eye health

Medications Can Have Side Effects That Affect Your Eyes

Many commonly used medications can have side effects that affect your eyes. In this edition of our trimester newsletter, I will list the top 10 most commonly prescribed systemic drugs, what they are usually prescribed for, and their potential ocular side effects.

Brand Name
Generic Name
Clinical Use
Potential Systemic Side Effects
Potential Ocular Side Effects

Lipitor
Atorvastin
High Cholesterol
Muscle Pain
Constipation
Flatulence and Diarrhea
Nausea
Dry […]

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Eye on Health – Omega-3 Fatty Acids

You may find it hard to believe that fat is essential to your health, but it’s true. Without fat, our bodies can’t function properly. And without the proper kinds of fats in our diet, our eye health also may suffer.

Fatty acids are the “building blocks” of fat.

Some fatty acids — called essential fatty acids […]

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Diabetes Affects the Health of Your Eyes

November is National Diabetes Month. In recognition of this, I would like to make you aware of some of the ways diabetes affects the health of your eyes.

Diabetes is defined as: “A group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood sugar resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both.” Diabetes is the […]

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Healthy Eating Habits and Eye Health

More than 22 million Americans suffer from cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the two leading causes of visual loss and blindness. Because cataracts require costly surgery and treatment options for AMD are currently limited, preventive measures play a particularly important role in maintaining good eye health.

Based on research by the National Eye Institute, […]

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