Newborn babies are sweet, cuddly and require daily care to keep them happy and healthy. One of those areas of their health that must be addressed is eye care. Babies can’t tell you if they have eye or vision problems, if they are itchy or swollen. That’s why both physicians and parents alike need to stay diligent when it comes to caring for a baby’s eyes. [Read more…]
As we welcome in the New Year, many people take the time to make resolutions to improve themselves. For some it means financial goals. Others may involve personal enrichment. All of the should include working towards optimal health with exercise and healthy eating.
Key Ingredient to Health: Regular Exercise
Yeah, yeah, we all say that we want to get “in shape” every New Year, but we do need to get in shape and not just to look good in our bathing suits this summer! Lack of exercise contributes to the rise of diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and more. Here are a few tips to help you get started, especially if you suffer from diabetes. [Read more…]
Glaucoma is a major cause of vision loss worldwide. It affects more than 3 million people in the United States—nearly half of whom are unaware they have the disease. During Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, the Kleinsorge Family Eye Care joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in reminding the public that early detection and treatment can help protect your sight.
Glaucoma damages the optic nerve, which transmits visual information from the retina to the brain. Typically, the disease initially has no signs or symptoms. If left untreated, glaucoma can cause irreversible blindness. [Read more…]
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that causes high pressure on optic nerve, damaing it. The optic nerve is crucial to sight, it sends all of the images created by the eye to the brain. Damage done to to this nerve first causes the loss of peripheral vision, and then central vision.
For most people ringing in the New Year means celebrating with friends and family, champagne toasts and cheer, but if you get hit in the eye with a champagne cork, it may mean a trip to the emergency room.
“A cork can fly up to 50 miles per hour as it leaves the bottle,” says Tamara Fountain, MD, a clinical correspondent for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. “Warm bottles of champagne and poor technique in removing the cork can result in serious, blinding eye injuries. Anything that travels with such momentum can have a devastating effect if it strikes your eye.” [Read more…]