Glaucoma can have many causes. Some are common knowledge, such as cataracts and complications from high blood pressure or diabetes, but others can be surprising. Different types of eye injuries, OTC or prescription steroids, and eye melanomas can also cause you to develop this dangerous eye disease.
While many people don’t actually mind getting older, many of us do mind the visible signs of aging, which can prompt us to consider cosmetic surgery. Others seek out cosmetic consultations because they want to remove acne scars or correct uneven skin tones. Whatever the reason, Baptist Eye Surgeons offers a variety of cosmetic surgery options to help you achieve your goals and have the skin you have always wanted.Read more
More and more people are asking if LASIK surgery is the right choice to fix their vision problems. While not everyone will be a good candidate for the procedure, many will qualify and many more have benefitted from LASIK. With that in mind, we’re continuing our three-part series on what you can expect on your LASIK journey from start to finish.Read more
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Glaucoma and diabetes
- Diabetic macular edema
- Cataracts and diabetes
- Diagnosing and treating diabetic eye disease
You’re always looking for ways to improve your health. Whether it’s hitting the gym more or cutting down on fast food, you want to be your best for as long as possible. But have you ever considered the health of your eyes? Keeping your vision healthy is a year-round job. Fortunately, you can take care of your eyes regardless of the year by following a few basic steps.
To keep your vision healthy during 2021:
- Schedule a baseline eye exam
- Wear high-quality sunglasses
- Wear eye protection when appropriate
- Don’t smoke
- Know your family’s vision history
According to the University of Michigan Kellog Eye Center, anyone’s risk of developing cataracts is pretty high. Over 95% of people who are 65 and older have a cataract. What’s more, half of those between the ages of 75 and 85 have experienced some loss of vision due to this condition.
To better understand cataracts, we’ll look at:
- Other risk factors for cataracts
- What are cataracts?
- Cataract symptoms
- Diagnosing cataracts
- Treatment of cataracts
While your chances of developing cataracts are high, there’s no reason to panic. Some common myths about cataracts include that they result from straining your eyes, or that they can spread from one eye to the other. The truth is that cataracts are a natural part of aging and develop slowly over time. This means that they can be caught early on using dilated eye exams. Read more
The short answer is yes, you can have cataract surgery if you have age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The real question is whether cataract surgery will actually help your vision or not if you have AMD. The answer to that question is “probably, yes,” but it would be helpful to define what cataracts and AMD are to understand why that is.
To answer why you can probably have cataract surgery if you have macular degeneration, we’ll look at:
- Establishing the reason for your vision loss
- Can cataract surgery worsen AMD?
- Understanding macular degeneration and cataracts
Our skin changes over time. As elasticity breaks down, wrinkles and creases develop around our eyes, which makes us look tired or older than we may feel. While this is perfectly natural, you may find yourself wondering if there’s a way to help safely rejuvenate your skin without extreme measures such as plastic surgery.
If this sounds like you, then it may be time to consider Botox treatment. Botox is a natural, purified protein that’s been FDA-approved to treat signs of aging as well as for other medical uses. It works by relaxing muscles around the eye, resulting in fewer muscle contractions that cause signs of aging. Another benefit of botox treatments is that you can get them at any time. Read more