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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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Swimming and Contacts, Not a Good Mix

swimming with contacts Swimming and Contacts, Not a Good Mix UPDATED It's the summer time at the Jersey shore and one of the most common questions I'm asked is, “Is it safe to swim with my contact lenses?” The answer I give to my patients is “NO."  Do millions of people swim with...
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Heated Eye Pad for Dry Eyes, Blepharitis and Styes

heated eye pad for dry eyes Heated Eye Pad for Dry Eyes, Blepharitis and Styes. Dry eyes is a chronic, progressive condition from which many people suffer. It is one of the most common ocular conditions, and one of the most common complaints that I hear from my patients. Symptoms usually include burning, stinging, tearing, redness,...
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