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How Is Human Eye Color Determined?
With human eye color, it is possible for you to have blue eyes when your mom has brown. The variation in color from parent to child often leaves a person wondering how the body determines eye color. New parents may be curious to know the potential odds of their baby developing one color over another.
History
Prior to 2010, most scientists believed one gene determined your eye color. This belief led scientists to credit a recessive/dominant pattern as the deciding factor in what a person's eye color would be. Further research changed this belief.
Factors
Melanin is a product of cells in the human body, according to the National Institutes of Health. It produces color, or pigment, in the body, resulting in the color of your skin, hair and eyes. Light blue eyes have the least amount of melanin, and dark brown or black eyes have the most, reports the Science Education Partnerships.
Along with melanin, your genetic makeup plays a role in the color of your eyes. Iris color goes beyond the three basic categories of blue, green and brown, reports a study conducted by the Manfred Kayser of the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The university's study identified three genes, including the LYST gene, responsible for an estimated 50 percent of variance in eye color. The Science Education Partnerships website identifies additional genes. Two reside on chromosome pair 15, and chromosome pair 19 hosts another one. These genes have allele pairs, such as the brown and blue alleles on the bey 2 gene of chromosome pair 15, which help determine your eye color.
Time Frame
The amount of melanin present in human eye color at the time of birth varies according to race and genetics, reports the What to Expect website. In Hispanic, African-American and Asian babies, there is usually enough melanin present to cause dark brown or black irises. In Caucasian babies, it can take up to three years before the eyes have enough pigment to change from blue to brown. In most cases, a baby's eye color will begin to change between six and nine months of age.
Types
While eyes have more variance than three simple categories, most forms of eye color identification use the categories of blue, green and brown. Eyes lacking melanin result in pink or red irises, also known as albino eyes, says Dr. Ron Baker, doctor of science. The lack of pigment allows the color of the blood to show through the irises, resulting in the color.
Considerations
In 10 to 15 percent of Caucasians, eye color can change because of age or illness, reports the Wonder Quest website. Age may reduce the level of pigment in the iris.
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THE EYES SEE IT ALL....OR DO THEY?   YOURS CAN. THINK LASIK.
When your eyes have started to develop problems, your life can begin to suffer. When it comes to your visual acuity, human beings take in almost 90% of the stimuli that they react to through the optic nerves. The sheer volume of visual stimulus requires that the eyes maintain a certain level of clarity for a person to function. If this level of clarity slips too far, as it often does with a combination of age and genetics, your life can become limited. Do not give up hope, options exist. 
How Important Are Your Eyes?
According to many sources, your eyes are an important sensory organ for handling most of your daily activities. Giving the other senses their due, your skin and sense of touch is very important. Your sense of smell is the most powerful stimulator of memories. Your sense of hearing is certainly a powerful way to sense what is happening in your environment. All those are better coordinated if your sense of sight is good for both your navigational awareness and for your sense of the world in which you live. 
If your sense of sight should malfunction, you can compensate, but the world is set up for a properly functioning pair of eyes. If distances become obscure or objects begin to go blurry, if they are too near or too far away, your life can become limited. Simple tasks such as navigating a room or driving your car can become downright dangerous if the "new normal" becomes an inability to indentify where you are going or how you're going to get there. Fortunately, there is almost always hope if this begins to occur if you consult with a good doctor who is an expert in eye treatment options. 
Making Your Life Better and Clearer
Just like with most parts of your life, you can make your eyes work more effectively and take on greater clarity. If you begin to experience eyesight alterations or your eyes take on a blurry state, you may merely have very dry eyes. This can be fixed in many cases with either non-surgical alternatives or with a fairly simple type of surgery. If these simply methods do not alter the course, you should seek out the skills and experience of professionals who handle eye related issues on a daily basis such as Sugarland Eye & Laser Center. The methods may be simpler than you think. 
What Can You Really Do About It?
A lot of people unfortunately believe that once an eye malfunction occurs that there is nothing to do about it or they will have to wear thick glasses for the rest of their eyes. This is often not the case. In Houston, through the use of LASIK or laser eye surgery, the full use of your eyes may become restored. You can get back to living your life the way you have always wanted to live it. 
 
 
Sugarland Eye & Laser Center leads in providing premium LASIK technologies to Houston, Sugar Land, and the surrounding region. The Center's award-winning medical director introduced revolutionary technologies such as iLASIK to the region. This technology is used by NASA astronauts, Navy SEALS and Air Force fighter pilots. At Sugarland Eye & Laser Center, you can now receive the same treatment. For more information, please call (281) 240-0478 or visit us at www.houston-lasik.com
 
About the Author
Amjad Khokhar, M.D. is Chief LASIK Surgeon at Sugarland Eye & Laser Center. Add Dr. Khokhar on Google+ here. 
- See more at: http://www.houston-lasik.com/blog/detail/2014/07/01/the-eyes-had-it.html#sthash.bJUcXOvj.dpuf
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Overcome the LASIK Fear: Common Apprehensions; Don't Be Afraid!

