Simple Tips for Healthy Eyes
Story By National Eye Institute Your eyes are an important part of your health. There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. Follow these simple steps for maintaining healthy eyes well into your golden years. Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. You might think
The Everyday Athlete – LASIK Eye Surgery and You
Story By Kristen Mozayeni | ezinearticles.com Many people are under the misconception that LASIK eye surgery demands a long recovery where exercise, training and strenuous activities aren’t possible. However, this is a myth; most people are able to return to work the next day and certain levels of exercise are possible shortly after. People are
LASIK Myth or Fact
Story by Kristen Mozayeni | ezinearticles.com LASIK can be a dangerous operation. Myth. LASIK vision correction is extremely safe when performed by a reputable specialist. In fact, many offices around the country experiences a higher success rate than the national average, having performed literally tens of thousands of vision correction surgeries. LASIK is for anyone.
Getting Clear on Cataracts
Eye surgery replaces cloudy lenses to improve your vision. Story By Lisa Esposito | U.S. News & World Report – Health Robert Dickey, 56, of North Hollywood, California, recently caught a movie with his wife. “You just cannot believe how vivid the imagery was,” he says. He’s not talking about the cinematography, but the fact
LASIK eye surgery safe in long-term, experts say
Story By Nicole Kwan | FoxNews.com LASIK eye surgery to correct a person’s vision has been in use since the mid-1990s, but lingering questions as to the long-term effects still come to mind for past and potential patients. But LASIK recipients can rest easy: Studies have shown that the surgeries have little negative effect and
Should I consider LASIK eye surgery?
Story By Yasmeen Abutaleb | The Boston Globe – Health & Wellness Q. Should I consider LASIK eye surgery, and when should I get it? A. After years of managing contact lenses and glasses, LASIK eye surgery may prove to be a welcome respite for people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have an astigmatism. But
Diet, exercise can keep cataracts away
Story By Jane Riley | The Garden Island Most cataracts develop due to changes in the eye’s lens tissue and are directly attributable to aging, or eye injury. Some cataracts are related to inherited disorders that cause health problems or eye problems, such as diabetes, or may be due to the long-term use of steroids.
Could cataract surgery slow decline from Alzheimer’s?
Story By Robert Preidt | HealthDay | CBS News Along with improving vision, cataract surgery may slow mental decline in people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, a new study suggests. Better eyesight also improves their quality of life, the researchers said. “These preliminary results indicate that improved vision can have a variety
Cataracts Affect Almost Everyone by Age 75
Story By Jill Urban | Time Warner Cable News It’s a common sign of aging. By the time we reach 65, it estimated that half the population will have a cataract, and all of us will likely have one by 75. Dr. Leejee Han Suh is an ophthalmologist at New York Presbyterian Columbia University Medical
Eye Care: Early detection best way to protect vision
Story By Dr. Joseph P. Walker | Special to news-press.com Question: My vision seems normal. Why do I need an eye exam? Answer: There are many eye diseases that are completely undetectable until the vision is permanently damaged. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, there are specific guidelines as to what age and how
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Laser Eye Surgery
Story By Amanda L. Chan | Huffington Post Healthy Living If you’ve just about had it with the glasses and contact lenses, perhaps you’re considering laser eye surgery to correct your vision. But what does the procedure really entail? What are the risks? And will you have guaranteed perfect vision afterward? Is laser-assisted-in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK)
Eye Health: Floaters in your eyes?
Story By Dr. Ashish Sharma | News-Press.com Are you constantly swatting at imaginary bugs or gnats? Do you notice moving cobweb-like images or specks moving around in your vision? Do you have a “snow globe effect” in your vision? If you answered yes to any of these questions, chances are you have eye floaters. Your
Correcting astigmatism during cataract surgery is possible in some cases
Story By Michael Mahr, M.D., Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. | Chicago Tribune Lifestyles DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I need to have cataract surgery, but I also have astigmatism. Is it possible to have them both fixed at the same time? If so, what will the recovery be like? ANSWER: In many cases, it is possible
LASIK surgery safe for patients
Story By Press TV LASIK eye surgery to correct a person’s vision is safe for patients with little negative effect, research shows. The procedure has been in use since the mid-1990s, but lingering questions as to the long-term effects still come to mind for past and potential patients. But LASIK recipients can rest easy: Studies
Pregnancy and Vision
Story by WebMD Most expecting mothers know that they may have morning sickness or lower back pain. But many pregnant women are surprised when their vision changes. The fact is hormonal and physical changes that accompany pregnancy can affect eyesight. Fortunately, vision problems are usually minor and temporary. Eyesight typically returns to normal after your
How Long Does Laser Eye Surgery Last?
Anyone considering LASIK vision correction surely wonders how long its effects last. LASIK is an investment in your health, and as with any investment, you should be educated on what you can expect. This article discusses how this procedure affects your eyes and what you can look forward to on a long-term basis. How Does
4 Ways Your Smartphone Is Hurting Your Health
Story By Bill Phillips and the Editors of Men’s Health Hardly a month goes by these days without a new study revealing that smartphones are either A) ruining your life, or B) not. We’ve all heard about the potential link between cellphone use and brain tumors. And though the research is still inconclusive, studies showing
Restored vision after 65 years
Story By Dr. Bud Kurwa Carl Chapin looked around the room and literally could not believe his eyes, especially his right eye, which has been blind for the last 65 years. He looked around in wonder and tears of joy flowed freely as he gave his eye surgeon, Dr. Bud Kurwa, a grateful hug for
Winter Woes: Cold Weather Habits That Lead To Dry Eyes
Story By EyeCare 20/20 It is no secret that the cold, winter season has a habit of transforming the world outside and making us switch up our daily routines to prepare for the necessary changes that the winter months bring. For instance, in some parts of the country, the snow and ice of winter can
An Eye Surgeon’s Courageous Journey to the Northern most region of the Indian subcontinent
‘Blind today seeing tomorrow’ – Dr. Kurwa working on one of his patients. He performed 98 surgeries on individuals blinded by cataracts. Photo: Badrudin Kurwa Collection. Copyright. BY Bud Kurwa MD FACS A Surgeon’s Personal Story “Blind Today, …Seeing tomorrow.” One might wonder why a successful and busy eye surgeon, at the age of 60,