Category Archives: Eye Surgery

Don’t lose hope – Improve Your Eyesight Naturally

I know a lot of people have been trying to correct their vision for a long time, and have had little to no success. So I want to give you a quick 3 step process that will put you on the path to perfect sight.

Step 1) Don’t lose hope. This can be done, and by anyone. It takes time (Rome wasn’t built in a day), but it will work if you let it work.

Step 2) Clear your mind of negativity and skepticism. Most people (and especially optometrist) are going to tell you what you’re doing isn’t going to work. PAY THEM NO MIND! Your success in regaining 20/20 vision will be all the reward you’ll need. And once you reach that goal the critics will be completely silent.

Step 3) Check out How to Correct Your Eyesight. It’s a great new downloadable book that reminds me a lot of The Bates Method, except it’s a step-by-step plan and it’s a lot more readable.

If you haven’t seen any noticeable improvements in your vision in a while, than you owe it to yourself to check this out.

How To Correct Your Eyesight Without Expensive Surgery

There are a lot of ebooks out there on improving your vision. Some hokey, some useful.

Ideas like the Bates Method are very useful, but not laid out very well… Yes, the methods in it are powerful, but it’s missing system for accomplishing your goals. It’s like trying to drive in the dark with no headlights.

Enter How to Correct Your Eyesight. This book puts together everything I’ve been asking for in a natural eye cure course. (It’s like someone finally listened to us!) It not only gives you the techniques, but a step-by-step plan to use them too.

No more wondering how often you should use a technique
No more questions about how long it should take to see results
And no more paying for glasses once you complete the course!

I really found How to Correct Your Eyesight useful, and I’m well on my way to seeing 20/20. I think if you read this book, you’ll feel the same way too.

Glaucoma Treatment

The first line of glaucoma treatment is the use of prescription eyedrops. Several classes of medications are effective at lowering IOP and thus preventing optic nerve damage in chronic and neonatal glaucoma. Beta blockers (e.g. timolol), carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (e.g. acetazolamide), and alpha-2 agonists (e.g. brimonidine tartrate) inhibit aqueous humor production. Miotics (e.g. pilocarpine) and prostaglandin analogues (e.g. latanoprost) increase the outflow of aqueous humor.

It is important for patients to inform their doctors of any health conditions they have or any medications they take, including over-the counter drugs. Certain drugs used to treat glaucoma are not prescribed for patients with pre-existing conditions. The drugs prescribed to treat glaucoma all have side effects, so patients taking them should be monitored closely, especially for cardiovascular, pulmonary, and behavioral symptoms. Each medication lowers IOP by a different amount, and a combination of medications may be necessary. To ensure that IOP is lowered sufficiently, it is important that patients take their medications and be monitored regularly. IOP should be measured three to four times per year.

Normal-tension glaucoma is treated by reducing IOP to less-than-normal levels, on the theory that overly susceptible optic nerves are less likely to be damaged at lower pressures. Research underway may point to better treatments for this form of glaucoma.

Attacks of acute closed-angle glaucoma are medical emergencies. IOP is rapidly lowered by successive deployment of acetazolamide, hyperosmotic agents, a topical beta-blocker, and pilocarpine. Epinephrine should not be used because it exacerbates angle closure.

Trabeculectomy, to open the drainage canals or make an opening in the iris, can be effective in increasing the outflow of aqueous humor. This surgery is usually successful, but the effects often last less than one year. Nevertheless, this is an effective treatment for patients whose IOP is not sufficiently lowered by drugs and for those who can’t tolerate the drugs.

Laser peripheral iridotomy is a procedure used almost exclusively to treat narrow angle glaucoma. It involves creating a small opening in the peripherial iris that allows aqueous fluid to drain from behind the iris directly to the anterior chamber. This procedure typically result in “opening up” the narrow angle between the iris and the cornea, in essence converting a narrow angle into an open angle.

Argon laser trabeculoplasty is usually recommended when medications have not been able to sufficiently control IOP, although it is increasingly advocated as primary therapy for patients who are not good candidates for the use of glaucoma medications or who cannot use eyedrops. In this procedure, the beam of an argon laser is directed at the trabecular meshwork. Typically about 180° of the trabecular meshwork is treated with laser spots. As a result of this procedure, the drainage of aqueous fluid out of the eye increases, thus lowering IOP.

Gene therapy may also be part of future treatments. A mutation in the gene myocilin is believed to cause most cases of juvenile glaucoma, and 3-4% of adult glaucoma. As of 2001, researchers are investigating drugs that inhibit myocilin production. The drug therapy would not just treat IOP, but also could be used before glaucoma’s onset.

Vitamin C, vitamin B1 (thiamine), chromium, zinc, and rutin may reduce IOP.

Patients using alternative methods to attempt to prevent optic nerve damage should be advised they also need the care of a traditionally trained ophthalmologist or optometrist who is licensed to treat glaucoma, so that IOP and optic nerve damage can be monitored.

About half of the people who have glaucoma are not aware of it. For them, the prognosis is not good, and many of them will become blind. On the other hand, the prognosis for treated glaucoma is excellent.

Dry Eyes Surgery

Dry Eyes is caused when our eyes produce tears that lack the moisture and lubrication that keep our eyes protected. When there is an imbalance in the tear system, people may experience dry eyes. A person with dry eyes may experience a feeling of sand in the eye. He usually has a decrease in the amount of tear production.

What do tears do? Tears are a major protective agent for the eyes. They not only wash away dust from the eyes, they also soothe the eyes, provide oxygen and nutrients to the cornea, as well as help prevent eye infections. Tears are composed of different layers. The outer lipid layer consists of an oily film that prevents evaporation and keeps the eye lubricated. The middle or aqueous layer is secreted by the lacrimal gland and provides moisture and supplies oxygen and important nutrients to the cornea. The inner layer contains mucous that helps the tear film spread on the eye. Each layer is vital to the health of the eyes.

What can Cause Dry Eyes?

Dry Eyes may occur as a result of the following. A common cause is aging. As we age we produce less productive tears. These tears evaporate faster. Women approaching menopause especially face dry eyes due to the increase in hormones. Working or entertainment can also cause dry eyes. People who watch TV, use the computer, or sew for period of time may have eyestrain and dry eyes. Dry eyes can also be caused by personal conditions and certain medications. Some medications, and some diseases may also lead to dry eyes.

Dry Eyes Symptoms

• Discomfort in the eyes

• Itchiness

• Redness

• Excessive tearing without relief

• Foreign object sensation in the eyes

• Discomfort after periods of watching tv, reading, computer use, sewing, etc.

Dry Eye Testing – Testing for dry eyes can be performed through several methods. Fluorescein eye drops may be used to determine tear production. These eye drops contain a dye that can be traced with a special blue light as it is washed out of the eyes by the tears.

Dry Eyes Treatment Options – Dry Eyes Treatments will vary depending on the level of dry eye syndrome. Most people use artificial tears, gels or ointments that simulate the action of tears. These eye drops give temporary relief. Some adhere to the eyes and protect for long term, some with preservatives and others without. Another cure for dry eyes is punctal occlusion, by closing the tear drainage canals with silicone plugs. These plugs block the drainage of tears and keep them in the eyes longer. There are temporary and permanent plugs. They are painlessly inserted and can be removed by an ophthalmologist. Sealing of the drainage can also be done surgically. Recently a surgical procedure has been described to treat cases of severe dry eyes with transplantation of labial salivary glands to the inner side of the eyelids.