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Dry Eye Treatments: Omega-3 Supplements

While artificial tears or ointments are common dry eye treatments, studies suggest that eating omega-3 fatty acid foods can also alleviate this problem. Omega-3 oils appear to improve the function of the meibomian glands in the eye that produce the oily component of tears. Improving the functioning of these glands can reduce dry eye symptoms.

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Dry Eye Treatments: Tear Substitutes

Artificial tears are the mainstay of Dry Eye treatment. These are compounds that mimic, as far as possible, the composition of tears. There are numerous artificial tears on the market. Your ophthalmologist will indicate the most appropriate for your case, although sometimes it is necessary to “try” several tears until you find the right one

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Dry Eye Treatments: Symptom Prevention

There are a series of general measures such as avoiding exposure to the wind (using closed glasses, helmet protector if riding a motorcycle, among others), direct exposure to air conditioning, dry or highly polluted environments (kitchens, smoke-filled premises, pollution, … ), excessively chlorinated swimming pools, tobacco smoke, among others. In addition, you must remember that

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Why does dry eye occur?

There is not always a recognizable cause of Dry Eye. Its prevalence increases with age, and is more frequent in menopausal women, in relation to hormonal changes. Other risk factors are the use of contact lenses, some eye surgeries, the use of monitors and some drugs such as antidepressants, anxiolytics, antihistamines, diuretics, etc. Sometimes, a

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Glaucoma Treatment: Surgery

When drug treatment is not enough to reduce pressure in the eye, sometimes surgery must be performed. It should be known that glaucoma surgery does not serve to improve patients’ vision, because the optic nerve damage can not be regenerated, but to lower the eye pressure to the levels needed to maintain vision. Trabeculectomy, the

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Glaucoma Treatment: Medical Therapy

The damage caused by glaucoma cannot be reversed. But treatment and regular check-ups can help decrease or prevent vision loss, especially if the disease is treated in the early stages. Depending on the situation, your options may include prescription eye drops (drops), oral medications, laser treatment or surgery, or a combination of any of these

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Glaucoma: A Silent Disease

50% of patients with glaucoma do not know they have it. In most cases, it does not cause obvious symptoms, such as pain or sudden decrease in vision, and can go unnoticed until the damage is already significant and much of the visual field has been reduced, affecting the patient’s daily activities and converting other

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How can Glaucoma be prevented?

The key to preventing the irreversible damage that glaucoma produces in the optic nerve is the early diagnosis of the disease to be able to control it before it continues to evolve. Since in most cases it does not cause symptoms until advanced stages of the pathology, it is recommended to undergo ophthalmological examinations every

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What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is one of the most common causes of blindness. It comprises a group of diseases that cause progressive and irreversible damage to the optic nerve. This structure is key to vision since, through it, the images captured by the retina (converted into nerve impulses) are transmitted to the brain for it to interpret and

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