Those with diabetes have an increased risk of developing certain eye diseases. Follow these 5 tips from geteyesmart.org to help preserve your vision:
Did you know that 90% of eye injuries can be prevented simply by wearing the appropriate protective eyewear?
Click here for more information and learn how to reduce your risk.
A cataract is a clouding or discoloration of the normally clear lens of the eye. It can be compared to a window that is frosted, steamed or yellowed. There are many misconceptions about cataracts. Get your cataract facts by reading the article below and by visiting the Cataract page on our site:
Fourth of July fireworks are truly a spectacular sight, but they can cause devastating injuries. Every year, thousands of fireworks-related injuries are reported–including injuries to the eyes. Follow these tips from EyeSmart and have a safe celebration:
Summer is upon us! It is always important to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, but even more so during the extended daylight hours of summer. Learn more in the articles below from EyeSmart:
When is the last time YOU had an eye exam?
One of the best things you can do for your eye health is to have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Read more here from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, then schedule your exam today!
Eye Health in Sports and Recreation
“Tens of thousands of sports and recreation-related eye injuries occur each year. The good news is that 90 percent of serious eye injuries are preventable through use of appropriate protective eyewear.
The risk of eye injury can vary depending on the activity. Make sure the level of eye protection you or others in your family use is appropriate for the type of activity. Regular eyeglasses do not offer proper eye protection.”
Read the full article.
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Know Your Risks and Save Your Sight
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has been in the news lately due to the revelation by Oscar-winning actress Judy Dench that she is battling the eye disease, which is the leading cause of severe vision loss among Americans ages 65 and over.
Knowing the risk factors, being aware of family history, and keeping regular appointments with an Eye M.D. can help reduce the risks for vision loss from macular degeneration. In its most severe form, known as wet AMD, the disease can lead to permanent loss of central vision which is essential for driving, reading, and recognizing faces.
“The past few years have been marked by significant improvement in understanding the causes and the treatment of AMD,” says George Williams, MD, an AMD expert. “New research and clinical advances are helping us to better treat both the ‘dry’ AMD and ‘wet’ forms of AMD. One strong risk factor that people may not be aware of is family history. It’s important to find out whether your relatives have had AMD, and to tell your Eye M.D., if you have a history of AMD in your family. Knowing your risks can save your sight.”
Here are the top 5 risk factors for AMD:
- Being over the age of 60
- Having a family history of AMD
- Cigarette smoking
People with any two of these risk factors should schedule an appointment for a complete evaluation with an Eye M.D., who may recommend certain preventive measures which can reduce the risk of vision loss from this disorder.
Following a statement released yesterday by Genentech, the manufacturer of the drug Avastin, we have received several calls from concerned patients. Sabates Eye Centers patients may rest assured we have confirmed with our pharmacy source that our supply of Avastin comes directly from the manufacturer. The counterfeit drug warning primarily affects those providers who deal with a third party for their pharmaceuticals. Since Sabates Eye Centers does not do this for Avastin, there is no concern of our supply of the medication being counterfeit.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Director of Communications:
To view the official press release from Genentech, click here:
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