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Preventing Vision Loss from Diabetes

Patients can play an important role in preventing diabetic vision loss. new balance 2017 More than 30% of those diagnosed with diabetes do not adhere to vision care guidelines recommending a dilated eye exam every year. As part of Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month we are urging people with diabetes to have a dilated eye exam every year. The longer a person has diabetes, the greater his or her risk for developing diabetic retinopathy. asics gel kayano ugg homme However, diabetic retinopathy does not only affect people who have had diabetes for many years, it can also appear within the first year or two after the onset of the disease.

Diet & Lifestyle Choices to Reduce Risk of Diabetic Vision Loss

In addition to having regular eye exams and testing at the level recommended by your eye doctor, patients can help to reduce the risk of developing diabetic eye disease by not smoking, controlling their cholesterol and lipid profile and blood pressure, minimizing alcohol consumptions as well as working to eat a heart-healthy diet rich in fish, fruit and green leafy vegetables and exercising.

If you or someone you know has diabetes or even elevated blood sugar levels they should work to prevent diabetic eye disease and problems by scheduling regular eye exams at 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.

Make fireworks eye safety a priority this July 4th in order to have an enjoyable celebration with family and friends and avoid eye injury!

Since fireworks eye injuries are the second most common call we get from the emergency room each July 4th, having some common sense safety tips and taking straight forward precautions can help you avoid the ER visit.

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Fireworks Eye Safety Tips

  • Never let kids play with fireworks of any type.
  • Do not purchase, use or store fireworks of any type-leave it to professionals.
  • Attend only authorized public fireworks displays conducted by licensed operators
  • Should a fireworks accident occur:
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    • Do not stop for medicine! Over-the-counter pain relievers will not do much to relieve pain. chaussure adidas nike air max 90 Aspirin (should never be given to children) and ibuprofen can thin the blood, increasing bleeding. adidas stan smith air jordan 11 Take the person to the emergency room at once.
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If you are seen in the emergency room please instruct them to call us at The Eye Clinic of Texas at 800-423-3937 as we always have an eye doctor “on call” to provide consultation and continued care for you.

If you or someone you know has questions about fireworks eye safety and eye injuries 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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The effective treatment of a type of glaucoma called Normal Tension Glaucoma can be more difficult in patients with vascular disease. nike flyknit nike air max pas cher Normal Tension Glaucoma is a less frequently found-but important type of glaucoma-that is characterized by patients having “normal” intraocular pressure but still experiencing eye damage such as loss of their visual field or “side vision” and optic nerve damage. Soldes Chaussures Adidas Researchers at the World Glaucoma Congress reported that certain patients who suffer from Normal Tension Glaucoma who also have vascular disease or even a predisposition to vascular disease such as a family history of stroke, the presence of cardiovascular disease or migraine may not be as easy to treat in avoiding the progression of Normal Tension Glaucoma. nike air jordan soldes In fact, these factors related to vascular disease may indicate less effectiveness of eye pressure (IOP) treatment putting patients at greater risk. The the Collaborative Normal Tension Glaucoma Study is the landmark study for guiding treatment-in which 65% of patients in the untreated group of that study never showed any progression during 7 years of follow-up. basket nike air max 1 But, nike air tn for those at greater risk due to some other vascular disease we have to be diligent in our examinations and testing to help preserve eye health and vision.

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It’s tough to believe the summer is entering the time when Houston and Galveston children are thinking about heading back to school. Fjallraven Kanken Sales nike air max 2018 An important item on the back to school “readiness” checklist should include an eye exam. timberland femme 2018 nike air max While most parents can easily observe that children today operate in a very intense and demanding visual environment as they read, write, play sports, use computers and tablets-but the eye doctors at The Eye Clinic of Texas want to be sure to remind parents that children use their eyes and vision as critical tools in the learning process.

The most frequent eye problems we find in school age kids are the common vision problems of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. timberland roll top pas cher nike soldes Sometimes, not having clear vision in the classroom can lead to the undeserved perception of a behavioral problem or attention problem. nike air max femme ugg classic mini What we know is that kids are often unable to verbalize that they have a vision problem as they just don’t recognize it. basket new balance nike air force 1 The earlier a vision problem is detected and treated, the more likely treatment will be successful.

If you or someone you know needs a Back to School eye exam for children, please come in and see us at 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.

