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Researchers have been studying the vast collection of the microbiome that live in human bodies for the past decade. Much of these bacteria and other microbes are accumulated in the digestive system. That’s why most of the attention so far has been directed at its impact on various immune-mediated health conditions. But scientists have also discovered possible links between gut health and in some unexpected places. One of which is how the gut plays an important role in your eye health.
Cataracts are estimated to affect more than 24 million Americans over the age of 40, and by the time we reach 80 years old, at least half of us will be suffering from this condition – which is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world.
Cataract surgery is a very safe and effective way of restoring the vision of patients affected by this very common condition. In fact, cataract surgery is so popular that an estimated 3 million U.S. adults undergo the procedure every year. And with a success rate of around 98%, it is easy to see why it is such a popular solution.
If you are healthy, under the age of 60, and wear glasses, regular eye exams are recommended for all patients, every 2 years. For those over 60 years old, a yearly ophthalmic examination is recommended as a number of eye diseases become more frequent.
According to Ophthalmologists if you think your eye may be injured, you should always take it seriously. This is the only way you can prevent serious and lasting damage to your vision. If you want to understand eye injuries more, here are some of the important aspects you should recognize.
PRK and LASIK are two of the most popular forms of laser vision correction and each has transformed the vision of countless patients. So, how do you know how to choose between them? Although the basic premise of both treatments is the same, the techniques do vary, and it is this and the associated effects of the different techniques that set them apart from one another. To help you to decide which is right for you, here’s what you need to know about both of these laser vision correction treatments.
If you are frustrated with wearing glasses or contact lenses to correct your vision, you may be considering laser vision correction. There are various different techniques for laser vision correction, but LASIK is by far the most popular. It is estimated that as many as 10 million adults in the U.S. have already undergone LASIK and the treatment continues to be in-demand today.