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Vision Update
Feb 2008Issue Number: 199111   
Sexually Transmitted Disease and Eye Infections

Sexually Transmitted Disease and Eye Infections C hlamydia is a sexually transmitted, urogenital disease that frequently goes un or misdiagnosed. As a result of this under diagnosing many individuals suffer from Adult Inclusion Conjunctivitis(A.I.C.). The reason for the misdiagnosing is the lack of desire by many eye doctors to raise the sensitive subject of sexually transmitted diseases. Often, these individuals may be reluctant to be forthright about their sexual encounters since they are extramarital in nature.

A.I.C. is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis, and is the most common cause of persistent conjunctivitis. According to recent studies, 54% of males and 74% of females have A.I.C. secondary to a Chlamydia infection. According to a study done in 1996, Chlamydia is the leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide.

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Refractive Surgery Options for People Over Forty

Refractive Surgery Options for People Over Forty F or people over the age of forty, reading becomes increasingly difficult. This inability to focus up close is called Presbyopia. It is a normal part of aging, and can not be prevented. As LASIK and PRK have increased in popularity, researchers have looked for ways to eliminate the need for reading glasses for those over 40.

Until recently, the options have been limited to mono vision LASIK, which is still the most selected option among refractive surgery patients. It involves surgically correcting one eye for the distance, and the other for near. While it is a viable option, there are still those who can not adjust to the difference in visual acuities between the two eyes.

More Refractive Surgery Options for People Over Forty...Keep Reading

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Cystoid Macular Edema, NSAIDS and Cataracts

Cystoid Macular Edema, NSAIDS and Cataracts C ystoid Macular Edema is a swelling in the central most part of the retina creating small cyst like lesions. It may occur for a number of reasons, but I will concentrate on the incidence occurring following cataract surgery.

The standard of care has changed greatly over the years with cataract surgery; attempting to reduce or eliminate post surgical complications.

Learn More About Cystoid Macular Edema, NSAIDS and Cataracts

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What is the best way to reduce dark circles under the eyes?
   Sleep with an extra pillow under your head, and if your nose is blocked, pop a decongestant before you go to bed. Nasal congestion is the most common cause of dark circles. It triggers the dilation of the veins in your lower eyelids. In addition, try cold compresses. ------------
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