HOW SMOKING CAN DAMAGE YOUR EYES

Posted by on October 8, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

According to the World Health Organization, tobacco use kills more than five million people per year, and is responsible for one out of every ten adult deaths. It is the single largest preventable cause of disease and death. While most people are aware of the strong causal relationship between smoking and lung cancer or heart disease, many overlook the link between tobacco use and vision problems. Read more: How smoking can damage your eyes

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IS THERE A LINK BETWEEN SLEEP APNEA AND GLAUCOMA?

Posted by on April 22, 2014 · 1 Comment 

If you suffer from sleep apnea, several studies suggest that you may be at higher risk of developing a number of vision-related diseases, including glaucoma. Although there is a clear link between sleep apnea and glaucoma, the amount of risk is not quite clear — nor is the particular reason for it. What is clear, however, is that there is a link. If you suffer from sleep apnea, be sure that you discuss the possible implications between your sleep disorder and potential risk for eye diseases with your Silverstein Eye Centers specialist during your next appointment. Read more: Is there a link between sleep apnea and glaucoma?

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“SEE FOR YOURSELF” – GLAUCOMA CAN GO UNDETECTED UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE

Posted by on March 17, 2011 · Leave a Comment 

Unfortunately, glaucoma has no early warning signs, and many affected patients are unaware they have the disease until it has advanced. Once people have lost vision from glaucoma, it cannot be regained. However, early detection and timely treatment helps save the vision of thousands of people each year.” Glaucoma affects about 2.2 million Americans age 40 and over; another two million may have the disease and don’t know it. Read more

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