Monthly Archives: May 2016

Mandel Vision In Focus – May Newsletter

May 2017 Newsletter

May Highlights May is Cataract Awareness Month Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness in the U.S. A cataract is a clouding of the natural crystalline lens of the eye. If you live long enough, you will develop cataracts at some point in your life, typically after age 50. Click here to read more about cataracts. This Week’s Eye Health Tip Medical marijuana cannot replace your glaucoma medication. Studies have shown that marijuana does lower intraocular pressure (IOP), however only for short periods of time.  IOP needs …
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Myopia {Nearsightedness}

What is Myopia? Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a condition of the eye which causes distant objects to appear blurry.  The term nearsightedness is a bit counterintuitive as it means that you CAN see near objects clearly, but distant objects are blurry.  In order to understand myopia, it’s helpful to know a little bit about the anatomy of the eye and the visual system.  When you look at an object, light rays from that object enter your eye through …
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