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Glaucoma Facts and Information


Posted By on Mar 14, 2019 in General

Glaucoma The National Eye Institute defines glaucoma as a swelling of the eye that causes optic nerve damage. Though not all the mechanisms that cause the condition have been discovered what has become known remains that intraocular pressure caused by the flow of the vitreous gel from cells does not drain at the same rate as it becomes produced. The finding of the increased pressure serves as a red flag for glaucoma. As research...

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Despite its record success LASIK Houston remains classified as an elective cosmetic surgery. One of the clauses in most insurance policies states if LASIK becomes the only conceivable medical option to treat a serious eye problem insurance will pay. Insurance most always will pay for glasses and eye contacts both of which Houston LASIK does. LASIK surgery remains not a surgery to skimp on price. It takes a highly trained doctor of a...

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Neither the FDA nor the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommend a standard practice of performing refractive surgery on the eyes of children. The FDA sets the lower limit of best practice at the age of 18 years. The American Academy of Ophthalmology takes the stance of Preferred Practice Pattern. What that means for ophthalmologists is that the decision remains in their practices. What the AAO states for younger ages under 18...

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A natural process biologically, menopause marks the end of the menstrual cycle. The official beginning of menopause does not start with missing a couple of periods, but with 12 continuous months of missing cycles. Once that one-year anniversary of no menstrual periods occurs physicians state a woman has entered menopause. Long before that peri-menopause causes fluctuations in the body systems so altered states of hormones,...

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America remains a nation of inventors and innovators. Part of the lifeblood of democracy it came from the Founding Fathers itself like Thomas Jefferson. Born on April 13, 1743, this author of the Declaration of Independence spoke four languages and read two others. He continually invented or improved others’ inventions. Jefferson made plows that tilled the soil deeper, a seven-day clock, rotating bookstand, a macaroni extruder...

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The vision requirements for fighter pilots are strict. Flying is no child’s play and requires optimal vision – or in simpler words, nearly a hawk’s vision. Almost every service in the military that is relevant to operating aircraft in the skies requires a 20/20 vision. Before 2007, candidates who underwent LASIK or PRK became disqualified. But after the Air Force revoked this rule and changed their policy. Prior to this rule,...

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