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To Reduce Risk of Impaired Vision, Quit Smoking

To Reduce Risk of Impaired Vision, Quit Smoking

In a comprehensive study of Swedish men, additional evidence has emerged of the smoking link to cataract development in the eye, with smoking 15 cigarettes a day increasing the risk of requiring a cataract operation by 42%, compared with individuals who have never smoked. Read More


Improving Cataract Surgery Results through Evaluation of Patient Centric Outcomes

Improving Cataract Surgery Results through Evaluation of Patient Centric Outcomes

Cataract surgery can be seen as successful from a clinical perspective yet have poor outcomes from the point of view of the patient. This is according to a study appearing in the journal Optometry and Vision Science. It claims that utilizing well-designed and validated tools to examine patien... Read More


The Association between Cataracts and Smoking

The Association between Cataracts and Smoking

It's widely known that cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for a variety of diseases. Now, scientists have found evidence linking smoking to an increased risk of age-related cataract, the main cause of blindness and vision loss in the world. Read More


Cataract Surgery Helps Reduce Hip Fracture Risk

Cataract Surgery Helps Reduce Hip Fracture Risk

Older people with a diagnosis of cataracts face a lower risk of hip fracture following cataract surgery. The large study, appearing in JAMA, suggests that the vision-improving surgery may reduce the occurrence of injury-related falls. Read More


Older Americans See Debilitating Eyesight Problems Begin to Decline

Older Americans See Debilitating Eyesight Problems Begin to Decline

Senior citizens are now reporting fewer eyesight problems than their counterparts from a generation ago, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. Improved techniques for cataracts surgery and a reduction in macular degeneration incidence may be the main forces behind this change. Read More


Choosing Between Traditional and Custom Lasik

Choosing Between Traditional and Custom Lasik

Lasik eyesight-correction surgery, a phenomenal breakthrough when it was first approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration in 1995, has recently been trumped big-time by the innovation known as wavefront Lasik technology, which is some 25 times more precise than its older cousin. The... Read More


LASIK Treatment Can Induce Cornea Clouding

LASIK Treatment Can Induce Cornea Clouding

While laser eye surgery typically results in miraculously restored vision, there are some cases in which the very center of the cornea clouds up and actually worsens vision.      That’s the bad news, according to a recent study done by a pair of Los Angeles ophthalmologis... Read More


Lasik Helps U.S. Retain Pilots, Astronauts

Lasik Helps U.S. Retain Pilots, Astronauts

The natural human aging process is in a constant war with the U.S. military and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Aging has always degraded the vision of Air Force pilots, Navy divers and NASA astronauts - and this has made it difficult for the respective services to retain t... Read More


Sutureless Cornea Transplant Surgery

Sutureless Cornea Transplant Surgery

ďI could barely see, like when I would get up in the morning everything was so foggy. The first thing that was in my mind was that, wow, maybe Iím going blind,Ē says Dyeane Dunn. Dyeane Dunnís corneas were damaged. She would need a cornea transplant to replace the diseased tissue. Doctors wer... Read More


Cataracts and Statins

Cataracts and Statins

Cataracts are a common problem as we age. In people over the age of 75, two-thirds have the most common type of cataract. There are at least 300 to 400, 000 new visually disabling cataracts annually in the U.S. So preventing them would be key; but we really donít have a good handle on how to ... Read More



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