend more frequent or more detailed exams.

If you or someone you know would like to learn more or schedule 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.

Whether you are using a laser pointer in a classroom, business meeting, lecture hall or even if playing with a children’s toy that incorporates a laser pointer-use caution to avoid eye injury!

Laser pointers are popular tools, but could be a cause for concern as the greater a laser pointer’s output power, the more likely it will cause serious eye injuries.

Understanding Laser Pointers & Potential Eye Injury

As the power of a laser pointer increases above five milliwatts, the time margin for safe exposure decreases and permanent eye and skin damage can occur quickly. However, the output power of laser pointers may not be obvious to the user. timberland homme Laser pointers often lack appropriate labeling or are mislabeled, and definitive testing of individual pointers is beyond the reach of the average consumer. ugg soldes 2017 timberland pas cher What we know for sure is that even the briefest exposure to high-powered blue handheld laser products can cause serious eye injuries.

Researchers reporting the results of a study in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology found that if a laser with less than five milliwatts of output power is directed at someone’s eye, that person can blink or turn away without suffering an eye injury. ugg australia pas cher However, the natural protective mechanisms of the eye-such as the blink reflex- are ineffective against lasers with an output power greater than five milliwatts, and severe retinal damage may occur, even after momentary exposure.

Here’s what the FDA advises:

  • Never aim or shine a laser pointer at anyone.
  • Don’t buy laser pointers for your children.
  • Before purchasing a laser pointer, make sure it has the following information on the label:
  • a statement that it complies with Chapter 21 CFR (the Code of Federal Regulations);
  • the manufacturer or distributor’s name and the date of manufacture;
  • a warning to avoid exposure to laser radiation; and
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The problem is that many laser pointers lack labels or have inaccurate labels and the researchers found that 60 percent of the sampled laser pointer products that the FDA tests are overpowered compared with what the label says. Those pointers may be powered in the 10s or 100s of milliwatts!

How do you know if your laser pointer is overpowered?

Ideally, you could buy a laser pointer with the certainty that it is less than 5 milliwatts but this isn’t possible based on the poor labeling and compliance.

The FDA says that if you have a laser pointer that isn’t labeled or if you don’t trust the labeling, consider the following:

  • If the pointer is small and runs on button batteries, its output probably is less than five milliwatts.
  • If it’s pen-sized and runs on AA or AAA batteries, it’s likely to be more powerful and may exceed five milliwatts.
  • If it’s flashlight-sized and runs on a cluster of AA or AAA batteries or runs on lithium batteries, it likely exceeds five milliwatts.
  • Pointers sold with battery chargers probably drain their batteries quickly and are likely to be overpowered.
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  • Look for keywords that sellers might use to indicate a pointer is highly powered without saying that it’s over five milliwatts: powerful, bright, ultra, super, military, military grade, super bright, high power, ultra bright, strong, balloon pop, burn, burning, adjustable focus, lithium battery, lithium powered.
  • Look for videos or photos that show the laser burning, melting, balloon popping or show a bright, well-defined beam of light
  • Look for purchaser comments on websites that tout the brightness or power of the product.

Blue & Violet Laser Pointers Are the Most Dangerous!

Blue and Violet laser pointers are the most dangerous because the human eye actually is less sensitive to blue and violet. UGG Bottes Pas Cher So, while a person would react quickly to a red or green laser, that person may not blink or turn away as fast from an equally powerful blue or violet light, creating a greater likelihood of injury.

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Research on Cataract Risk & Taking High Dose Vitamins

Researchers reporting in the American Journal of Epidemiology evaluated the risks and benefits of taking either high dose supplements of vitamins C and E or low-dose multivitamins with the risk of developing age related cataract. ugg femme france nike air max 2016 Their study looked at any associations of high-dose supplements of vitamins C and E and low dose multivitamins with the risk of age related cataract in a group of 31,120 men who ranged in age from 45–79 years of age. UGG Maylin timberland homme Their results suggest that the use of high dose-but not low dose-single vitamin C or E supplements may increase the risk of age-related cataract. nike soldes air jordan pour homme pas cher The risk may be even higher among older men, corticosteroid users, and long-term users.

If you or someone you know takes high doses of vitamins or is concerned about their risk of cataracts 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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About 20% of patients with cataracts either have somewhat high IOP or actually have glaucoma and require treatment. nike soldes nike roshe run For these patients with either a high eye pressure or who are actually being treated for glaucoma, there is good news in that one of the effects of cataract surgery is to lower their eye pressure.

Research on Cataract Surgery & Lowering Eye Pressure

According to a report in Current Opinion in Ophthalmology researchers reviewed the effect that cataract surgery had on eye pressure-or intraocular pressure (IOP). ffxiv gold From their review, there are sufficient data to suggest that cataract surgery provides a lowering effect on IOP in the long term and the amount of the lowering is proportional to the preoperative IOP. nike soldes running That is, eyes with higher preoperative IOP have the greatest average lowering, whereas eyes with IOP in the lower range of statistically normal tend to have an IOP that is unchanged from before cataract surgery, or even higher following cataract surgery.

If you or someone you know has cataracts, high eye pressure or even glaucoma and is thinking about cataract surgery, please share this information 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 or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

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Can eating a Mediterranean diet provide help for dry eyes or dry eye problems? We know that research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer, timberland homme as well as a reducing the incidence of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Recently, adidas superstar femme researchers tried to determine whether eating a Mediterranean diet could provide help for dry eyes. Reporting in the journal Cornea, ugg bailey button the researchers had patients fill out the Block Food Frequency Questionnaire and the Dry Eye Questionnaire 5 and then studied their tear film and measured its quality and quantity and measured the serum level of Vitamin D for each patient.

The final results suggested that eating a Mediterranean diet was NOT associated with an improvement in dry eye symptoms and complaints but higher vitamin D levels had a small but favorable effect on dry eye syndrome symptoms. So, while the Mediterranean diet itself doesn’t directly reduce dry eye symptoms, chaussure timberland homme it does seem to be an eating plan that can help promote health and prevent disease for your whole family.

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