Health

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | February 20, 2019

Did you know that 8 out of 10 people who work are bothered by vision related fatigue from computers when they are at work? Symptoms range from fatigue and headaches, to dry eyes and blurred vision. Digital eyestrain and light sensitivity not only affect those in the workplace, but kids also. The average school-aged child spends more than 4 hours … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | February 13, 2019

Macular degeneration (or AMD) is an age-related condition in which a part of the retina, called the macula, starts to break down and lose its ability to create clear vision. The macula is responsible for central vision – that part of our sight we use to read, drive and recognize faces. Side vision (or peripheral vision) is unaffected by AMD. … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

Memorial Health to Host ‘Learn More About Hernia’ Seminar

By Savannah Tribune | January 30, 2019

Memorial Health will host a free community seminar, “Learn More About Hernias,” at 6 p.m., Thursday, February 7. Dr. Oliver Whipple, laparoscopic and robotic surgeon with Memorial Health University Physicians, will lead the presentation, which will be held at Memorial Health GenerationOne, 1100 Eisenhower Drive in the Eisenhower Shopping Center. About 5 million people in the U.S. are living with … Continue reading “Memorial Health to Host ‘Learn More About Hernia’ Seminar”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | January 30, 2019

As much as the temperatures have fluctuated recently in the low country, many of you may be wondering why your eyes have been “feeling” and “seeing” a little differently. The atmosphere around us (whether hot or cold) can cause dry eye symptoms. These symptoms include a dry, scratchy, gritty feeling in the eyes, blurred vision, and often times teary eyes. … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | January 23, 2019

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”