Part I: Can We Cure Nearsightedness?

Nearsightedness, or myopia, is a visual condition in which patients cannot see clearly in the distance however, can see clearly at near.  The level of vision a person has at distance or near varies depending on if the patient has mild, moderate, severe, or extreme...

Part II: Can We Cure Nearsightedness?

In part one of “Can We Cure Nearsightedness” we discussed myopia, its incidence and the expected increase over the next 30 years.  Currently there are a number of clinical approaches to preventing or slowing the progression of nearsightedness.  These approaches...

Part III: Can We Cure Nearsightedness?

In part two of “Can We Cure Nearsightedness” we went over ways to control the progression of nearsightedness by spending more time outdoors and getting more exposure to daylight, as well as, reducing the amount a patient accommodates or focuses by practicing a safe...

What is Ocular Hypertension? 

Ocular hypertension is a term used to describe an increase in eye pressure that is above the normal healthy range.  Normal healthy eye pressure typically ranges from 10-21.   Patients diagnosed as “ocular hypertensives” have eye pressure over 21 however, have no...

Vision Problems in Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological condition that was first described in 1817 by Dr. James Parkinson. The London doctor first reported the symptoms calling the condition the “shaking palsy”. It is mostly characterized by problems with body movements...

Vision and Eye Health After 40

If you are over 40 years of age, you’ve probably noticed changes in your vision. Difficulty seeing clearly for reading and close work is among the most common problems adults develop between ages 41 to 60. However, this is also the time when other changes in...

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