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Articles related to diseases of the eyes.

Is It COVID-19 or Allergies?

Written on June 10, 2020 at 12:48 pm, by

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, your spring allergies may be adding to your anxiety about your health. Are those watery eyes and stuffy nose symptoms of the new coronavirus or allergies? “This time of year is a challenge for people with allergies, and now more so with COVID fears,” says James M. Huffman,  Continue Reading »

How to Help Yourself and Help Others During Coronavius (COVID-19)

Written on June 1, 2020 at 12:18 pm, by

Coronavirus can spread through the eyes, just as it does through the mouth or nose. When someone who has coronavirus coughs, sneezes, or talks, virus particles can spray from their mouth or nose onto your face. You are likely to breathe these tiny droplets in through your mouth or nose. But the droplets can also  Continue Reading »

Coronavirus Eye Safety

Written on April 7, 2020 at 10:35 am, by

Experts say guarding your eyes — as well as your hands and mouth — can slow the spread of coronavirus. Here’s why it’s important to protect your eyes during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, and five ways you can help yourself and others. Continue reading…

7 Ways To Protect Your Eyes From Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Written on February 11, 2020 at 12:16 pm, by

American Academy of Ophthalmology urges the public to get the facts on the most common cause of blindness Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of vision loss and blindness in Americans over age 50, affecting about 2.1 million people nationwide. Early diagnosis and treatment are the keys to preventing vision loss. During  Continue Reading »

Sixty Percent Of Americans With Diabetes Skip Annual Sight-saving Exams

Written on November 5, 2019 at 4:27 pm, by

People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases, yet most do not have sight-saving, annual eye exams, according to a large study. The Instituto de Ojos del Dr. Miguel Santiago joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in reiterating the importance of eye exams during the month of November, which is observed  Continue Reading »

Three Things Patients Should Know About Cataracts

Written on June 7, 2019 at 2:25 pm, by

Approximately 25 million Americans have cataracts, which cause cloudy, blurry or dim vision and often develop with advancing age.1 This June, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is observing Cataract Awareness Month by sharing three things everyone should know about the condition and its treatment. Continue reading…

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