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Causes of Blindness
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Causes of Blindness

Globally, the leading causes of vision impairment are: uncorrected refractive errors cataract age-related macular degeneration glaucoma diabetic retinopathy corneal opacity trachoma There is substantial variation in the causes between and within countries according to the availability of eye care services, their affordability, and the eye care literacy of the population. For example, the proportion of...

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Two Patients With Macular Degeneration Get Artificial Retinas

LYON, France — A 72-year-old woman with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) was the first patient to receive an artificial retina implant as part of the multicenter PRIMAvera clinical trial, which is looking at the safety and efficacy of the PRIMA system. “Her vision was severely impaired by this condition. We used the ETDRS chart to assess her visual acuity,...

Leading causes of broken eyeglasses
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Leading causes of broken eyeglasses

After years of working with patients and their broken glasses, my experience has been: Glasses were sat on (usually when put down on a bed while dressing/undressing), or stepped on. Glasses were damaged during a sports or recreational activity. Glasses were “altered” by a family pet…almost always a dog. Glasses were destroyed by a young...

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Anti reflective lenses

Glasses with anti-reflective coating have grown in popularity as more jobs demand that employees spend time behind a computer. Everyday use of smartphones, TV viewing, and other gadgets with screens can strain the eyes even further. In the past, AR coating was a nuisance because it would easily peel off, scratch, and get dirty easily. Today’s AR-coated...

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Corneal Arcus or Arcus Senilis

Eyes are often considered the “window into the soul,” but in eye care they are more commonly used as a window into the patient’s overall health. Eyes can change in many ways as you get older, but some of these changes can indicate other health issues you otherwise might not notice. Systemic diseases like diabetes and conditions...

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How to maintain health eyes

Good vision helps you perform well—at home, at work, or behind the wheel. That’s why it’s important to take a few simple steps to make sure you help keep your eyesight at its best. A regular eye exam is the best way to protect your eyesight – and an easy precaution to take. Here are some tips...

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Glare Reducing Lenses: Understanding Their Uses

Glare Reducing Lenses: Understanding Their Uses There are two main types of glare reducing lenses for eyewear: lenses with an anti-reflective coating and polarized lenses. Both help to prevent glare in their own way. Glare reducing lenses can improve vision clarity, help people see better while driving at night, reduce annoying glare from water or...

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