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Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss, especially as we age. However, thanks to modern medicine and advanced surgical techniques, cataracts can be successfully treated with surgery. At its core, cataract surgery involves removing the clouded lens of your eye and replacing it with an artificial one. It's an outpatient procedure that's common, safe, and highly effective.
High blood sugar, or hyperglycemia, is a condition in which an excessive amount of glucose circulates in the blood plasma. This could be due to insufficient insulin production, resistance to insulin, or both. In simpler terms, your body doesn't use insulin effectively, causing sugar to build up in your blood.
The term 'blepharoplasty' might seem a bit intimidating for those unfamiliar with the world of aesthetic surgery. But, it's a simple, safe, and effective procedure known more commonly as an eyelid lift or upper eyelid surgery. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is a surgical method that aims to improve the visual aesthetics and functionality of the upper eyelid.
Intraocular Pressure (IOP) is a fundamental aspect of ocular physiology. It's the internal pressure maintained within the eye that allows it to keep its shape and function properly. The balance between the production and drainage of aqueous humor, a clear fluid that fills the anterior chamber of the eye, determines the IOP. The normal range for IOP is typically between 10 and 21 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
Studies suggest that millions of people spend up to eight hours a day in front of a computer. The increasing use of digital devices has led to the prevalence of eyestrain and other eye conditions. Doctors are seeing more patients complaining of headaches, insomnia, and dry eye syndrome due to prolonged screen time. Here's more about protecting your vision and effective strategies for screen time management:
Keratoconus is an eye condition where the cornea thins and bulges out in a cone shape. The cornea is the clear front part of the eye. The gradual bulging of the cornea leads to blurry vision and increased light and glare sensitivity. The condition usually affects both eyes, but one eye can be worse. It may progress gradually for 10 or more years. Recognize the symptoms of keratoconus and know when to seek evaluation and treatment.
Do you need vision correction, or have you worn eyeglasses or contacts for a while? If so, you have probably thought about the convenience of clear vision without lenses. Many people turn to LASIK to enjoy clear vision without worrying about correction lenses. Eye surgery can correct your vision problem, improving your quality of life. Find out the benefits of LASIK by clearing your vision and enhancing your lifestyle.
Contact lenses are another corrective option for people with refractive errors. These are thin lenses you put directly on your eye’s surface. Unlike glasses, this eyewear offers convenience and flexibility. If you plan to switch from glasses to contact lenses, there are a few things to know.
LASIK has already helped millions of individuals with refractive errors. According to Statista, over 700,000 LASIK surgeries were performed in the United States in 2020 alone. There are other surgeries designed to address refractive errors, like conductive keratoplasty (CK) and the epikeratome laser-assisted keratomileusis procedure. But LASIK remains a popular choice. People choose it for several reasons.