Many people shy away from LASIK treatment due to some unfounded fears and do not take the necessary steps until they are cornered by their contact lenses or glasses. Some of the most common fears associated with laser eye surgery are: 
Apprehension #1: What if I have to stay awake during the procedure?
Just like any other medical procedure, LASIK also involves the use of eye numbing drops and a mild sedative that can take the edge off. However, there is a fair chance that you might feel a little discomfort and blurry vision, which happens only during the surgery, but you can easily over this fear if you have a trusted surgeon to deal with your issue. 
Apprehension #2: What if I accidentally blink?
Doctors are aware of this possibility that in absence of proper equipment, the patient is likely to blink their eyes in the middle of a procedure, as a reflex reaction. However, do not worry. There are specially designed instruments which keep your eyes open. There is also a computer laser that monitors your eye movement over 4,000 times per second to ensure accuracy of the laser. If you can hold you vision still for at least 45 seconds, you will be done with the procedure, even before you know it!
Apprehension #3: What if I cannot afford the treatment cost?
This is perhaps the most common fear faced by all people suffering from an eye condition that keeps them from getting a treatment. At the face of it, the cost may see exorbitant. However, what you must realize is that your surgery cost does not include the advanced consultation and personalized sessions to help you through the recovery process. You can check with your insurance care provider to find out if they cover a portion of the LASIK treatment or if there are any on-going discounts available with your eye specialist. All the patients that have undergone the treatment agree that it pays for itself in a matter of years due to saved costs on glasses and contact lenses.
Apprehension #4: What if I lose my vision entirely due to complications?
This is the most unnerving fear of all. If you are worried about complications and slips during the surgery, you can easily ease those by using the services of a reputable eye care center like Sugarland Eye & Laser Center in Houston. They have been in business long enough to have a long trail of satisfied customer who swear by their efficiency. However, if you are still feeling unconfident about going through the procedure, you always the choice to opt out.
Nearly all people who have undergone the LASIK treatment would agree that their fears regarding the procedure have been unwarranted. To have a laser eye surgery should not disturb you if you have an experienced surgeon at the other end of the laser. 
 
References: 
http://www.lasik.com/articles/common-lasik-fears
 
Sugarland Eye & Laser Center leads in providing premium LASIK technologies to Houston, Sugar Land, and the surrounding region. The Center's award-winning medical director introduced revolutionary technologies such as iLASIK to the region. This technology is used by NASA astronauts, Navy SEALS and Air Force fighter pilots. At Sugarland Eye & Laser Center, you can now receive the same treatment. For more information, please call (281) 240-0478 or visit us at www.houston-lasik.com
 
About the Author
Amjad Khokhar, M.D. is Chief LASIK Surgeon at Sugarland Eye & Laser Center. Add Dr. Khokhar on Google+ here. 
 
- See more at: http://www.houston-lasik.com/blog/detail/2014/07/07/overcome-the-lasik-fear-common-apprehensions-don-t-be-afraid.html#sthash.3OzNkPrs.dpuf
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DON'T LET CATARACTS STOP YOU FROM "SEEING" THE LIFE YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO LIVE!

Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens inside the eye - which is normally clear. Cataracts can develop in one or both eyes. If they develop in both eyes, one will be more severely affected than the other. A normally clear lens allows light to pass through to the back of the eye, so that the patient can see well-defined images. If a part of the lens becomes opaque light does not pass through easily and the patient's vision becomes blurry - like looking through cloudy water or a fogged-up window. The more opaque (cloudier) the lens becomes, the worse the person's vision will be.
There are two types of cataracts:
Age related cataracts - they appear later in life; the most common form.


