Health

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU in 2022

By Savannah Tribune | January 19, 2022

Did you know that GLAUCOMA is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness among African Americans and Hispanics. And that glaucoma is 6 to 8 times more common in African Americans than Caucasians. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and I want to this brief survey to see if you are at risk. Ask yourself these questions: • When … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU in 2022”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | December 22, 2021

December is almost over. As you look back over 2019, reflect not only on what you did to help take care of others, but what you did to take care of yourself. For many of us, we get wrapped up into caring for others (family and friends) so much that we overlook the need to take care of ourselves. Healthcare … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | December 15, 2021

As we enter the end of the year and this holiday season, take a moment and reflect back to find something good that has happened to us in the terms of our health. Perhaps you were able to control your blood pressure or diabetes better, or maybe you got a clean bill of health from your annual physical. Hopefully, you … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | November 10, 2021

November has been declared by Prevent Blindness as Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month to educate the public on the effects of diabetes on vision, risk factors and treatment options. Diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes of blindness in America and especially so among African Americans. The number of diabetes cases continues to increase, and the condition is hitting … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | October 27, 2021

Amblyopia is the medical term for what is known as “lazy eye.” Most people think lazy eye means the eyes are crossed. Some even think that lazy eye is when one eyelid is lower than the other. But specifically, lazy eye means that one eye cannot see equal to the other. Sometimes this occurs thru eye development from birth and … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”