About: Jude Desquitado

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Glaucoma 101

Glaucoma is, unfortunately, a common problem—but knowing more about glaucoma can help you stay healthy and protect your vision. Here’s what you should know. What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a condition that describes damage to the optic nerve. This damage is usually caused by increased pressure in the eyes. Damage to the optic nerve can… Read More »

Preparing for LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK eye surgery can permanently correct vision problems for many people. If you are considering the surgery, it is important to learn more about it and prepare ahead of time for the best results. How does LASIK work? LASIK stands for ‘laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis.’ It is also often referred to as laser eye surgery.… Read More »

Diabetes And Your Eyes

There is a strong connection between diabetes and the health of your eyes. Learn more about common eye conditions that may be affected by diabetes. Eye Infections Diabetes weakens your immune system, which means you can be more prone to eye infections. Wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, and replace makeup often to… Read More »

Habits That Will Protect Your Eyesight

Eyesight is something that many people take for granted, but you use your eyes every single day for almost every single thing you do—protecting your vision is pretty important. The following habits will help you protect your eyes. Always Wear Eye Protection One of the most important ways you can protect your eyes is to… Read More »

Get To Know Your Eyes

You use your eyes all day, every day to read, work, watch movies, drive, and more—but how much do you actually know about how your eyes work? Keep reading to learn a little more about the parts of your eyes. The Cornea The cornea is the clear outer layer of your eye that covers the… Read More »

What Should You Know About Keratoconus?

While keratoconus is less well known than glaucoma, cataracts, astigmatisms, and other eye conditions, it is useful to be informed about this condition. Keratoconus is found in about 1 in every 1,000 people and effects people from many different ethnic backgrounds, geographic regions, and walks of life. Here’s what you should know: What Is Keratoconus?… Read More »

What Should You Know About Dry Eyes?

Dry eyes can be irritating and painful, which is why it is important to understand what causes dry eyes, and what you can do about it. Keep reading to learn more: What Causes Dry Eyes? There are many different factors that cause dry eyes—common factors include: Medications—Sometimes dry eyes are a side effect of taking… Read More »

Understanding Ocular Hypertension

In normal settings, normal eye pressure has historically been considered a measurement of less than 21 mm Hg. An increase in eye pressure is referred to as ocular hypertension and can result to permanent vision loss if left untreated. Based on the recent Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study, 4.5 to 9.4 percent of Americans age 40… Read More »

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