Congenital cataracts (childhood cataracts) - these may be present when the baby is born, or shortly after birth. Cataracts may also be diagnosed in older babies and children - these are sometimes referred to as developmental, infantile or juvenile cataracts. Researchers from the University Zurich were the first to identify the chromosomal location and exact molecular defect in the coding region of the gene responsible for a childhood cataract.
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Why Do People Get Dry Eyes?
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Category: Eye Health
Tags: sugarland eye & laser center, lasik, laser eye surgery, houston, dry eyes
Dry eye syndrome is a term that is used to describe a lack of sufficient lubrication or moisture on an eye's surface, and is a fairly common problem in a society full of people who are chronically dehydrated. In Houston the heat and subtropical climate along with many days in air conditioning can results in dehydration. However, dry eyes can vary between mild and a legitimate health concern and they should be dealt with just like with any kind of problem. Whenever a problem that affects your eyes develops, it is important to care for it before it has a chance to become severe or cause lasting damage.  
According to Dr. Arthur Epstein, the dry eye syndrome that is medically termed keratitis sicca describes a dearth or lack of quality of tears. If the condition is larger and affects the conjunctiva and cornea it is referred to as karatoconjunctivitis sicca, and this condition can result in constant irritation and even inflammation to your eyes' front tissue area. 
The Threat of Dry Eyes
Tears are not just a way to show emotion. Their more practical functions include enzymatic combat of microorganisms that could infect the eye and washing out dust or other particulate matter that could cause the eye to become scratched or torn. While complex in their make up, the functions of tears are very straightforward. If these functions are somehow interrupted, damage to your eye can occur. 
Causes of Dry Eyes
Contrary to popular belief, tears do not generally "evaporate" from having one's eyes open for long periods of time. Special oils that are produced by the meibomian glands in the eyelids keep your years from evaporating as normal water would, which allows you to keep your eyes open for extended durations without necessarily developing dry eyes. What often happens is a malfunction. 
Often the malfunction occurs in a set of glands near your eyes that are associated with the lacrimal gland. When this or the glands associated with it malfunctions, your eyes do not produced enough tears or your meibomian glands do not produce enough oils. For most cases of dry eye, the resulting evaporation is at least a contributing factor to your dryness. 
Causes You May Be Able to Change
Naturally, a malfunction in your glands is not the only way you can get dry eyes. The natural aging process does tend to reduce the amount of tears and oils produced with nothing being intrinsically wrong. As well, you may be taking a medication for Parkinson's, an antidepressant, or a blood pressure medicine that could be interfering with how effectively your eyes produce the right kind of tears. 
You also need to consider that you may live in a dusty, dry and windy climate like West Texas. Houston and Sugar Land are not the gentlest areas in the world, and air conditioning can make a dry zone even drier during the summer. Dry heating systems can make the winter just as irritating. Further, you may simply not be blinking enough to produce the tears you need due to staring at a computer screen throughout the day. Make an appointment at Sugarland Eye & Laser Center and see what they can do for you. 
 
Sources: 
http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/eye-disorders.htm#red
http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/dryeye.htm
http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/eye-fatigue-causes-symptoms-treatment
http://www.phd1.idaho.gov/home/publicinfo/documents/fach_water.pdf
 
Sugarland Eye & Laser Center leads in providing premium LASIK technologies to Houston, Sugar Land, and the surrounding region. The Center's award-winning medical director introduced revolutionary technologies such as iLASIK to the region. This technology is used by NASA astronauts, Navy SEALS and Air Force fighter pilots. At Sugarland Eye & Laser Center, you can now receive the same treatment. For more information, please call (281) 240-0478 or visit us at www.houston-lasik.com
 
About the Author
Amjad Khokhar, M.D. is Chief LASIK Surgeon at Sugarland Eye & Laser Center. Add Dr. Khokhar on Google+ here. 
- See more at: http://www.sugarlandeye.com/blog/detail/2014/06/18/why-do-people-get-dry-eyes.html#sthash.IusvRbrT.dpuf
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Developing Better Vision Through Consultation
Many people are afraid that if they use the services that an eye specialist can offer, particularly if it involves the use of surgery, that they could be harmed instead of helped. Corrective surgery conjures up images of scalpels, having to be put into a state of general anesthesia and of having a lengthy recovery time in which you may not be able to work or perform necessary functions in your life. These fears are commoplace, but fortunately they are completely unfounded.
Helping Instead of Harming
The Hippocratic Oath is one that all doctors are required to take, and it ensures that they will do no harm. A LASIK professional will not perform the procedure unless the outcome is highly likely to result in positive benefits. While not everyone is a ripe candidate for a LASIK procedure, often times the necessary course of action is to take on this operation to have a better lifestyle. While short term discomfort becomes a possibility and the idea of having anything done to one's eyes can become scary, a good doctor can assess the situation and give assurance.
Making Certain This is for You 
Everyone's needs are going to be different. No different than a dentist who takes a series of x-rays and examines the surfaces of each tooth before he or she considers drilling, a professional who administers LASIK procedures is under a tight mandate. They make certain that the procedure is necessary and proper before beginning it with any patient. Often there are at least three consultations by two eye care professionals before LASIK becomes an approved option. 
Naturally, LASIK is not for everyone. In some cases, your prescription may change or you may have a degenerative condition that should become treated in another way. Specialized eye care procedures exist that may be far more effective for you than LASIK, and you should discuss these options with your doctors. However, the breakthroughs that have been made over the past few years have made LASIK a routine procedure that has helped many thousands of people to live better lives. You can see a better tomorrow in a short period of time. It takes an award winning, compassionate doctor like Dr. Amjad Khokhar to ascertain what becomes best for each patient. 
Seeing a Better Tomorrow
It can be easy when a problem develops to become depressed, but by consulting with staff at Sugarland Eye & Laser Center in houston, you may find a solution. Talking with the staff can alleviate any fears while talking with the doctor can give you possibilities. If your eyes have started to have an issue, have a counseling session with the staff and a consultation with a doctor. Then you will know what your options may be. LASIK and similar procedures are not the only option, it may not be right for you. Talking about laser eye surgery could become the first step towards seeing better by offering a clear assessment of your eye health needs. 
 
