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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
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