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Cataract patients undergo unnecessary tests

More than half of all Medicare patients who have cataract surgery undergo unnecessary routine preoperative testing, despite strong evidence that these tests are usually not beneficial and increase national health care costs, reports a study published on April 16 in The New England Journal of Medicine. “For more than a decade, published guidelines from multiple […]

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Medications, medical conditions, and cataracts

By Santiago Villazon A cataract is the clouding of the crystalline lens in one’s eye. Cataracts can occur in one or both eyes. Symptoms include blurring of the vision, increasing glare/halos while driving at night, changes in color perception and increasing difficulty reading (even with glasses). Often they develop slowly over years — and at […]

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What to do about age-related eye problems

Most Individuals over the age of 40 experience difficulty seeing up close without the aid of bifocals, trifocals or reading glasses.

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More news you need to know about cataracts

In last month’s article, I discussed what a cataract is. For those of you who may have missed the article, I will summarize. The lens in the eye acts much like a lens in a camera. It focuses images we see onto the retina that is analogous to film in a camera. When we are […]

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