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Managing Diabetes for Eye Health

Managing Diabetes for Eye Health

Diabetes, both type 1 and type 2, is known to cause a plethora of secondary conditions. Uncontrolled diabetes can negatively affect all parts of your body, and your eyes are no exception. To keep your eyes healthy and free of diabetes-related disease, properly managing your diabetes is key. Here are some things you should know […]

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Different Types of Glaucoma Explained

Different Types of Glaucoma Explained

Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve and causes vision loss. Many people have heard of glaucoma – especially because many celebrities like Bono, Whoopi Goldberg, and Andrea Bocelli are known to have it. What many people don’t know, however, is that there are several types of glaucoma. The two main types of […]

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Take the Quiz to See How Much You Know About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a common eye condition but most people know very little about it. It happens when fluid can’t drain from the eyes properly, causing pressure to build. Over time this pressure causes damage to your optic nerve, affecting your vision. We put together this quiz to test your knowledge of glaucoma. Hopefully, the answers […]

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Is There a Cure for Glaucoma?

Shelton, ConnecticutGlaucoma is a condition that causes permanent vision loss. When you have glaucoma, it usually means that your intraocular pressure (the pressure inside of your eye) is very high. This increase in pressure causes damage to the optic nerve, which causes irreparable vision loss. There is no cure for glaucoma, however it can be […]

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Glaucoma Stats You Need to Know

In a survey conducted by the Glaucoma Research Foundation, it was determined that 74 percent of people have regular eye exams, but only 61 percent of those people get dilated eye exams. Since these eye exams are the best way to detect glaucoma, it’s obvious that many people aren’t concerned about this eye condition. Once you […]

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4 Undeniable Facts About Glaucoma

4 Undeniable Facts About Glaucoma

There is a good chance that you know someone who has glaucoma, and they may not even know it yet. That person might even be you. Whether you are dealing with the disease or you know someone who is, it is good to be educated on the subject. Glaucoma, often nicknamed the “sneak thief of […]

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Are You at Risk for Glaucoma?

While no one is immune to glaucoma, some people are at greater risk than others. It is important to know if you are at a greater risk of developing the condition. Since glaucoma typically doesn’t have symptoms in the early stages, you and your eye doctor can work together to catch the condition early. That […]

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Surprising Facts About Glaucoma

Whether you have glaucoma or you’re trying to avoid it, it’s a good idea to know the facts. Once you study the facts, you’ll realize that there is a lot more to glaucoma than meets the eye. You’ll also realize that it’s a good idea to stay knowledgeable if you’re serious about protecting your eyes. […]

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Hallucinations Along with Glaucoma-Related Vision Loss

Sometimes with vision loss, a person can see things that aren’t there. Sometimes these nonexistent objects can appear to be people, and that can be frightening. Glaucoma is one of the vision loss-causing conditions that can make a person see things that aren’t there. In fact, up to 30 percent of adults experiencing vision loss […]

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Keeping Glaucoma from Stealing Your Sight

Glaucoma is a thief of eyesight and the leading cause of blindness in the United States. Unfortunately, nearly half the people that have glaucoma don’t know they have it. The symptoms aren’t evident, as the damage to the optic nerve occurs without any indication that it is even happening. The indicator that something is wrong […]

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