10 Things to Know About Glaucoma

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 →

Could the Keto Diet Protect You from Glaucoma?

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 →

Can Certain Activities Make Glaucoma Worse?

Glaucoma is an eye disease characterized by an increase in pressure inside the eye (a.k.a., intraocular pressure). Usually the best way to control intraocular pressure is with the use of medicated eyedrops, and sometimes laser or surgical procedures. However, nowadays many people are interested in how their daily activities and lifestyle habits affect their health…. Continue Reading →

Common Questions about Glaucoma

Glaucoma can threaten your peripheral vision and even cause blindness if your optic nerve becomes damaged. Patients who are at risk for glaucoma are understandably concerned about identifying the symptoms and avoiding the complications of this eye disease. Fortunately, the effects of glaucoma can often be delayed or minimized with early diagnosis. In this post,… Continue Reading →

January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma Awareness Month

More than 3 million Americans have glaucoma, a number that is expected to increase to about 4.2 million by 2030, according to the National Eye Institute. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a campaign designed to spread awareness on the sight stealing disease. In this blog post, the team at Island Eye Surgicenter shares information… Continue Reading →


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