Glaucoma & Cataract, Prof. Eytan Blumenthal


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What is Glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the developed world today. Many cases of blindness could be prevented if earlier diagnosis and treatment were initiated.  Glaucoma usually causes no symptoms in the early stages, and without proper testing, significant vision loss can occur before realizing that anything is wrong.  Once glaucoma is […]

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Treating Glaucoma- Introduction

Once diagnosed with glaucoma, it is essential to lower and balance the intra-ocular pressure as much as possible. The term to ‘balance’ refers to decreasing the pressure to values in which it is expected that the disease will no longer continue to progress, or at least will be significantly slowed down. Generally there are three methods for

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Glaucoma Questions and Answers

Why do I have very severe damage in one eye and in the other eye only “mild” glaucoma? Glaucoma is a chronic disease which damages the optic nerve slowly and gradually during the course of many years and even decades. Even though it would make sense that the disease would damage both eyes equally, it

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What is a Cataract

Within each healthy eye is a lens that we are born with. This lens, which is crystal clear, is important in focusing the light onto the retina, and enabling us clear vision. The definition of the word ‘cataract’ is clouding of this natural lens. This cloudiness (opacification) interferes with the passing of light through the

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Can Cataract be Prevented

Many patients who suffer from mild to moderate cataracts, or who already underwent cataract surgery in one eye, inquire if there is a way to prevent the worsening of a cataract as well as prevention of cataract surgery? They ask: is there something that we are doing, without intending to, which is exacerbating the situation and

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Reading Glasses

It is not good news for a person who never wore glasses their entire life, to suddenly, some point between the ages of 44 and 47, “giving in” and visiting an optometrist complaining that he/she can no longer see objects that are nearby in focus, and that he has difficulty reading small letters, particularly for

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