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Five Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic eye disease is a collective term for eye conditions or complications that affect diabetics. It may include cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Fortunately, not everyone with diabetes will develop the aforementioned complications. If you’re diabetic or have problems with your blood sugar levels, the following steps will help reduce your risk of diabetic eye […]


What Your Eye Health Says About Your General Health

The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but they’re also windows into other health issues in your body. At Mountain View Medical Center, it’s not uncommon for us to detect certain irregularities in the eyes and alert the patient to the possibility of an existing health issue like hypertension, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. […]


What You Really Need to Know About Eyelid Twitches

Involuntary eyelid twitching is something that we all experience at one point. However, frequent episodes of twitching should be a cause for concern because there might be something more to the twitches than meets the eye. Most of the time, eyelid twitches are not serious. However, figuring out the underlying cause is crucial in coming […]


Glaucoma Information for Everyone

Glaucoma is an eye disorder that people hear a lot about but know very little about at the same time. It’s a treatable and controllable disease that can afflict anyone. It usually happens when the pressure in the eye increases due to a low volume of eye fluid. The eyeball needs to be covered by […]


Alcohol Linked to Increased Risk of Dry Eye

While a headache is a sign you may have indulged too much the night before, a recent study shows that your eyes can be affected, as well, if you frequently experience extreme eye dryness. A 2012 study by researchers at the Hallym University College of Medicine found that alcohol can significantly worsen symptoms of dry […]


Glaucoma Warning Signs: What You Need to Know

Did you know that glaucoma is also referred to as the silent thief of sight? It’s called that because glaucoma stealthily damages the eyes without the person noticing that there’s something wrong with his or her vision. Glaucoma has been around for ages but no one has pinpointed its exact cause. Glaucoma primarily affects the […]


Three Unfounded Laser Eye Surgery Fears Explained

It’s not unusual to be anxious every time you’re about to undergo surgery. At the Mountain View Medical Center, we reassure patients who are about to undergo laser eye surgery that their fears and apprehension about the procedure are simply unfounded. Let’s explain those misperceptions. Fear of going blind Most people perceive laser technology as […]


Protecting Your Child from Digital Eye Damage

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is not just happening among adults who spend most of their day in front of the computer. At the Mountain View Medical Center, we have noticed an increasing trend of parents seeking our services because their children are experiencing symptoms of CVS such as headache, fatigue, back pain, eye strain, and […]


Dry Eyes and Your Contact Lenses

It’s not uncommon for contact lens wearers to complain about chronic eye dryness. In fact, eye dryness is one of the reasons why many forgo contact lenses altogether and resume wearing their trusty pair of eyeglasses. Contact lenses continuously draw moisture from the eyes to keep themselves hydrated. This is the rationale behind the need […]


Is Presbyopia a Disease?

Presbyopia, otherwise known as the inability of the eye to make fine adjustments, is often mistaken as either myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness). Presbyopia is entirely different from being nearsighted or farsighted but may occur alongside those refractive errors. It is important to note that presbyopia is not a disease but simply a part of […]


 
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