Month

January 2014

Hyperopia (farsightedness) affects people who can see faraway , but have difficulty seeing objects up close. Ref. American Academy of Ophthalmology
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Hyperopia may also be caused by one eye that is too short, this causes light to focus behind the retina. Ref. American Academy of Ophthalmology
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Presbyopia affects mainly the older population as this condition blurs near vision, this blurriness is caused by the gradual loss of the natural lens in the eye. Ref. American Academy of Ophthalmology
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Seeing Stars? When the vitreous gel rubs or pulls on the retina, you may see what looks like flashing lights or lighting streaks. You may have had this same sensation if you have ever been hit in the eye, and seen stars!
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The retina will tear if the vitreous gel pulls away from the wall of eye. Ref. American Academy of Ophthalmology
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 Medicare provides coverage of an annual glaucoma screening for beneficiaries in at least one of the following high risk groups: Individuals with diabetes mellitus Individuals with a family history of glaucoma African-Americans age 50 and older Hispanic-Americans age 65 and older A Me
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