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Newly diagnosed with Glaucoma, what are my treatment options?

dxglaucoma Newly Diagnosed with Glaucoma, what are my treatment options? There are several different variations of Glaucoma and what we will discuss mostly today is what we call Primary Open Angle Glaucoma.  This means that there is no specific underlying cause for the Glaucoma like inflammation, trauma or a severe cataract. ...
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Sleep Apnea and Glaucoma

sleepapnea Sleep Apnea and Glaucoma The Background Glaucoma affects over 60 million people worldwide and almost 3 million people in the US.  There are many more people who have glaucoma but have not yet had it diagnosed.  Glaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness in the US behind Macular Degeneration.  If...
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Is Coffee Bad for Your Eyes?

coffeepic Coffee and Your Eyes The National Coffee Drinking Trends report showed that 62 percent of more than 3,000 people who participated in the online survey said they had drunk coffee the previous day, which is interpreted as daily consumption. This was up from 57 percent in 2016, said the report,...
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Is Marijuana Good for Glaucoma?

10 marijuana copy Is Marijuana Good for Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a common eye disease that affects the optic nerve and results in loss of peripheral vision or side vision.  The treatment for glaucoma is to lower the pressure inside the eye or intraocular pressure(IOP).  This can be accomplished by laser, eye drops, or...
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When Should I Stop Driving?

drivingOne of the hardest questions we deal with every day in the practice is when to tell people who are having difficulty with their vision to stop driving. Giving up your driving privilege is one of the most difficult realities to come to terms with if you have a problem that...
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