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
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.
The Eye Associates’ philosophy goes far beyond sophisticated technology and equipment. Our goal is to listen to individual needs and treat each patient with those needs in mind.
At The Eye Associates, our team of medical professionals is proud to help patients improve the quality of their lives. With our technologically advanced equipment, well trained staff, and experienced doctors, you can be assured that you will receive the quality of care you deserve.