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ophthalmologist in Florida

Her Blurry Vision Turned out to Be Skin Cancer—in Her Eye

In 1991, Britta Fortson of Jacksonville, Florida, was preparing for her high school graduation when she noticed the vision in her right eye was blurry. Only 18 at the time, she made an appointment with a commercial chain vision center. When the contact lenses she received didn’t correct her vision, she was sent to an ophthalmologist in Florida, who saw something unusual on her optic nerve during the exam. “The ophthalmologist sent me straight to an oncologist,” she told Reader’s

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CBD Oil and glaucoma

CBD Oil May Worsen Glaucoma

If you were hoping that CBD, or cannabidiol, would offer a natural glaucoma remedy, the the latest research is a downer. A new study suggests that CBD doesn’t lower eye pressure, it raises it. That’s bad because high eye pressure is the primary risk factor or glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Glaucoma is a condition that damages the optic nerve at the back of the eye. It’s the nerve that transmits visual information

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Eye Health Florida

Can dark chocolate improve vision?

It was very fitting: I had just finished a square of 86% cacao dark chocolate when I got the email about yet another study suggesting health benefits of dark chocolate. In addition, I had just returned from vacation in Guatemala, the land of the Maya. It was the Maya who discovered the usefulness of the seeds of the cacao plant in 2,000 BC, seeds they roasted and ground into a drink fit for kings. Health Benefits of dark chocolate Many

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Eye Doctor in Edgewater

Alcohol Consumption and Your Eyes

It’s that time of year again where people attend Christmas parties with those crazy relatives and tacky Christmas sweaters and the over-eating and drinking that accompanies it!  Some including this author tend to over indulge this time of year and the effects to our eyes is often overlooked.  Visits to the Eye Doctor in Edgewater, FL may not be as frequent when compared the family physician however, as we partake in all the holiday cheer it might not be a

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Eye Care in New Smyrna Beach

Supplements for Vision and Healthy Eyes

Eye Care in New Smyrna Beach You may have heard about recent research suggesting that certain nutrients can help delay or prevent eye problems and diseases. You may have also have heard a lot of claims for over-the-counter (OTC) vision supplements containing these nutrients and and claims for others that have not been tested in clinical studies. So what should you believe? What can you do to protect your eye health and eyesight using vision supplements?  Here is information for

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contact lenses

Be careful in what type of contact lenses you put in your eyes

It was the pretty packaging and promise of a new look that caught the eye of 19-year-old Mamie Gaye when she purchased a pair of colored costume contacts while shopping at a beauty store near her home in Cleveland, Ohio. She had no idea that she needed a prescription for colored contact lenses. She wasn’t buying them to correct her vision, she just wanted to change up her look. The packaging touted “luxury lenses,” not “prescription required.” She brought them

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eye redness

New Over-the-Counter Eye-Whitening Drop Hits Store Shelves

People with eye redness may now have an option in dealing irritating  symptoms. Red eyes usually are caused by allergy, eye fatigue, over-wearing contact lenses or common eye infections. New over-the-counter eye whitening drops may have some advantages over older drops, such as Visine, but ophthalmologists caution that any whitening drops can mask symptoms of serious disease.   Lumify was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in December 2017, and started appearing on store shelves in mid-2018.  Ads

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Can a Healthy Diet Prevent Cataracts?

A healthy diet that provides good nutrition for healthy eyes includes five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables every day, at least three servings of 100 percent whole grains each day and two servings of fish each week. Age-related cataract is a leading cause of blindness in the world today.  Currently, the the only treatment for cataracts is surgical removal of the cloudy lens, which typically is then replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL) during the cataract surgery. While

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