Answers To the 3 Most Popular Questions About Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetes can wreak havoc on different parts of the body, and the eyes are no exception. Usually affecting both eyes, diabetic retinopathy causes damage to the retina’s blood vessels. The effects include swelling and leaking that can blur vision. Although new blood vessels may grow, these blood vessels are abnormal and may cause additional vision […]
When to Worry About Eye Floaters and How to Reduce Them
Those squiggly lines and specks in your field of vision are often a nuisance and not cause for concern. However, there are times when these black or gray strings and cobwebs are warning signs of an eye injury or condition that needs medical attention by an ophthalmologist. At Mittleman Eye in Palm Beach and Jupiter, […]
Can Glaucoma Treatment Prevent Blindness? Preserving Your Remaining Vision
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that causes abnormally high eye pressure and damages the optic nerve. The optic nerve is a crucial part of your vision as it sends messages to your brain to turn into images. Glaucoma tends to affect the side or peripheral vision first, damaging your eyesight before you know […]
Why is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Linked to Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke?
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that deals with the retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of each eye. At the center of the retina is the macula, a tiny but mighty area responsible for central vision and seeing fine details. AMD damages this area.
Is a Drug Treatment for Cataracts on the Horizon?
Live long enough, and you will probably develop cataracts. Right now, surgery is the only treatment for cataracts. The most common surgical procedure worldwide, cataract surgery consists of removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an intraocular lens. However, drug treatment for this clouding of the lens is on the horizon. As cataracts most […]
5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Cornea
The front of the eye contains a clear “window” of tissue called the cornea. Your cornea is responsible for protecting the surface of the eye, keeping dirt and germs out. It also plays a large role in helping the eye focus. The team at Mittleman Eye discusses some other interesting facts about the cornea.
Can a Diabetes Drug Protect You from Glaucoma?
What is Glaucoma? Scientists have identified several risk factors for glaucoma, including age, ethnicity, family history and other medical conditions. Specifically, people with diabetes are twice as likely to develop glaucoma. That is why the doctors at Mittleman Eye are excited to learn of new research showing that a popular type of diabetes medication may […]
Smartphone Use Increases Teens’ Risk for Nearsightedness
For as omnipresent as technology is in modern life, we are only just beginning to understand the kind of impact digital devices have on our health. The doctors at Mittleman Eye have been especially interested to learn more about the effects that screentime may have on the eyes. We want to highlight one recent study […]
How to Choose Contact Lenses That Fit Your Lifestyle in West Palm Beach & Jupiter FL
If you have recently decided to start wearing contact lenses, you may have some trouble deciding which type of contacts to use. Contact lenses come in two main types: soft (disposable) and RGP (rigid gas permeable). The vision team at Mittleman Eye would like to assist you in making an informed decision that is right […]
Decreased Risk of Dementia with Cataract Surgery
By now, most people are aware that cataract surgery is a highly successful way to improve hazy vision. Performed regularly at Mittleman Eye, this straightforward procedure involves removing the eye’s natural lens that has been clouded with cataracts and replacing it with an IOL (intraocular lens). What experts are only just discovering, however, is that […]