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The new year offers a resolution for better health

By Dr. Steven A. Nielsen The holidays are in full swing, characterized by the hustle and bustle of celebrations, traditions and last-minute shopping. The days are gone before we know what hit us, and suddenly, it’s the new year. Now is the time to examine the goals and changes we would like to make in […]

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Medications, medical conditions, and cataracts?

By Santiago Villazon A cataract is the clouding of the crystalline lens in one’s eye. It can occur in one or both eyes. Symptoms include blurring of the vision, increasing glare/halos while driving at night, changes in color perception and increasing difficulty reading (even with glasses). Often they develop slowly over years — and at […]

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Women’s eye health primer

By Dr. Jean Keamy Since women typically live longer than men, they are at greater risk for developing vision-inhibiting conditions and diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Thus, they have a particular incentive to have their eyes comprehensively examined, especially as they get older. In addition, there are a number of autoimmune diseases — […]

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Spinach really does benefit your eyes

By Dr. Steven Nielsen The health of our eyes is largely dependent on how we take care of them over the course of our lives. This includes eating foods that are beneficial to eye health. In addition to the foods we eat, the following are important and easy ways to protect our eyes: •Wear sunglass […]

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Breakthrough treatment for evaporative dry eye disease

By Jean Keamy Tear Science has developed a breakthrough treatment for patients who suffer from evaporative dry eye disease. This disease stems from a deficiency in the oily lipid layer of the eye’s natural tear film. The oily lipids serve as a protective layer so that the aqueous (water) layer of the eye’s tear film […]

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Diabetic eye disease: What you should know

By Dr. Steven A. Nielsen As we leave the mildness of early autumn behind and prepare for the approaching colder months, it is important not only to take preventative measure to protect our bodies against illness (getting flu shots, taking a multi-vitamin supplement and dressing for the weather), but also to take care of our […]

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