Sugarland Eye & Laser Center leads in providing premium LASIK technologies to Houston, Sugar Land, and the surrounding region. The Center's award-winning medical director introduced revolutionary technologies such as iLASIK to the region. This technology is used by NASA astronauts, Navy SEALS and Air Force fighter pilots. At Sugarland Eye & Laser Center, you can now receive the same treatment. For more information, please call (281) 240-0478 or visit us at www.houston-lasik.com
 
About the Author
Amjad Khokhar, M.D. is Chief LASIK Surgeon at Sugarland Eye & Laser Center. Add Dr. Khokhar on Google+ here. 
- See more at: http://www.houston-lasik.com/blog/detail/2014/06/27/developing-better-vision-through-consultation.html#sthash.wIlR1PlX.dpuf
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Sugarland Eye & Laser Center leads in providing premium LASIK technologies and Laser Cataract Surgery to Houston, Sugar Land, and the surrounding region. The center’s award-winning medical director introduced revolutionary technologies such as iLASIK to the region. This technology is used by NASA astronauts, Navy SEALS and Air Force fighter pilots. At Sugar Land Eye & Laser Center , you can now receive the same treatment. For more information, please call (281) 240-0478, visit us at www.sugarlandeye.com, or email us at info@sugarlandeye.com.

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reviewed a year ago
Amazing place, amazing technology, amazing service, amazing value. I wanted iLASIK (why would anybody want something else is beyong me unless they get suckered). Places near downtown were crazy expensive especially since both my wife and I needed to be treated. I guess they have to be make rent. This place gave me and my wife 20/20 vision. They are staff that is well trained and know exactly what to do. It's well oiled. I am very please with Sugarland Eye & Laser Center and can tell anyone in Houston...drive out to Sugarland and save a few hundred and get better service than with city slickers. My wife and I did and we are seeing like never before.
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Kanth Ineedi
reviewed a year ago
Staff & docs were great. Professional yet comforting. Procedure was flawless and I'm thrilled with my results. I would completely recommend Sugarland Eye & Laser Center to anyone considering Laser.
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Daryll Johnson
reviewed a year ago
My cousin had lasik with Dr. Khokhar about 3 years ago. She is still so happy. So when I decided to have LASIK, I flew to see him. Well worth the trip. Because of my cousin, I knew I had getting the best and not being duped into something. I flew home with perfect vision.
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Danny Glovber
reviewed a year ago
Two thumbs up! My company refers employees to Sugarland Eye & Laser Center for LASIK. But I really did my reseach of all the Houston names and was impressed with the iLASIK technology. Still, I was on my way to chickening out...until I called. That's what sets this place apart. I don't know they have done, but they from the first phone call to first step into the place, you can tell you are going to be respected as a person. No hard selling, no gimmickes, no hidden fees...just honest and compassion. I was very nervousa took 2 valiums per Dr. Khokhar's recommendations before the procedure. Well that did it. Valium...gotta love it. The only thing was that I was giggling during the LASIK. I I don't really remember any discomfort. I was holding a Minny Mouse doll and the next thing I knew, it was over. I see better than I ever saw with glasses and contact lenses from the minute I got up from the laser. I could see the difference. And it just kept getting better. Like I said 2 thumbs up to Dr Khokhar and his staff at Sugarland Eye & Laser Center.
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Dennis Cullen
reviewed a year ago
My life was in danger going into burning buildings. Glasses were getting in the way. As a career fire fighter, I had to see my best. My wife was worried about me every day I went to work. Dr. Khokhar had a long talk with me. Before we began, I knew he personally understood what this meant to me. I had an wonderful outcome and am very happy. I feel confident again at work. Thank you Sugarland Eye & Laser Center
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Jameson Sandefur
reviewed a year ago
Dr. Khokhar certainly deserves being awarded for his lasik eye surgery skills. He performed ASAP on me when it was determined that I was not a lasik candidate. It wasn’t a breeze. Took a few weeks for me to recover, but Dr. Khokhar had prepared me in advance. He and his staff guided me patiently to my super vision today. I appreciate their professionalism.