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January 08, 2016
Degenerative eye disorders like glaucoma and macular degeneration severely impact the lives of about 6 million people across the world. Despite this large number, the cause of these conditions is still unknown. Recent scientific advances have shed a little light on potential genetic causes behind the loss of vision they both cause. Three new genes have been linked with glaucoma, bringing new hope... Read More
January 04, 2016
One of the interesting things about being a Highland ophthalmologist is the number of questions we get about how eyes work, why they need correction, and even why they look the way they do. This last question frequently arises from people who have hazel eyes despite neither parent sharing this trait. How did they get a completely different eye color? Ophthalmologists have long thought that eye... Read More
December 29, 2015
There are several conditions associated with diabetes, but diabetic retinopathy is one of the most severe. When blood pressure and blood sugar levels go unchecked it can lead to long-term eye damage and eventually blindness. Most long-term diabetics in the United States don’t know they’re at an elevated risk for diabetic retinopathy. Luckily, this condition is preventable and treatable with... Read More
December 22, 2015
Most of us use computers, tablets or cell phones every day. These powerful tools are indispensable for work and for our busy social lives. Over time, these devices can cause serious strain and even injury to the eyes. Our Highland ophthalmology experts would like to share some tips on how to minimize the strain from glowing screens on your eyes. Get a comprehensive eye exam - Even if you don’t... Read More
December 15, 2015
A cataract is when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, causing vision impairment. Cataracts are a common development for people in their fifties and sixties, and they can have a large impact on the ability to perform many daily tasks. Our Highland cataract eye surgery specialists can assess your cataracts and provide excellent treatment with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) so you don’t have... Read More
December 08, 2015
If you suffer from astigmatism in one or both eyes, you know that your condition requires different treatment than other vision problems. You may be unsure whether or not LASIK is capable of correcting your vision. The good news is that LASIK, along with other laser-corrective surgical procedures, can correct most instances of astigmatism. As with any laser corrective procedure, candidates for... Read More
December 01, 2015
As the sun sets earlier and earlier each day, it would seem counterintuitive to believe that you should be putting your sunglasses on more. We associate sunglasses with long days at the beach, hiking on a bright summer day, and maybe the glare from the highway on summer road trips. But the truth is, wearing your sunglasses in the winter is a good way to prevent cataracts or other complications... Read More
November 30, 2015
Blindness-causing diseases like glaucoma are frightening because they seem to strike people without much warning or any apparent cause. It can be difficult to know your exact risk for glaucoma. But you can and should be on the lookout for signs and symptoms frequently associated with glaucoma, ocular hypertension being one of the most prominent. Just like a doctor can take your blood pressure, a... Read More
November 23, 2015
If you've thought about them recently (which isn't likely), you might remember the case they're in. You may even know where it's located. The truth is, most of us don't pay too much attention to our backup ocular aids. Why would we? After all, our normal contact lenses or eyeglasses work just fine...that is, until they don't. When you lose a contact or have your glasses break, you will wish your... Read More
November 16, 2015
The mountain climbing disaster on Mt. Everest in 1996 has remained in the public memory, becoming the subject for dozens of books, three documentaries, and, most recently, a big-budget blockbuster film starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, and Keira Knightley. Coverage of the disaster also had major implications for LASIK surgery. One of the survivors of the Everest disaster, Beck Weathers, had... Read More