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November is Diabetes Eye Awareness Month

As the population ages, diabetes continues to be a growing epidemic in the United States.  Currently there are an estimated 17.9 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes, and possibly another 5.7 million people that are unaware they have the disease. What many of these individuals may not know is that all people with type 1 or [...]

By |October 25th, 2011|Eye Health|0 Comments

Drug Use Can Lead To A Common Eye Disease

According to the Journal of Glaucoma, the Department of Veterans Affairs has recently found that cocaine use is predictive of open-angle glaucoma - one of the most common types of eye disease. After the results were adjusted for age, gender and race, former cocaine users were 45% more likely to develop this blinding eye disease. [...]

By |October 9th, 2011|Eye Health|1 Comment