Month: <span>February 2021</span>

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Foods that lower blood sugar

When a person has diabetes, either their body does not produce enough insulin, or it cannot use the insulin correctly, so glucose accumulates in the blood. High levels of blood glucose can cause a range of symptoms, from exhaustion to heart disease. One way to control blood sugar is to eat a healthful diet. Generally,...


Eye Diseases in Africa

Blindness is a major public health problem in African because of the sheer number of people so afflicted. Economic survival is a struggle for the average, non-handicapped person in a developing country. The burden of blindness is therefore a major added frustration to the individual’s economic independence and social development. Eye care delivery has not...


Bandage Contact Lenses

The Case for Bandage Soft Contact Lenses A primer on the use of these therapeutic lenses to serve and protect the corneas of our patients. By Susan Gromacki, O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O. The concept of a protective eye bandage originated in the first century A.D., when Celsus reportedly applied a honey-soaked linen to the site of...


Ocular Trauma

Eye Injuries Eye Trauma Eye trauma refers to damage caused by a direct blow to the eye. The trauma may affect not only the eye, but the surrounding area, including adjacent tissue and bone structure. There are many different forms of trauma, varying in severity from minor injury to medical emergencies. Even in cases where...