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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.

The excellent advances in glaucoma diagnosis and treatment still require patients to play an active role in their care by scheduling regular eye exams with the appropriate level of glaucoma testing based on their examination, risk factors and doctor’s recommendations. Glaucoma risk factors that may make additional testing or more frequent exams necessary include diabetes, high blood pressure, vascular disease, an early onset of menopause, sleep apnea, any family history of glaucoma-especially among siblings, excessive alcohol use and smoking, as well as race since if you are of African-American or Hispanic descent, you have greater risk of glaucoma.

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Glaucoma Testing–If either the Intraocular Pressure (IOP) is elevated or the optic nerve appears unusual, additional tests will be necessary in order to complete the glaucoma examination. nike air max 1 adidas hamburg These may include Visual Field Perimetry, Gonioscopy, Optic Nerve Computer Imaging and Pachymetry. adidas pas cher Should you need any of these tests we explain them fully to you and answer your questions so that you understand how they allow us to diagnose glaucoma.

If you are under 40 years of age and do not have any meaningful risk factors, then having a glaucoma eye examination every two years should be sufficient. Adidas Superstar If you have any glaucoma risk factors, then an annual exam or as frequently as directed by your eye doctor is necessary to maintain eye health and vision. If you or someone you know has questions about glaucoma, glaucoma eye exams or testing, or needs to schedule an appointment, 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.

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If you or someone you know has questions about airbag eye injury and car accidents, or needs to schedule an appointment, 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.

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The early onset of menopause is a known risk factor for primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) with the associated hormonal changes seeming to play an important role. Fjallraven Kanken Big new balance 574 This begged the question of whether postmenopausal hormone therapy could actually play a role in reducing the risk of glaucoma and act in a protective fashion.

Research on Glaucoma Risk & Postmenopausal Hormones

According to researchers publishing in JAMA Ophthalmology taking estrogen only postmenopausal hormone (PMH) treatment may help reduce the risk for primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). By reviewing data from 152,163 women 50 years or older the researchers found that 1.9 percent of enrollees developed POAG. Adidas Superstar new balance homme Each additional month of use of PMH containing estrogen only was associated with a 0.4 percent reduced risk for POAG whereas each additional month of use of estrogen + progesterone or estrogen + androgen hormones did not affect risk for POAG. bottes ugg pas cher ugg australia classic This is interesting information and will require further clinical studies to understand fully but may offer some novel treatments for primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), an insidious sight threatening eye diseases and the most common type of glaucoma.

If you or someone you know has questions about glaucoma, glaucoma risk factors and the role of postmenopausal hormone therapy in glaucoma risk, or needs to schedule an appointment, 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. nike soldes ugg grise The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

Smoking has been identified as a risk factor in a number of systemic conditions including high blood pressure, heart disease, various types of cancer as well as eye conditions including glaucoma, macular degeneration and even cataracts. https://www.goldufo.com nike air presto We now know that if you stop smoking you can actually reduce your risk of cataracts.

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Research on Stopping Smoking & Cataract Risk

Researchers reporting in JAMA Ophthalmology studied the risk of cataracts among smokers and found that stopping smoking decreases the risk of cataracts over time. adidas zx 500 The researchers followed a total of 44,371 men, 45 to 79 years old over a 10 year period. Fjällräven Kanken Rucksack The participants filled out questionnaires on their smoking habits and lifestyles and were then matched with the Swedish National Day-Surgery Register and local records of cataract extraction.

Results

The researchers found that smokers of more than 15 cigarettes a day had a 42% increased risk of cataract surgery compared with men who had never smoked. It also found that men who smoked an average of more than 15 cigarettes a day but had stopped smoking more than 20 years earlier had a 21% increased risk. nike air max homme timberland soldes Thus, they found a positive association between cigarette smoking and cataract surgery in men, with a significant increase of cataracts among smokers compared to those who never smoked. Also, stopping smoking was associated with a statistically significant decrease in risk with increasing time from stopping smoking. Even heavy smokers had some benefit from quitting smoking. Further, a previous study reviewed the relationship between smoking cessation and cataract risk in women. adidas ultra boost cheap ffxiv Items In this study, they found that after cessation of smoking, cataract risk in women decreased with time. ugg paillettes bns gold Women who smoked 6 to 10 cigarettes a day but had ceased smoking 10 years earlier, and women who smoked more than 10 cigarettes a day but had ceased smoking 20 years earlier were found to have a relative risk of cataracts not significantly different from women who had never smoked.

Smoking cessation seems to decrease the risk of cataract development and the need for cataract surgery with time, although the risk persists for decades. The higher the intensity of smoking, the longer it takes for the increased risk to decline. These findings emphasize the importance of early smoking cessation and, preferably, the avoidance of smoking altogether.

If you or someone you know has questions or needs to schedule an appointment, 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 has questions about cataracts, cataract surgery or lens implants or needs to schedule an appointment for a cataract evaluation, 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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Help for Dark Circles Under Your Eyes

A very common complaint we hear is the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. Patients often ask us for help with these dark circles, but first we must find the cause for each patient because and we need to address them and treat them differently.

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Hyperpigmentation of Eyelid Skin

Sometimes dark circles under the eyes can be caused by too much pigmentation of the skin, although this is the least common cause. bottes timberland ugg australia Patients often think that they have hyperpigmentation but what they are seeing is shadows from excess eyelid fat or hollowness at the orbital rim. bottes timberland If after examination and consultation patients do in fact have too much pigmentation of the eyelids we can use prescription bleaching creams that might be helpful.

If you or someone you know has questions about dark circles under their eyes or needs to schedule an appointment, 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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LASIK Surgeons Know About Safety

This past October 21, 2015 marked the 20 year anniversary of FDA approval of the use of the excimer laser for Laser Vision Correction of common eye problems such as nearsightedness or myopia. 20 years is a long time and we have now arrived with technology, techniques, skills and experience to be able to provide patients wanting to eliminate their dependence on glasses and contacts, with a safe, effective and reproducible laser eye surgery treatment-whether LASIK, PRK or other method of correction.

Patient Barriers to LASIK

Still, one of the main barriers to patients who want to have LASIK is there concern about safety. cheap ffxiv Items A recent study was conducted to determine what percent of LASIK & Refractive Surgeons WHO ACTUALLY PERFORMED THE PROCEDURE, have had Laser Vision Correction. Certainly, eye surgeons who perform refractive surgery MUST know the dark dirty secrets of safety issues and would avoid putting themselves at undue risk. After all…EYE SURGEONS NEED EXCELLENT VISION!

Results of the Laser Vision Correction Safety Study

The study, called Prevalence of Laser Vision Correction in Ophthalmologists Who Perform Refractive Surgery was published in the September Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery and had some interesting results. nike free run Responses were received from 248 (99.2%) of 250 ophthalmologists who were queried, of which 232 (92.8%) met the criteria of currently working as refractive surgeons. buy bns gold Of the 232 subjects, 161 (69.4%) reported that they had refractive errors potentially amenable to treatment with laser vision correction, not including presbyopia. nike air max 1 Of the 161 ophthalmologists with treatable refractive errors, 54 (33.5%) reported they were not candidates for laser vision correction for a variety of reasons and 107 (66.5%) reported they were candidates for LVC. new balance baskets acheter chaussures nike Of the laser vision correction candidates, 62.6% reported that they had an LVC procedure in their own eyes! Of the overall 232 subjects, more than 90% recommend LVC for adult members of their immediate family!

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