cataracts

Smoking and Glaucoma

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2021

We all know smoking impacts our general health, but did you know it can also affect the eyes?  More than 1 billion people worldwide smoke […]

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Diabetes: Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Eye Exams

by Devora Kramer February 7, 2021

Annual eye exams can prevent 95 percent of vision loss. Diabetes affects around 10 percent of the American population, yet nearly 60 percent of people […]

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Why Am I Seeing Halos?

by Devora Kramer February 6, 2021

Seeing halos around lights can be a cause for concern, or it can be completely normal.  If you notice a sudden appearance of halos or […]

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What’s Worse: High Myopia or Smoking?

by Devora Kramer January 11, 2021

Smoking can lead to the development of sight-threatening eye diseases — but did you know that myopia can also increase your risk of these serious […]

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Should I Be Worried About Myopia?

by Devora Kramer January 4, 2021

Myopia (nearsightedness) progression in children doesn’t only result in a rapidly increasing optical prescription, it can also lead to some serious sight-threatening eye conditions in […]

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Can Your Child Benefit from Myopia Management?

by Russ Lazarus December 28, 2020

Myopia (nearsightedness) is a common vision problem that occurs when distant images appear blurry. Myopia occurs when the light entering the eye is focused in […]

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Light Sensitivity (Photophobia)

by Russ Lazarus December 20, 2020

Light sensitivity is one of the most common visual complaints.  Light sensitivity, clinically termed photophobia, can cause discomfort in the presence of natural and artificial […]

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Can Corticosteroids Affect Vision?

by Russ Lazarus November 24, 2020

Corticosteroid drugs, also called steroids, stimulate the production of cortisol in the body. Cortisol is a natural hormone that helps to stabilize the body’s anti-inflammatory […]

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Night Blindness: Treatments and Prevention

by Russ Lazarus October 21, 2020

Night blindness (nyctalopia) affects vision clarity in low light conditions and can significantly impact performance of daily activities. Night blindness, despite its name, does not […]

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What Causes Night Blindness?

by Russ Lazarus October 21, 2020

Night blindness (nyctalopia) causes reduced vision in low light conditions, and can be a source of fear and anxiety for those affected by it.   Decreased […]

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Cataract FAQs

by Russ Lazarus July 1, 2020

Q: What are cataracts? A: A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s transparent lens, that results in blurry vision and vision loss. The best […]

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When Should I Have Cataract Surgery?

by Russ Lazarus June 29, 2020

Over 50 percent of all adults will begin to develop a cataract by the time they reach 60. When cataracts first develop, you may not […]

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Will Cataract Surgery Give Me 20/20 Vision?

by Russ Lazarus June 29, 2020

How does cataract surgery help to improve vision? As cataracts develop and cloud the eye’s natural lens, significant visual distortions begin to impact the ability […]

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Can I Prevent Cataracts Naturally?

by Russ Lazarus June 29, 2020

There is no scientific proof that cataracts can be prevented entirely— unfortunately, as we age, cataracts are simply inevitable. The good news is, there are […]

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Guide to Sunglasses

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Sunglasses are fashionable, but why are they so important? Most people are aware of the harmful effects ultraviolet (UV) radiation can have on the skin. […]

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