Health

“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”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | October 20, 2021

As spooky as it sounds, glaucoma is known as the “sneak thief” of sight. It is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness among African Americans and Hispanics. If that sounds “scary” to you, then I have your attention… Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to the optic nerve. This is the main nerve in the eye that … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | October 13, 2021

At every exam, I always ask my patients “do you ever see spots?” The responses vary, but frequently I hear “yes, but I thought everyone else did too.” In other words, they thought seeing spots was “normal.” To see small specks, or debris that looks like pieces of lint floating inside the eyes, is not always normal and can sometimes … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

“EYE” CARE FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | October 06, 2021

Myopia (nearsightedness) is a common vision problem that causes one’s vision to be blurry in the distance. Nearsighted children tend to squint to see things far away. Sometimes, they will compensate by sitting closer in the classroom or stand closer to the tv at home. Nearsightedness in children can worsen year after year which is why it is so critical … Continue reading ““EYE” CARE FOR YOU”

“EYE” CARE FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | September 22, 2021

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