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Category: Glaucoma Treatment

Learn About Glaucoma from Bono

For two decades Bono’s insistence on wearing sunglasses, even when indoors, has been seen simply as part of his rockstar image.  But did you know that his trademark shades are instead there to alleviate difficulties caused by glaucoma?  For the past 20 years he has had glaucoma, a condition that can make eyes more sensitive to light.  Click on the link below:   “4 Things You Can Learn About Glaucoma From Bono”: http://www.aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/glaucoma-bono-u2

Glaucoma Awareness Information

According to the National Eye Institute(NEI), of the 2.7 million Americans who have glaucoma, 50 percent don’t know it. Glaucoma is a condition in which pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve and most patients have no symptoms at all in its early stages. If left untreated, it can lead to vision loss and blindness. To see how glaucoma affects your vision? Check out this glaucoma vision simulator: http://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/glaucoma-vision-simulator Everyone is at risk for glaucoma, from babies to senior citizens, according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation. In the U.S., more than 120,000 people are blind from glaucoma, and glaucoma is…

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Have Glaucoma & Cataracts?

Today there is good news for patients considering cataract surgery and who have glaucoma.  The FDA-approved iStent is great news for people who have both a cataract and glaucoma,” says Dr. Mark Mayo. The eye drops used to treat glaucoma can be difficult to administer and expensive. With iStent, many patients will need less medicine to control their eye pressure and some may not need prescription eye drops at all.” Studies have shown that more than 90% of patients do not comply with their ocular medication dosing regimens and nearly 50% discontinue taking their medications before 6 months. Dr. Mayo…

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