Practice News

Heavy Smoking and Vision Loss

Heavy Smoking Can Damage Vision  Researchers at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care reported findings of a study in Psychiatry Research demonstrating that smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day can damage your vision. The Centers for Disease Control and...

Laser Treatment Can Be First Choice for Glaucoma

Laser Treatment Can Be First Choice for Glaucoma  Researchers reporting in The Lancet on the LiGHT Study concluded that a change in the clinical practice pattern of how we treat glaucoma should be implemented so that glaucoma laser treatment was a first...

Sleep Apnea & Diabetic Eye Problems?

Sleep Apnea & Diabetic Eye Problems  If you have diabetes, did you know that having severe sleep apnea may increase your risk  of developing diabetic macular edema, a complication of diabetes that can cause vision loss or blindness? Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)...

Cataracts & Diabetes: Facts You Might Not Know

Cataracts & Diabetes: Facts You Might Not Know  Did you know that having diabetes increases your risk of developing cataracts faster and earlier in life? The crystalline lens in your eye is nourished by the Aqueous Humor-the clear fluid that circulates in the...

Diabetics Need Annual Eye Exams!

Diabetics Need Annual Eye Exams  Diabetes and the related diabetic eye problem of diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause preventable blindness in the United States among adults age 20 to 74. About 1/3 of the 30 million Americans with diabetes have diabetic...

Dry Eye Disease & Migraine Headaches

Dry Eye Disease & Migraine Headaches  What do migraine headaches have to do with dry eye disease? As it turns out researchers reporting on a large population based study in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology found that  the odds of having dry eye disease with a...

Cataract Risk, Diet & Health

Combination of Healthy Diet & Healthy Body Weight Lowers Cataract Risk   The Blue Mountains Eye Study showed that carefully following dietary guidelines decreased risk of visual impairment. However, whether or not this association extends to age-related...