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What does being overweight or even obese have to do with your risk of developing cataracts? As it turns out, adidas stan smith more than you may think. bns gold Body Mass Index (BMI) is recognized as a well known risk factor for some common diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and joint problems however the relationship between BMI and risk of cataract is controversial and not completely obvious. chaussure nike cortez chaussures timberland pas cher The World Health Organization (WHO) defines a normal weight with a Body Mass Index (BMI) as18.5-<25 kg/m2, being overweight as BMI of 25-<30 kg/m2, and obesity as BMI of ≥30 kg/m2.

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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.

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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.

Glaucoma Eye Exams–Eye exams for glaucoma should begin by checking your visual acuity with and without your eyeglasses or contact lenses. nike air max 90 homme nike air max tavas Then, the tonometry test should be performed. nike air max command This is a method of measuring your Intraocular Pressure (IOP) and gives us the first piece of important information in determining whether you might have glaucoma. ugg 2017 Ophthalmoscopy and high magnification contact lens exams are examination procedures used to detect and diagnose glaucoma by carefully examining the inside of the eye-especially the optic nerve-in order to detect glaucoma. ugg boot outlet https://www.goldufo.com/ffxiv-gold It is necessary to have some eye drops placed in your eyes in order to dilate your pupils so that the doctors can make a clear and direct observation of the optic nerve.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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