Eye Diseases Archives – Page 3 of 4 – Metro Eye
Vote best Eyewear & Medical Eye Doctor – Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee 2019

Category Archives: Eye Diseases

Happy Grandparents Day!

Whether you love your grandparents or are a grandparent yourself, it is important to pay attention to your vision as you age. You remember to take yourvitamins, or to get your blood pressure checked, but many people overlook their eyes (ironic!). For many age related eye problems and diseases early intervention is essential to prevent Read more…

Back To School Eye Exam

Vision problems come in all shapes and sizes, and can often go undetected. In fact, according to the American Optometric Association 1 in 4 school age children have vision related problems, which can sometimes be misdiagnosed as ADHD or other learning disabilities. Combine that with the fact that during the first 12 years of a Read more…

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” – Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma can take 40 percent of your vision without you noticing any difference. Glaucoma primarily affects the elderly and middle-aged individuals. Those at highest risk are people over the age of 60, diabetics and the severely nearsighted. Currently there are 2.7 million people in the U.S., over the age of 40, that have glaucoma. According Read more…

Giving sight to macular degeneration patients

“OMG! I can see my watch” This was the response from 76 year old Sue Freeman just two weeks after receiving a treatment for her macular degeneration using embryonic stem cells. This new treatment is only in the preliminary stages of a trial at UCLA, however the results seem to be very promising. A bit of background; Read more…

Winter Dry Eye

While to some winter and all of its snowy glory can produce something of a winter wonderland, to others the season brings things we’d rather not have to deal with… cold feet, frozen fingers, runny noses, and… dry eyes! Yes, in the midst of all that is bothering us when the temperatures hit record lows, Read more…

Sudden Onset of Floaters or Flashes Require Medical Attention

Irregular occurrences in vision are no casual matter. People who experience symptoms such as a “mini-avalanche of spots” (which doctors call floaters) or “lightening bolt flashes” are advised to seek medical attention promptly  as they could indicate serious vision problems. According to a New York Times report, “When blood flow through the retina is blocked Read more…

All About Eye Exams

Regular eye exams are important aspects of overall health maintenance in adults.  Exams can detect problems like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). If adults aren’t having specific problems with their vision, they often don’t know when and how often eye exams should be scheduled.   The American Academy of Ophthalmology has Read more…

Ask Your Optometrist: How Are Diabetes and the Eyes Related?

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month.  Diabetes is a disease in which the body is not able to regulate its sugar levels because of defects in insulin output or recognition.  Here are some staggering statistics from the American Diabetes Association: 25.8 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes.  That’s 8.3% of the Read more…

Smoking and Your Vision

It’s common knowledge that quitting smoking can drastically improve a person’s overall health and wellness, and cut the odds of developing serious diseases.  It turns out that avoiding or quitting smoking can also help long-term eye health. Smoking has been linked to future risks for cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), even in young smokers in their Read more…