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If You Have Diabetic Retinopathy, You Should Be Checked For Heart and Kidney Problems

Created on: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Author: Eye Physicians of Long Beach

Tags: heart disease, diabetic health, kidney disease, diabetes, eye exam, blindness, blurred vision

A recent study published in the July, 2014 issue of the Journal of Diabetic Complications evaluated the connection between diabetic retinopathy and other severe diabetic health risks, such as cardiovascular disease and kidney disease. The ACCORD (Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes trial was a large clinical trial of adults with established type 2 diabetes who were at especially high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study provided longitudinal data to evaluate the value of the onset of diabetic retinopathy in predicting the risk of heart disease and kidney disease.

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Will Canaloplasty Cure your Glaucoma?

Created on: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Author: Eye Physicians of Long Beach

Tags: glaucoma, blindness, canaloplasty, eye, glaucoma treatment, surgeon, eye physicians of long beach, e

Canaloplasty is a state-of-the-art surgical technique that is undergoing testing for its effectiveness in treating glaucoma at Eye Physicians of Long Beach. By taking advantage of the eye’s existing drainage system, canaloplasty is designed to relieve pressure on the optic nerve that is caused by glaucoma. If left untreated, this pressure results in eyesight loss, potentially to the point of blindness.

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EPLB and the latest technology combine to deliver the best vision to cataract patients.

Created on: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Author: Eye Physicians of Long Beach

Tags: cataract, cataract surgery, eye physicians of long beach, ora, lensx, lens implant, technology

At Eye Physicians of Long Beach (EPLB), we always strive to deliver superior vision outcomes to patients undergoing cataract removal. Our goal is always to reduce or eliminate dependence on glasses following cataract surgery.

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Eye Toxicity from Plaquenil (Hydroxychloroquine)

Created on: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Author: Eye Physicians of Long Beach

Tags: ocular toxicity, prescription drugs, vision loss, cataract, plaquenil, eye exam, eye doctor

Ocular toxicity resulting from use of prescription drugs can cause a variety of eye issues, including vision loss and cataract formation. Hydroxychloroquine toxicity is a specific form that is a risk to those using chloroquine based medications for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

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Correlation between Coronary Disease and Macular Degeneration

Created on: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Author: Eye Physicians of Long Beach

Tags: macular degeneration, coronary artery disease, heart, eye physician, vision loss

Research published looking at patients who were part of the Australian Heart Eye Study (AHES) group suggests a connection between Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). This discovery may be helpful in improving early detection of AMD in patients with known histories of CAD. Patients who suffer from either disease can benefit from their doctors’ understanding of the connection between these diseases. It may also lead to a better understanding of AMD.

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Is Marijuana a Solution for Glaucoma?

Created on: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Author: Eye Physicians of Long Beach

Tags: glaucoma, marijuana, eye drops, medical cannabis, optic nerve, disease, blood pressure, eye health

As medical marijuana becomes more readily available, physicians find themselves in the difficult position of determining which patients have a legitimate need for the deregulated drug. Though marijuana has long been lauded as an effective treatment for glaucoma, there is no evidence that it can benefit the course of the disease.

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Lack of Exercise Increases Risk of Cataracts

Created on: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Author: Eye Physicians of Long Beach

Tags: cataract, exercise, obesity, eye, vision loss, healthy diet, uv light, diabetes, eye doctor

Almost 20% of Americans over the age of 40 have cataracts according to the Centers for Disease Control. A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye and is the leading cause of vision loss and reversible blindness. Those who suffer from cataracts may experience blurred or doubled vision, difficulty with contrast as well as problems with color and depth perception. Cataracts do not go away on their own and can be removed with a laser. But, there may also be modifiable risk factors that can increase your risk of developing cataracts. Lack of exercise may be one of those risks factors you can change in order to decrease your risk of developing a cataract.

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Laser Cataract Surgery Can Reduce Your Risk of Complications

Created on: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Author: Eye Physicians of Long Beach

Tags: cataract, surgery, eye physicians of long beach, risk, laser cataract surgery, eye doctor

For decades, cataract surgery has been successfully performed to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a clear one. With over 3 million cataract surgeries performed each year in the US alone, it is one of the most common surgeries in the world. Manual cataract surgeries are highly successful in returning a patient’s eyesight to its pre-cataract state. A recent article published in the Journal of Refractive surgery showed that laser cataract surgery could be even more beneficial in improving eyesight and preventing complications from surgery.

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Laser Surgery is Now Available to People with Cataracts in Los Angeles and Orange County

Created on: Monday, October 13, 2014
Author: Eye Physicians of Long Beach

Tags: cataract surgery, eye surgery, eye doctor, fda, vision, laser surgery

Improve Your Vision and Quality of Life with this Innovative Surgery at EPLB.
Eye Physicians of Long Beach (EPLB) is one of the first practices in the United States to offer this type of procedure, and we are proud to bring this innovative technology to our local community.

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Obesity and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Created on: Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Author: Eye Physicians of Long Beach

Tags: amd, macular degeneration, eye doctor, obesity, metabolic syndrome, weight, over weight, vision loss

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the deterioration of the macula as we age. The macula is the tissue that lines the back of the eye. It is part of the retina and is sensitive to light, making it a vital component of vision. Aging causes this breakdown of delicate tissue, but can our weight exacerbate the problem?

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