Our health conscious Houston community often asks about ways to reduce their risk of eye diseases such as cataracts. timberland pas cher It may be possible that there is an association between your risk of cataracts and your intake of certain vitamins and antioxidants according to researchers reporting their results in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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Until now, adidas gazelle pas cher studies have been inconsistent regarding the association between blood antioxidants or vitamins and risk of age-related cataract. By performing a meta analysis of 13 different studies researchers found the lower the level of vitamin E, α-carotene, nike air force 1 lutein and zeaxanthin, the greater the risk of age-related cataract in Asian populations but not in Western populations, nike air max thea whereas β-Carotene, lycopene, adidas superstar and β-cryptoxanthin had no significant association with risk of cataract. While these results look somewhat interesting, the question remains whether increasing intake through dietary supplements actually have any role in decreasing the risk of cataract formation.

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Houston Cataract Surgeon Bernard Milstein, M.D. asics gel lyte 3 Soldes 2017 Asics noted, “Developing a dry eye after cataract surgery is actually pretty common. nike air max flyknit nike air max 2017 soldes We like to make sure that patients of cataract age and having cataract surgery know a little bit about dry eye as this is a somewhat temporary condition they may experience.” Cataract Surgeon Dr. ugg boots bailey Louboutin Pas Cher Da-Thuy Van commented, ”The incidence of mild to moderate dry eye in a cataract aged population prior to cataract surgery-and exacerbated by cataract surgery makes dry eye a rather common complaint among this group of patients at the Eye Clinic of Texas.”

According to the Prospective Health Assessment of Cataract Patients Ocular Surface (PHACO) Study some 60-75% of a cataract aged population had a meaningful deficiency in their tear film testing. Mochilas Kanken No.2 bottes ugg pas cher Although cataract surgery is quite friendly to the cornea, it does require an incision which has the potential to temporarily interrupt corneal nerves responsible for reflex tearing and tear film integrity as well. This along with some of the solutions used during the cataract procedure can indeed result in a dry eye.

Symptoms of Dry Eye after Cataract Surgery

Thee symptoms one might experience could include fluctuations of vision, dryness, grittiness, tearing, burning and a general tiredness as well as an overall sandy feeling. nike air max soldes The good news is that for the vast majority of patients with dry eye there are many helpful treatment options that include specialized artificial tear lubricants and solutions, tiny punctal plugs to help you retain tears and prescription medication that stimulates production of your own tears. In addition there are more technological approaches such as lasers and other methods to treating underlying blepharitis, eyelid gland problems or eyelid inflammation that can contribute to dry eye as well.

If you or someone you know has a question about dry eyes after cataract surgery 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.

GlaucomaThe early onset of menopause may actually increase your risk of glaucoma. louboutin pas cher According to a study at the Netherlands Ophthalmic Research Institute in Amsterdam women who go through menopause early may be at risk of developing glaucoma. ugg noir In a study of more than 3,000 women, those who went through a natural menopause before the age of 45 were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma as women who went through menopause at age 50 or older. baskets new balance pas cher nike air max pas cher The results indicate that female hormones may be protective against open-angle glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness. asics chaussures nike air max soldes Of interest is that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is thought to reduce fluid pressure inside the eye. nike air max 2015 Soldes 2017 Asics Similarly, as hormone levels rise during pregnancy, fluid pressure inside the eye decreases significantly, the researchers noted. chaussure timberland homme Buy Blade and Soul Gold This is the first study to examine the relationship between female sex hormones, as indicated by age of menopause, and open-angle glaucoma.

If you or someone you know has questions about the increased risk of early menopause and glaucoma, their individual glaucoma risk or needs an eye exam for glaucoma 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.

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Genetic testing for many diseases-including eye diseases-is becoming available to more and patients today. Houston patients concerned about their risks of AMD are asking whether they should have genetic testing for AMD. While the presence of specific genes may indicate a increased for age related macular degeneration (AMD), according to researchers commenting in Ophthalmology routine genetic testing to predict the development of age related macular degeneration (AMD) does not really predict how a person would respond to Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Inhibitor injections such as Lucentis® or Eyelea® and thus the genetic testing is not recommended. chaussures nike air max Further, adidas superstar 2 soldes nike air max 2018 the downside of routine genetic testing at present is that it can cause unnecessary anxiety, it can leave patients with promises that are not fulfilled and it may impact insurability and employability.

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For adults with glaucoma who read slower when reading silently for long periods of time and are more likely to have their reading speed decrease over time, possibly as a result of reading fatigue –the iPad, nike air max 2017 soldes new balance baskets nook or Kindle ipad-ebookse-reader may be of help! According to a recent study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science glaucoma patients benefit from e-readers due to greater contrast ad font size adjustments that make the displays easier to use. This study suggests that technological solutions such as e-readers along with the apps that are developed for them may very well help glaucoma patients read more comfortably.

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The laser center team is composed of individuals who have all been involved in LASIK treatments for a minimum of 3 years, and some for over 20.