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    Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma

    Learn about the most common type of glaucoma that accounts for 70 - 90 percent of all cases.

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017
  • New Diagnosis?

    Managing a mind and sight disease is a journey. And you’re not alone. We can help.

  • Glasses improving vision in someone with myopia
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    Myopic Macular Degeneration

    Learn about an eye disorder that occurs more frequently in people who are very nearsighted.

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017
  • image of a pain scale chart
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    Is Glaucoma Painful?

    Learn about a form of glaucoma that typically produces no pain and other forms that can cause significant discomfort. Regardless of whether pain is associated with glaucoma, the condition can lead to complete loss of vision if not treated properly.

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017
  • Glasses improving vision in someone with myopia
    Expert

    Myopic Macular Degeneration

    Learn about an eye disorder that occurs more frequently in people who are very nearsighted.

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017
  • An eye doctor examining a patient's eyes for geographic atrophy
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    What is Geographic Atrophy?

    Learn about the advanced form of dry age-related macular degeneration, called geographic atrophy.

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017
  • New Diagnosis?

    Managing a mind and sight disease is a journey. And you’re not alone. We can help.

  • Prescription Pad
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    Prescription Medications That Can Affect Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Patients often ask if their medications affect the risk of vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). One class of medications can lead to more severe vision loss in people with the wet form of the disease, and another class of drugs may have a beneficial effect.

    Monday, March 27, 2017
  • Acupuncturist teaching a class.
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    Alternative Medicine for Macular Degeneration: Does it Work?

    Some patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) look to alternative medicine for prevention options. While there is strong evidence that certain vitamins and diets can reduce your risk of vision disease, other approaches, such as rheophoresis, microcurrent stimulation, and acupuncture are unproven at present.

    Tuesday, January 3, 2017
  • By 202040 million

    People will have visual impairments from advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
  • primay open-angle glaucoma eye exam
    Expert

    Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma

    Learn about the most common type of glaucoma that accounts for 70 - 90 percent of all cases.

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017
  • image of a pain scale chart
    Expert

    Is Glaucoma Painful?

    Learn about a form of glaucoma that typically produces no pain and other forms that can cause significant discomfort. Regardless of whether pain is associated with glaucoma, the condition can lead to complete loss of vision if not treated properly.

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017
  • New Diagnosis?

    Managing a mind and sight disease is a journey. And you’re not alone. We can help.

  • Man taking his blood pressure and recording the results.
    Expert

    Blood Pressure and Glaucoma

    The relationship between blood pressure and glaucoma risk is complicated. Learn why both high and low blood pressure may increase the risk for this eye disease.

    Monday, March 27, 2017
  • A senior adult driving
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    Driving and Glaucoma: What You Should Know

    Driving a car is for some synonymous with independence and is important to quality of life, from the time we are teenagers and first given the opportunity to pass the driver’s test, through adulthood. However, recent research suggests that people with even mild- to moderate-glaucoma have higher rates of errors when driving, which places themselves and others at risk. Learn why glaucoma can impair driving, how you can seek help, and options for transportation alternatives.

    Thursday, January 12, 2017
  • More than3 million

    Americans aged 40 and older have glaucoma. It is estimated that the number will double to 6 million people by 2050.

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