Health

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU: November Is Diabetic Awareness Month

By Savannah Tribune | November 11, 2020

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: November Is Diabetic Awareness Month”

‘EYE CARE’ FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | October 28, 2020

Have you ever observed someone with droopy eyelids? If so, this eyelid disorder is known as ptosis (pronounced “toe-sis”). Sometimes the droop can be very noticeable while other times it is barely seen. Ptosis can occur in children and adults. It can result from a muscle or nerve defect, or it is more commonly seen in the elderly as a … Continue reading “‘EYE CARE’ FOR YOU”

‘Eye Care’ For You Dry Eye Disease

By Savannah Tribune | October 14, 2020

Dry eye disease now affects many Americans. From adults to children, more than half the population suffers from dry eye disease. The most common causes range from increased aging, medical conditions such as allergies, inflammatory diseases (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Sjogren’s Disease), diabetes, certain medications (antihistamines, birth control pills, nasal sprays) and now, computers and handheld devices (games kids play and … Continue reading “‘Eye Care’ For You Dry Eye Disease”

September – Sports Eye Safety Month

By Savannah Tribune | September 02, 2020

September is Sports Eye Safety Month. Sponsored by Prevent Blindness America, this month is dedicated to be a reminder that thousands of eye injuries occur every year from sports. Contact sports like football, basketball, tennis, volleyball, and soccer puts many at a higher risk for eye injury than non-contact sports such as golf, swimming, and running. Since sports seasons has … Continue reading “September – Sports Eye Safety Month”