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Which Eye Diseases Run in Families?

Family History of Eye DiseasesIn adults the two main eye diseases that have a genetic link are glaucoma and age related macular degeneration (AMD). Glaucoma is a deterioration of the optic nerve caused by pressure in the eye or poor blood flow to the optic nerve. It has no symptoms at its onset. In most cases...
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Every red eye is not "pink eye"

conjunctivitisThere are many things which can cause your eye to become red.  The eye looks red when the blood vessels that are in the conjunctiva (mucous membrane that covers over the white of your eye and the backside of your eyelids) become dilated. Those blood vessels often dilate when the eye...
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Stem Cells and Your Eyes, a Bright Future

stemcell   Losing your sight is one of the biggest fears shared by people across the globe.  Unfortunately declines in vision as we age are all too common.  Two of the leading causes of severe vision loss in the developed world are Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma.  Stem cells may provide future...
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Do I need to make any lifestyle changes to help manage my Glaucoma?

downwarddog There have been several studies undertaken over the past several years to try and understand if there are any of our day to day activities that either help or hurt the management of your Glaucoma. Most of the studies have demonstrated very little impact on the course of Glaucoma.  Here...
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Guest — stephanie

this is fantastic!

This post is fantastic.My grandma recently got diagnosed w/ glaucoma so will share this with her.
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 20:52
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Why should I get an eye exam even if my vision is good?

eye examThere are several treatable eye diseases that at their earliest onset have little to no visual symptoms.  In fact the three leading causes of legal blindness in the United States all start with almost no visual symptoms detectable by the person suffering from the disease.  Those three diseases are Macular Degeneration,...
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