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Did you know that you could be going blind and not even know it? That's what glaucoma does. It sneaks up on you very slowly over time. It's a leading cause of blindness in all adults over 60. But some people are especially at risk. If you're Black and over 40, you're up to five times more likely to get glaucoma. Or if you have a family history of glaucoma, you're also at high risk. Glaucoma can't be cured, but it can be controlled and the risk of blindness reduced-if glaucoma is detected and treated in time. That's why it's so important for people with an increased risk to have regular eye exams. Seattle glaucoma specialist, Howard Barnebey, MD is one of a very small group of local eye doctors dedicated to glaucoma and helping patients with this terrible eye disease.

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Did you know Botox® can be used for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis otherwise known as excessive underarm sweating? An estimated 2%-3% of Americans suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis) or of the palms and soles of the feet (palmoplantar hyperhidrosis). Sweating is embarrassing, it stains clothes, and it complicates business and social interactions. .

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Visit our eye education section! At Specialty Eyecarè Centre we believe better patient education leads to superior patient experiences. Regardless if you are visiting us for a general eye exam, looking at treatment options, seeking surgery or just looking to review your pre and post surgical instructions, we have an extensive selection of diverse educational videos just for you!

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See Better After Cataract Surgery!

Cataract patients now have an option to see at both near and far distances after cataract surgery! Individuals suffering from cataracts previously had only a mono-focal lens implant option after surgery. NEW multi-focal IOL technology can now decrease dependence on glasses after surgery. Our Seattle cataract surgeons welcome you to come into our office for a consultation regarding Advanced Technology Lens cataract surgery.

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Eyelid Surgery

If you are experiencing sagging eyelids and eyelids that are obstructing your vision please contact us for an eye exam. Depending on your specific condition there is a possibility that insurance may cover a surgery that can improve your vision dramatically. If you are seeking an Oculoplastic surgeon in Seattle for eyelid surgery we are Seattles Eyelid Surgery experts. Call us us today! For more information on eyelid surgery please visit our web page dedicated to this topic.

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4 Leafy Greens That Are Good For Your Sight

4 Leafy Greens That Are Good For Your Sight

Created on: Monday, February 29, 2016
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

Eating healthy is generally associated with maintaining good heart health, but in all actuality eating healthy helps out a lot more than your heart. Your eyes actually benefit from good nutrition as much as the rest of your body. Many turn to the use of nutritional supplements to help with eye nutrition, but there are some great natural sources of nutrition available that can be easily worked into your diet. Dark leafy greens tend to be some of the best sources of vitamins and nutrients for your eyes.

Here are 4 delicious leafy greens that you should consider working into your diet:

1. Arugula: A small herb that is full of vitamins and nutrients such as: folates, iron, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, phosphorus and vitamins A, B-complex, C and K. The carotenoids in arugula are considered to possibly slow the effects of age-related macular degeneration. Arugula makes a great addition to a salad, because of the peppery flavor it adds, so consider adding it next time.

2. Spinach: Probably the most popular of the 4 in this list, spinach is a common ingredient in many people’s diets. It is most commonly used in salads, but is also a great addition to snack dips, sauces, and soups. You may not know that spinach has a lot of different vitamins and nutrients such as: vitamin A, B-complex, C and K, as well as zeaxanthin beta-carotene, lutein, potassium manganese, copper, zinc and magnesium.

3. Watercress: In the same plant family as arugula and kale, watercress contains a long list of vitamins and nutrients such as: vitamins A, B6, B12, C, K, iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Watercress has the highest levels of nutrients for the lowest amount of calories of any vegetable. Watercress has been known to help fight age-related macular degeneration.

4. Kale: In the same plant family as mustard and cabbage, kale actually has more nutritional value than spinach. Like the other 3 leafy greens, kale has a long list of vitamins and nutrients including: lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamin B-complex, copper, beta-carotene, calcium, sodium, potassium, manganese, iron and phosphorus. 1 cup of Kale has approximately 670% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin A, 1200% of the RDA of vitamin K, and another 400% of the RDA of vitamin C.

Kale has grown in popularity in recent years, because of its incredible nutritional value. Because of the high concentrations of lutein, zeaxanthin, beta-carotene and vitamin A, kale helps to keep your retina healthy. Eating kale can help to protect your retina from blue and ultraviolet light, and the help to stop age-related macular degeneration. Eating kale also has a positive effect on diabetes, which helps to reduce your risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. Instead of grabbing those potato chips, consider picking up some kale chips instead and help to protect your vision.



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