Dermal fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero are the number one cosmetic procedure performed in the U.S., and for a good reason. They’re often thought of as a no-surgery face lift option to create a more youthful appearance, without the need for anesthesia, scalpels, or downtime. Facial filler injections are typically performed in an office setting and most patients can return to daily activities quickly after the injections. The use of various fillers in the skin can create excellent cosmetic results lasting an average of 1-2 years. (more…)
The macula is in the center of your retina, which is the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye, and it helps you see fine details and colors at a higher resolution than any camera can provide. When fluid builds up or blood vessels leak in the retina, it’s referred to as macular edema, and this swelling can distort your vision.
With macular edema, colors appear washed out and vision may be blurry. As more blood vessels leak or rupture, the risk of serious, permanent vision loss increases. There are many conditions that can cause blood vessels to swell or fluid to leak into the retina and cause macular edema, including: (more…)
More than 25 million Americans have cataracts in the U.S. According to “The Future of Vision” study by Prevent Blindness, it’s estimated that 38.5 million people in the U.S. will have cataracts by 2032, and 45.6 million will have the eye condition by the year 2050.
One explanation for the rising number of cataracts is the aging population, since aging is the leading cause of cataracts. In fact, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, approximately half of all Americans have cataracts by age 75. However, cataracts can occur at any age, particularly with if one has risk factors such as eye injuries, eye diseases, a family history of cataracts, and certain diseases like diabetes. (more…)