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Things You Should Know About Prednisone
Prednisone is used to treat many conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and asthma. Here are some important things to know about prednisone.
Quitting Smoking Lowered Risk for Cataract Removal
Smoking can contribute to the development of many health issues, including vision problems like cataracts (causes cloudy vision), but research is showing that quitting can help to lower that risk.
A Link Between Statins and Cataracts
While statin medications are taken to improve a patient's heart health, doing so may negatively affect that patient's eye health.
Improve Your Vision, Extend Your Life
Getting cataract surgery to improve your vision may also help to extend your life.
Cataract Surgery Safety for the Elderly
Cataract surgery can significantly improve vision for cataracts patients, but is it a good option for the elderly?
Raising Awareness of Cataracts
With August being Cataract Awareness Month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is telling senior citizens to look out for signs of cataracts.
From Cataract Surgery to Glaucoma
While surgery can improve the cloudy vision caused by pediatric cataracts, new research suggests it may also increase a child's risk for another eye disease called glaucoma.
Seeing Cataracts Clearly
Most people may not know that cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Fortunately, this clouding of the eye's lens can be cured by simple surgery.
Cataract Risk Unchanged by Supplements
The body can use different types of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids to promote good health. But supplements may not be able to keep vision clear from cataract cloudiness later in life.
Ilevro Suspension Released For Cataract Surgery Pain
Alcon today announced the launch of ILEVRO™ Suspension, a new once-daily treatment option for pain and inflammation associated with cataract surgery. In two double masked, randomized clinical trials, ILEVRO™ Suspension demonstrated superior clinical efficacy compared to its vehicle.