Eye Disease

Glaucoma: The Puff is Not Enough


Why Comprehensive Exams are a Better Method for Early Glaucoma Detection. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States and the leading cause of irreversible blindness. Called the “silent thief of sight,” the disease can reach an advanced stage long before visible changes in vision occur. Unfortunately, many people believe that they do not have the disease because they had a normal “air puff” screening. An estimated three million Americans have glaucoma, but only half know it. Glaucoma is a complex disease caused by damage to the optic nerve. There are many types of glaucoma. The most common type of glaucoma is narrow-angle glaucoma, which accounts for 70% of all adult cases of the disease. In early stages, patients do not experience symptoms. Because of this, [...]

Glaucoma: The Puff is Not Enough2019-01-17T19:31:26+00:00

What Diseases Can Your Eyes Predict?


In poetic writing, you will find authors often say things like “her eyes told the story” or “his eyes said it all.” It’s a beautiful picture. We can all relate to a look that seems to speak sentences. What if we told you that your eyes tell the story of your body in a more literal sense too – in a life-saving sort of way? When you go see your optometrist or ophthalmologist and get a complete eye exam (more than just checking your vision and adjusting a prescription), you will be given a series of tests. Some of these tests, obviously, tell you about potential eye conditions. But some of these tests can actually predict other diseases too. Eye Disease Prediction Let’s start out with the obvious – a [...]

What Diseases Can Your Eyes Predict?2017-10-18T18:45:17+00:00