The Shingles vaccine is now recommended for everyone over 50 and it could save your eyesight. The majority of adults who get shingles are otherwise healthy and shingles that affects the eye usually occurs weeks after the initial onset of the disease.
As we move into 2018, we take the month of January to spread awareness about a leading cause of blindness in the US – glaucoma. Glaucoma is called the “sneak thief of sight” because early on in the disease’s progression, there are no symptoms.
Eye Clinic of Austin is among the first in the nation to offer the AdaptDx® test to help detect age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss in adults over age 50.
If you have a parent or grandparent who has gradually lost their sight due to macular degeneration or glaucoma, you may be interested in this exciting new research. It holds great promise for you and anyone else at risk for these eye conditions.
It turns out that your mother was right – about many things – but particularly about the importance of eating your vegetables. There have been many articles in recent years about the importance of multiple servings of vegetables in reducing the risk of a number of diseases.
The newest cataract surgery advancement, Dropless Cataract Surgery™, is now available at Eye Clinic of Austin. Dropless Cataract Surgery is a new treatment option that reduces or eliminates the need for patients to administer pricey prescription eye drops 3-4 weeks after the surgery.