Posts Tagged ‘Cataracts’
FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) Taking a Statin to lower your cholesterol may raise your risk of developing cataracts, Canadian researchers report. While Statins such as Zocor, Crestor and Lipitor protect many people from heart attack and stroke, they may raise the odds of developing the vision problem by 27 percent, the researchers report.... read more
Nutrients also have little effect on rates of cataract removal, study involving men over 50 finds. THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daily supplements of selenium or vitamin E don't seem to protect against the development of age-related cataracts among men, a new study indicates. Previous animal research has suggested that one or both... read more
Combined iStent Trabecular Micro-bypass Stent Implantation and Phacoemulsification for Coexistent Open-angle Glaucoma and Cataract What is iStent? The iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass stent is a new surgical therapy for glaucoma that is designed to improve aqueous outflow to safely lower IOP and may reduce medication burden; but this will be at the discretion of your physician.... read more
Cataract Awareness Month June 1 - 30 Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the world. There are close to 22.3 million Americans age 40 and older with cataracts. More than half of all Americans will have cataracts by age 80. For information and to read more click here
May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month. Exposure to UV rays can burn delicate eye tissue and raise the risk of developing cataracts and cancers of the eye. Protect your eyes from UV dangers, choose the right sunglasses, don't forget your sunblock and wear a hat too. Mark Fromer M.D.
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