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Minimize the shooting, burning pain of Sciatica

Sciatica is nerve pain from an injury or irritation to the sciatic nerve, which originates in the buttock/gluteal area. The sciatic nerve is the longest and thickest nerve in the body.
Jan 5th, 2023

VISUAL SNOW

Visual snow is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by a continuous visual disturbance that occupies the entire visual field and is described as tiny flickering dots that resemble the noise of a detuned analog television.
Dec 2nd, 2022

15 Push-Ups Every Day to Increase Functional Strength

Benefits of doing push-ups Push-ups target multiple muscle groups. ... Push-ups increase upper-body strength. ... Push-ups are good for your core. ... Push-ups can improve your posture. ... Push-ups support bone health. ... Push-ups boost heart health. .
Nov 29th, 2022

Will Exercise Save Your Life?

Over 110,000 deaths per year could be prevented if U.S. adults over 40 spent just 10 additional minutes a day engaging in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, according to a new study. Adding 20 or 30 minutes of such activity could save even more!
Nov 15th, 2022

Glaucoma: The 'silent thief'

Glaucoma is sometimes called the “silent thief of sight” because it slowly damages the eyes and can cause irreparable harm before there is any vision loss. But this disease is stealthy in more ways than one. Glaucoma has been known since 300 BC
Nov 8th, 2022

How our eyes can change color throughout our lives

Eye color fully matures in infancy and remains the same for life. But in a small percentage of adults, eye color can naturally become either noticeably darker or lighter with age. What determines eye color is the pigment melanin
Oct 1st, 2022

Carotid Artery Disease

Carotid artery disease happens when blood flow through the carotid artery is blocked. Without enough oxygen from blood, Eyes and Brain do not work properly.
Sep 29th, 2022

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a leading cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and limb amputation in the USA
Sep 6th, 2022

Eye Drops for Dry Eyes

Artificial tears are OTC eye drops used to lubricate dry eyes and help maintain moisture on the outer surface of the eyes.
Aug 18th, 2022

Medication as risk factor for falls

Many drugs can increase the risk of falls. The more drugs one takes, the greater the chance that one or a combination of them will make a fall more likely to happen.
Aug 10th, 2022

Loneliness

Loneliness is often associated with an unwanted lack of connection and intimacy.
Jul 31st, 2022

Facial Pain

Facial pain is pain that is localized to the Face, Mouth, Throat or Eyes & Adnexa
Jul 31st, 2022

RED EYES

Red Eyes, a/k/a bloodshot eyes, can indicate the presence of several different health issues. While some of these issues are benign, others are serious and require emergency medical attention.
Jul 23rd, 2022

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Patients with basal cell carcinomas most commonly notice a reddish nodule slowly forming on their eyelid. The tumor is most commonly found on the lower eyelid, followed by the medial canthus and may sometimes occur on the upper eyelid.
Jul 21st, 2022

CORNEAL ABRASION

Corneal abrasion is a scratch to the surface of the cornea of the eye. Symptoms may include pain, redness, light sensitivity, and a foreign body feeling in the eye. Most people recover completely within three to five days.
Jul 16th, 2022

Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye ailments that can affect people with diabetes. These conditions include diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, cataracts, and glaucoma.
Jul 6th, 2022

DRY EYE TREATMENT-TEAR ENHANCEMENT by NEUROSTIMULATION

Stimulating Tear Production by Neurostimulation: Dry eye disease (DED) affects about one-third of the population. Traditional therapies with topical lubricants, have been employed with variable success in the treatment of DED. iTEAR100 is a game changer.
Jun 5th, 2022

MOST COMMON causes of EYE Pain

If you have Eye Pain, Seek Help right away. Nearly everyone has had sore eyes at some point. Sometimes they get better on their own, but they can also be a sign of something more serious. See your Eye Doctor, OD/MD?DO or go to the nearest Urgent Care/ER.
May 22nd, 2022

