Eye injuries can have potentially devastating consequences, and because they can occur virtually anywhere — at home, work or during contact sports — everyone is at risk. At Island Eye Surgicenter, our eye doctors take eye safety very seriously. Here, we share our top tips for preventing eye injuries.
Strong, clear vision affords you many benefits, including the ability to complete many everyday tasks with ease and comfort. Recently, a study found that preserving good vision can also help stave off cognitive decline as you get older. The team at Island Eye Surgicenter unpacks the study’s findings in this blog post.
Heredity plays an important role in eye health, and while you can’t control your genes, there are still many everyday habits you can practice to promote a lifetime of healthy vision. Read on as the Island Eye Surgicenter team shares healthy everyday habits that can help reduce your risk of eye problems and diseases.
Frequent headaches or migraines have many causes, including eye problems. Some headaches related to eye issues are due to overuse or environmental factors, while others can point to an underlying disease or condition. Here, the team at Island Eye Surgicenter explains how eye problems can lead to headaches.
The cornea is the thin, transparent tissue that covers the front of the eye. When the cornea becomes damaged or diseased, vision may become distorted. In some cases, the only way to restore vision is with a corneal transplant, a surgical procedure that involves removing the damaged tissue and replacing it with healthy donor tissue…. Continue Reading →
Glaucoma is a disease that causes damage to the eye’s optic nerve due to a fluid build-up inside the eye. It affects around 2.2 million people in the U.S. and can lead to permanent vision loss or total blindness if left untreated. In most cases, no signs or symptoms of glaucoma are present. Therefore, if… Continue Reading →
With a high success rate and low risk of complications, cataract surgery is safe and effective. Cataract surgery is also a quick and comfortable process. Recovering from cataract surgery is typically easy and painless. Nevertheless, it’s important to go into any procedure armed with as much information as possible. Below, the team at Island Eye… Continue Reading →
Cataracts are a condition in which the eye’s natural lens becomes increasingly cloudy, resulting in vision loss. Although cataracts can happen at earlier ages, they are common in people over age 60. Fortunately, cataracts are treatable through surgery. Cataract surgery becomes necessary when cataracts have advanced enough that vision is significantly impaired. One of the… Continue Reading →
A 2018 study suggests that eating a high-fat, low-carb diet may be beneficial to people facing glaucoma. The ketogenic or “keto” diet has been used for years to help treat diseases like epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. This is the first study to indicate the diet may also help protect the health of the… Continue Reading →
Despite their good looks, fame and wealth, celebrities are just as vulnerable to serious eye diseases as us mere mortals. Just like the patients we see at the Island Eye Surgicenter every day, famous people suffer from glaucoma, cataracts, bad eyesight, and other eye conditions. Read on for our “eye opening” list of visually impaired… Continue Reading →