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How Glaucoma Can Impair Your Driving Ability

Glaucoma is sometimes called the “silent thief of sight” because many patients experience no symptoms until the condition has already advanced to a late stage. If not detected in the early stages by a glaucoma doctor, the condition can lead to irreversible vision loss, impairing your ability to conduct a wide variety of everyday life activities such as driving a motor vehicle.

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How Do I Know If I Have Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is sometimes called the “silent thief of sight” because it causes no symptoms in the early stages. By the time symptoms of glaucoma appear, the condition has already progressed to an advanced stage. In today’s post, your trusted eyeglasses store and eye care clinic, EyeSite of The Villages, explains how to find out if you have glaucoma.

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How Macular Degeneration Can Affect Vision Health

Poor vision may be attributed to old age, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it. One of the leading causes of vision loss, for instance, can be prevented through early detection. Many people, however, do not prioritize eye exams, especially in their youth. Neglecting vision health may result in irreversible eye problems, including macular degeneration.

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The Genesis of Glaucoma

Vision loss caused by glaucoma is irreversible. Over 60 million people worldwide have open-angle glaucoma, with 4.5 million experiencing bilateral blindness as a result. Little is known about the precise cause of glaucoma, but new research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Eye and Ear may shed some light on this medical mystery.

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Gene Therapy: The Future of Vision Treatment

Leber congenital amaurosis is an inherited retinal disease that can cause blindness. This rare eye disorder can cause severe vision loss among infants, affecting two to three infants per 100,000 births. Fortunately, new medical treatment for this condition has recently been developed. In today’s post, your glaucoma doctor from EyeSite of The Villages discusses how gene therapy can help treat inherited retinal problems.

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Early Eye Disease Detection Through the iWellness™ Exam

In the old days, eye care specialists had limited equipment to detect sight-threatening diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Fortunately, nowadays a glaucoma doctor can accurately diagnose different eye conditions through advanced technology.

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Understanding Glaucoma and Its Management

Glaucoma is currently one of the leading causes of vision loss in the world. This happens when there’s an imbalance between your eye fluid production and draining. If left uncontrolled, it may lead to elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) levels. Let your expert eyeglasses store, EyeSite of The Villages, explain this condition in more detail.

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