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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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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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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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Study Suggests Women Are More at Risk of Developing Serious Myopic Complications

Study Suggests Women Are More at Risk of Developing Serious Myopic Complications

Created on: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

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A recent study was conducted that determined a large number of adults in America suffered from extreme nearsightedness (myopia)—9.6 million adults to be exact. Of that staggering number, 820,000 of those people suffer from degenerative eye disease and another 41,000 people deal with a serious vision complication which is called myopic choroidal neovascularization—which can cause permanent vision loss, women in particular seem to be more susceptible.

Over the past few decades’ nearsightedness has become increasingly more common. In fact, 30 years ago the percent of people who were nearsighted in the country was 25% and after the new millennium this number shot up to around 40%. Nearsightedness, thankfully, can be corrected with the application of eyewear or even surgery, but severe cases of myopia can cause lasting complications with your vision.

Pathologic myopia, also known as “Progressive high myopia,” is a degenerative form of nearsightedness that causes lasting complications with your quality of vision. Pathologic myopia causes the retina at the back of your eye to become atrophied. Those who have pathologic myopia are at a higher risk of developing myopic choroidal neovascularization.

The study conducted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Genentech determined the following major statistics:

  • 0.33% of adults (approximately 820,000) in America suffer from the degenerative eye condition, Pathologic myopia.
  • Approximately 4% of all adults in America have severe myopia, which is defined as -6.0 D or worse in the right eye.
  • 0.017% of adults (approximately 41,000) in America suffer from myopic choroidal neovascularization.
  • Pathologic myopia appears in 0.42% of women in America compared to it being seen in only 0.25% of men. Myopic choroidal neovascularization also appears to be more prevalent in women as numbers suggest twice as many women deal with the issue than men. Women seem to be at a heightened risk of developing serious myopic complications.

 



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