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What Role Does Intraocular Pressure (IOP) Play in Glaucoma Diagnosis?

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).


Protecting Your Vision: Effective Strategies for Screen Time Management

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:


Recognizing the Symptoms of Keratoconus: When to Seek Evaluation and Treatment

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.


The Benefits of LASIK: Clearing Up Your Vision and Enhancing Your Lifestyle

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.


Switching from Glasses to Contact Lenses

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.


Why Is LASIK the Popular Choice?

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.


Can You Develop Cataracts at Any Age?

Cataracts are an eye condition that is common in older adults. More than 50% of Americans will have had a cataract or undergone surgery to fix it by age 80. But it does not mean younger people are completely safe from this eye problem.


Is LASIK Surgery a Permanent Procedure?

Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is a widely performed refractive surgery. It can help restore the vision of people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism by altering the shape of the cornea.


Am I a Candidate for Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is a surgical procedure that involves replacing the cloudy natural lens of your eye with an intraocular lens, or artificial lens. About 9 in 10 people with cataracts who have had this procedure can see better afterward. The treatment is indeed effective, but it is not for everyone.


Different Types of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is not just one vision problem but a group of eye conditions that could cause gradual, irreversible vision loss. Each type of glaucoma is unique; find out about them, their symptoms, and their treatment below.


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