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Throwing A “Wet” Blanket, Article, Community Advocate, May 24, 2009

THROWING A “WET” BLANKET Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects the part of the eye needed for central vision and is the leading cause of blindness in people over age 60. While the “dry” form of AMD is vastly more common, “wet” (or neovascular) AMD accounts for 10% of cases but causes 90% of AMD-related vision… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 19 2009
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Scaling Back, Jean Keamy, MD, Comm. Advocate, 5/8/09

SCALING BACK Inflammation of the eyelids, “blepharitis,” which causes redness and scaly skin at the edges of the eyelids, is one of the most common eye problems among older adults. There are two types of blepharitis. Anterior blepharitis, which occurs at the outside edges of the eyelids, is often caused by bacteria or dandruff of… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 19 2009
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RED ALERT, Jean Keamy, MD, Community Advocate, 4/24/09

RED ALERT! Few things are more disconcerting than looking in the mirror and seeing blood beneath the mucous membrane (conjunctiva) that covers the visible portion of the eye. While subconjunctival hemorrhage, the medical term for this condition, may be an alarming sight, it is usually benign. That is, it is not likely to lead to… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 5 2009
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TOTAL EYE CARE, Community Advocate, April 10,2009

This continuing series of columns will present a wide range of information about the eye. It is hoped that our readers will use this knowledge to familiarize themselves with eye diseases, their symptoms, preventative measures, and treatments. The professional best suited to discuss such matters is an ophthalmologist. Trained to perform total eye care, an ophthalmologist is the only… Read More »

  • Posted on: Apr 30 2009
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NUTRITION FOR EYE HEALTH

As discussed in my upcoming segment on the cable show  ” Seniors on the Move”, the following vitamins and supplements are important for eye health: Vitamin A ( carrots, butternut squash), Vitamin C ( kale, strawberries, orange, broccoli), Vitamin E ( nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds), Betacarotene (carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes), and zinc ( oysters,… Read More »

  • Posted on: Apr 30 2009
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