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Prevention of Myopia Progression in Children

Sara E. Schoeck OD     April 2018 Nearsightedness, or myopia, has increased dramatically over the last few decades and remains one of the leading causes of poor vision across the globe.  In the United States, it is estimated that 42 percent of the population is nearsighted.  This is an increase of 25 percent since…
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New Laser Treatment Can Help Get Rid of Eye Floaters

Written By: Reena Mukamal Reviewed By: Inder Paul Singh, MD Adapted by: SkyVision Centers - cdunbar Jan. 26, 2018   AAO.org  EyeSmart Millions of Americans who live with annoying spots in their field of vision may soon have more readily available remedy: a laser treatment called YAG vitreolysis. Dr. Darrell White has been doing laser vitreolysis in…
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Sleep Apnea and Glaucoma

Written By: Kierstan Boyd Reviewed By: J Kevin McKinney MD Jan. 19, 2018   AAO.org EyeSmart Do you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? If so, you probably know that leaving it untreated can lead to serious health problems like high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke. But did you know that this dangerous sleep disorder may also lead…
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Cataract Surgery Reduces Cause-Specific Mortality for Older Women

February 2018 issue AAO EyeNet Magazine Recent study results indicate that Cataract surgery may lower the mortality risk associated with systemic illnesses.  Cataract surgery has been shown to correlate with lower risk of all-cause mortality but this study by Tseng et al., aimed to determine the relationship between cataract surgery and total and cause-specific mortality…
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