Thursday, March 27, 2014

True or False Eye Q Test – Rheumatoid Arthritis medications does not affect the eyes.

FALSE Hear Dr. Jacqueline Burkhardt talk about medications and RA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tthZaNC5TdE

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

True or False Eye Q Test - If you are over 65, you are at a higher risk for glaucoma.

TRUE – Aging is a common risk factor for glaucoma. To hear more risk factors, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4113tZDXA3w to hear from One of America’s Top Doctors,  Dr. Harris Silverman of The Eye Associates.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

True or False: You Cannot Have Cataract Surgery If You Have Glaucoma

FALSE – Yes, you can have cataract surgery if you have glaucoma. In fact, sometimes the glaucoma and cataract surgery are performed at the same time. For more information, watch The Eye Associates’ Fellowship Trained Glaucoma Specialist, Robert Friedman, MD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfr385AN_vI

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

True or False: Sun Damage Causes Wrinkles

TRUE – Watch this short video of Board Certified Dermatologist Gary Rosen, MD talking about sun damage and wrinkles. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Eat your way out of Dry Eye Disease

Here's a toast for St Patrick's Day and  will help your dry eyes with a delicious, healthy smoothie.

We have modified the basic smoothie recipe with ingredients that are very dry eye friendly.

Blend 2 cups of your favorite leafy green (spinach) with 2 cups of liquid (water/green tea) and then add 3 cups of ripe fruit (blue berries, melon, apples - pitted and peeled) 

You can "super charge" your smoothie with flax seed, ginger, etc
Enjoy and feel those dry eyes improve.

Friday, March 14, 2014

True or False Eye Q Test - Babies Can Have Glaucoma

TRUE – Everyone is at risk for glaucoma, including babies. Childhood glaucoma occurs in 1 out of every 8,000 children in the United States, and some babies are actually born with glaucoma.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

True or False: Hispanics and People with Dark Skin Don't Get Melanoma

FALSE – According to SkinCancer.org, skin cancer rates among Hispanics are skyrocketing in the US. Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, has risen almost 20 percent among Hispanics during the last two decades. The widespread misconception that people with darker skin are not at risk of skin cancer has led to too little use of sun safety techniques (seeking shade, wearing protective clothing, and using sunscreen). Also, because of this misconception, Hispanics are often diagnosed at a later stage thereby decreasing survival rates. All races, no matter what their ethnicity or skin tone, should use sun protection regularly, do monthly skin self-examinations, and see a dermatologist annually. The Risk Is Real.