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Macular Degeneration Wet vs Dry (AMD)

Imagine looking through a pair of dirty binoculars, a spyglass or a window that’s fogged up in the center. That’s what vision can look like to someone with macular degeneration.

Age-related macular degeneration or AMD, is the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 60, it gradually diminishes central vision. Because detailed vision is processed by the macula, the central part of the retina, when the macula becomes damaged, daily activities like driving, reading and identifying faces become more difficult and eventually impossible.

There are two forms of macular degeneration: Wet and Dry

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https://www.randeye.com/macular-degeneration-wet-vs-dry-amd/

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

It’s February, The Month of Love, but let’s not wait until Cupid’s arrow falls to give our expressive eyes the respect and attention they so lovingly deserve.

February is the month that we pay special attention to Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among older Americans. The numbers are rising so high, so fast, that the American Macular Degeneration Foundation estimates that by 2030, 6.3 million Americans will be affected by AMD, the condition that limits a person’s ability to read and recognize faces.

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https://www.randeye.com/age-related-macular-degeneration-amd/

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What can I do to prevent Glaucoma?

For Glaucoma Awareness Month, here are answers to the often-asked questions about early detection and prevention of this eye disease that affects more than 3-million people in the U.S., nearly half of whom are unaware that they have glaucoma. It’s time to become more aware.

What can I do to prevent Glaucoma?

Preventing glaucoma is only possible if you know that it’s oncoming. Since knowledge is power, early detection is critical. A comprehensive, dilated eye exam is the first crucial step to warding off this vision-stealing condition before it arrives and to halt its progression before irreversible damage occurs. Patients should have these exams beginning at age 40 and then every two years from age 65, with more frequent screenings if you’re in a high-risk category.

How Can I Determine my At Risk Factor?

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https://www.randeye.com/what-can-i-do-to-prevent-glaucoma/

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Glaucoma: Let’s Take the Pressure Off to Help You See Better

This month, the buzz is all about Glaucoma during National Glaucoma Awareness Month.

In last month’s blog, we explained glaucoma. Today we want to present some of the effective treatments for glaucoma, which is now one of the leading causes of blindness.

Because glaucoma is caused by increased pressure in the eye, the first plan of treatment is to lower the pressure within normal values.

Here are three main ways to accomplish this:

Eye Drops: The most common and convenient treatment for lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) inside the eye. Prescription eye drops can lower your IOP, offering a chance for the excess fluid to escape the eye via the trabecular meshwork/Schlemm’s canal (TM/SC) and the uveoscleral pathway. Ask your doctor to explain the options best suited for your condition.

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https://www.randeye.com/glaucoma-lets-take-the-pressure-off-to-help-you-see-better/

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

See The New Year Crystal Clear!

Happy New Year! We hope you SEE happy times ahead in 2017 and we have some vision advice to help make that happen.

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is called “The Sneak Thief of Sight” because it occurs so gradually that you may not even be aware that you’re developing vision loss due to glaucoma.

Glaucoma occurs when pressure in the eye becomes higher than normal resulting in increased pressure on the optic nerve, pinching the blood vessels that carry blood to the retina and optic nerve.

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https://www.randeye.com/january-is-glaucoma-awareness-month/

Bella’s Story – Rescued at Rand Eye Institute



Watch this inspirational story about Bella a rescued dog at Rand Eye Institute.

Bella and Rocco were found wandering on Rand Eye Institute’s parking lot, with broken chains and old collars.

Instead of taking the dogs to a shelter, Rand Eye Institute received them with open arms.

Rand Eye Institute sponsored their stay at Clint Moore animal hospital and pet resort, until they would be adopted.

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https://www.randeye.com/bellas-story-rescued-at-rand-eye-institute/


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Happy Holidays! From All of Us at Rand Eye Institute.

Rand Eye Institute has maintained a tradition of Excellence in Ophthalmology and a firm commitment to providing: Personalized quality care and quality caring for over 35 years.

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Safe Toys List 2016

Santa’s busy in his workshop, so while he and the Elves are getting ready for Christmas deliveries, we “present” a list that YOU might want to check twice before heading out to complete your side of the shopping, because December is:

Safe Toys and Celebration Month

The public safety non-profit, which has been keeping an eye out for our kids since 1973, is W.A.T.C.H., which stands for “World Against Toys Causing Harm”. They’ve done the legwork for parents all over the country with their list of the “10 Most Dangerous Toys of 2016”, designed to help moms, dads and Santa pick out the perfect and safest gifts this holiday. Please take a moment to look it over...

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https://www.randeye.com/safe-toys-list-2016/

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Safe Toys and Celebration Month

‘Tis the season when gift giving is (almost) as much fun as receiving, and because it’s Safe Toys and Celebration Month, let’s do our best to make sure that the gifts our children SEE on Christmas and Hanukkah are safe and fun for them all year long.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, nearly 252,000 toy-related injuries were treated in emergency rooms in 2014, and almost half of those affected the head or face. The commission reports that 1 in 10 of those children’s eye injuries treated in the ER trace back to toys. Some propelling toys like paintball guns and darts have the potential to cause serious eye injuries and even permanent vision loss.

When choosing a toy for a child consider these Top Toy Safety Tips:

Avoid toys with sharp, protruding or projectile parts that could end up in their eyes.

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https://www.randeye.com/safe-toys-and-celebration-month/

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LASIK at Rand Eye Institute: The Safest Way Possible.

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