Glaucoma’s effect on your Vision, Part 2.

Glaucoma’s effect on your Vision, Part 2.

How is Glaucoma treated? There is no cure for glaucoma, but there is treatment and management.  First line treatment involves the use of eye drops.  The eye drops involves decreasing production of aqueous fluid or increasing outflow of aqueous fluid.  Should eye drops prove ineffective, or poor patient compliance, surgery is a consideration.  Surgery is not a first line treatment as some surgeries cause side effects of light sensitivity and increased glare. How do you monitor glaucoma? Standard of care involves measurement of eye pressures with an anesthetic and fluorescein, and evaluation…

My second week of OrthoK lenses

My second week of OrthoK lenses

A recap of my first 12 days in OrthoKeratology lenses: Day 0 (Prior to OrthoK):  -4.75DS. Day 1 (Next morning): -3.00DS Day 2 (second day of wear): -1.50DS Days 3 & 4: -1.50DS Days 5 & 6: -1.00DS Day 7: -0.75DS Day 8: -0.50DS Day 9-12: plano As OrthoK lenses and changes are reversible, my next 5 days of OrthoK lenses were dedicated to seeing how fast my eyes went back to my original prescription. After 1 day of not wearing the lenses, my prescription was a -1.25D for the next 2 days….

Contact Lenses and the Flesh Eating Organism

Contact Lenses and the Flesh Eating Organism

Contrary to what some contact lens users may think, contact lenses are medical devices, and proper care and wear is crucial to maintaining long term health. Eye care providers (ECPs) are familiar with a flesh eating micro-organism, Acanthamoeba that occurs with mixing water and contact lens use.  But it was not until Channel 9 news reporting a case of a 57 year old man losing his eye that Acanthamoeba became more known to contact lens users. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) published a report documenting contact lens wearers’ risky behavior.  50% of…