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Ophthalmology

Preventing Diabetes-Related Vision Loss

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 08.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Affecting about one in three people with diabetes, this eye disease can cause irreversible vision loss and blindness. The good news is that early detection and treatment can prevent or minimize vision loss, and keeping diabetes under control can reduce your risk of developing diabetic retinopathy altogether.

When Quick Care Could Save Your Vision

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

If you have any of the following symptoms, you should seek medical attention immediately, preferably from an ophthalmologist (eye MD). If one is unavailable, see an optometrist or primary care physician, or go to the emergency room. Be sure to let them know you need urgent attention.

Don't Let Glaucoma Steal Your Sight!

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Remember, glaucoma is a progressive disease. Early detection and treatment are the only way to prevent glaucoma-related vision impairment and blindness, so make an appointment with your eye doctor today!

Cataract Basics and Beyond: Why Treatments Are Now Better Than Ever

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

If the quality of your vision starts interfering with everyday life, you should see an eye care professional, preferably an ophthalmologist. Cataracts are not difficult to diagnose; the key is to make sure your eyes are otherwise healthy and there are no other causes of visual dysfunction.

Evidence-Based Medicine to Drive Change: Prevention of Blindness Programming in Latin America

Van Lansingh | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
Van Lansingh

Approximately 20.8 million visually impaired people living in the Americas today could have prevented their vision loss, and for many with cataract, sight-restoring surgery remains an option.

Rand Paul Thinks Deciding Between Politics And Medicine Is A 'Trick Question'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) first passion wasn't politics. Before first running for Senate in 2010, Paul practiced ophthalmology for nearly 20 years -...

9 Surprising Treatments to Combat Dry Eye

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

I've heard my patients claim that they thought this is just a normal part of the aging process; however, nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, dry eyes are about as normal as chronic headaches, toothaches or loss of bowel control.

Rising Demand For Cataract Surgery Raises Cost Questions

Posted 10.10.2013 | Fifty

The high costs and demand for medical procedures are putting a hefty price tag on independence for people over 50. Case in point: more and more post 5...

The ABCs of Dry Eye Nutrition

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Shira Hirschman Weiss

When it comes to treating dry eyes, it's about more than just drops. I can honestly tell you that, as someone whose left eye is dry minutes after inserting drops.

Baby Born With No Eyes: Anophthalmia Means Life Without Sight (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Brielle Garrison is just months old, and already she faces a barrage of doctors appointments. She was born with no eyes nor eye tissue. Brielle, who...

US News And World Report's Best Hospitals In America

US News And World Report | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

US News and World Report's list of Top American Hospitals. Browse Rankings by Specialty: * Cancer * Diabetes & Endocrine Disorders ...