Diabetes Can Cause Blindness

Diabetes can cause diabetic retinopathy, a sight-threatening complication. Diabetic retinopathy may cause bleeding (hemorrhage), fat leakage (exudates), and swelling in the retina as depicted in the image below. Treatment is usually coordinated with a retina specialist. Depending on how severe the damage in the eye, patients may need laser treatments or injections of powerful medications … Continued

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What is LASIK?

Have you ever wondered what life would be like without your glasses or contact lenses? Imagine the freedom of playing sports, watching television, driving your car, and spending time with your family without any visual restrictions. A revolutionary laser vision correction procedure, LASIK, is giving thousands of patients a whole new view of the world! … Continued

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Did you know that a WWII Propaganda Campaign Popularized the Myth That Carrots Help You See in the Dark

Here is why carrots are good for your eyes… Vitamin A Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, a carotenoid pigment which is an essential precursor for vitamin A. Deficiencies in vitamin A are the leading causes of blindness in the developing world. Lack of vitamin A can also lead to: Cataracts Macular degeneration Xerophthalmia (a disease … Continued

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