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Monthly Archives: November 2014

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

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… Read The Rest of The Article

Will Canaloplasty Cure your Glaucoma?

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,… Read The Rest of The Article

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

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. Until now, this has demanded not only a surgeon with superior skills, but also meticulous eye measurements performed in the clinic… Read The Rest of The Article

Correlation between Coronary Disease and Macular Degeneration

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… Read The Rest of The Article

Is Marijuana a Solution for Glaucoma?

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. Those suffering from glaucoma… Read The Rest of The Article

Lack of Exercise Increases Risk of Cataracts

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… Read The Rest of The Article

Laser Cataract Surgery Can Reduce Your Risk of Complications

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… Read The Rest of The Article

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