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

Autoimmune diseases develop when the auto-reactive B lymphocytes (autoantibodies) and T lymphocytes described cause a pathological and/or functional damage to the organ/tissue containing the target autoantigen(s)
May 16th, 2022

OPTICAL ILLUSIONS

An optical illusion is something that plays tricks on vision. Optical illusions teach us how our eyes and brain work together to see. We live in a 3D world, so the brain gets clues about depth, shading, lighting, and position to help interpret the World
Apr 4th, 2022

Droopy EyeLids

Eyelid ptosis, AKA blepharoptosis, is a droop in the upper eyelid. The droop can occur on one or both eyelids and ranges from mild to severe. Mild ptosis may not be noticeable nor may cause any vision problems. Severe ptosis can obstruct the vision
Mar 16th, 2022

Mimicking natural light cycles may influence diabetes risk

Researchers recently investigated how night-day variations in light intensity affected metabolism in people with insulin resistance. Metabolism was lower during sleep in those exposed to dim light during the day and bright light in the evening. The timing
Feb 22nd, 2022

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones generally occur in individuals who do not have adequate access to drinking water or who are frequently dehydrated. There may be some ocular manifestations such as Eyelid edema, Conjunctival pallor and Degenerative changes as well.
Feb 18th, 2022

Blue Light Glasses Improve Sleep

How can blue light affect sleep? During the day blue enriched light is necessary, because it helps synchronize our circadian clocks to a 24-hour day. Hence, exposure to a regular light and dark cycle is essential to achieve and maintain good sleep.
Dec 28th, 2021

EYES of the Reindeer

While you put on sunglasses to improve your vision for changes in the light outside, reindeer do not do that. Instead, they change their eye color.
Dec 13th, 2021

PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS

Psoriatic arthritis(PsA) is a long-term inflammatory arthritis that occurs in people affected by the autoimmune disease psoriasis. The classic feature of psoriatic arthritis is swelling of entire fingers and toes with a sausage like appearance.
Nov 8th, 2021

BLEPHAROSPASM

What is Blepharospasm? Eye twitching, Benign Essential blepharospasm and Hemifacial Spasm are terms often used to refer to any of three separate conditions. Each type of twitch or spasm has a different cause.
Oct 25th, 2021

Diabetes and the EYE(s)

Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye problems that can affect people with diabetes. These conditions include diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, cataracts, and glaucoma.
Sep 27th, 2021

POTS: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a blood circulation disorder characterized by two factors: A specific group of symptoms that frequently occur when standing upright A heart rate increase from horizontal to standing
Sep 6th, 2021

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Aug 26th, 2021

Hydroxychloroquine induced retinal toxicity

Chloroquine (CQ) and Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) (HCQ) have been used for many years, initially for the treatment of malaria but now more commonly for the treatment of inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus .
Aug 12th, 2021

GOODRX

Good RX and its benefits
Aug 8th, 2021

Eye Exams

To keep your eyes healthy and to maintain your vision, the American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends a comprehensive eye exam annually for adults ages 18 to 60, and semi-annual exams for people age 61 and older.
Jun 25th, 2021

STATINS

Statins are a class of lipid-lowering medications that generally reduce illness and mortality in those who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease
Jun 2nd, 2021

DRY EYES

Dry Eyes and initial therapy
May 27th, 2021

Swollen Eyelid(s)

A swollen eyelid can have a variety of causes, some more serious than others. Depending on the cause, you may be able to treat eyelid swelling at home. However, in some cases, it is important to contact a doctor or ER for a swollen eye
Mar 2nd, 2022

View Your Eyes Documentary

View Open Your Eyes Documentary and learn how Optometric Physicians can now see 300 systemic diseases in the Eye, and to understand the important role of Optometry in Medicine. Some of the Common systemic diseases are Diabetes, Hypertension and Arthritis.
Jan 30th, 2022