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4 Ways To Protect Your Eyes As You Age

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on December 20, 2017

It’s important to protect your eyesight to maintain your quality of life as you age. Between 9% to 12% of all blindness cases in the U.S. are caused by Glaucoma. While Glaucoma and other eye problems such as cataracts can affect Americans as soon as the age of 45. Although there are many types of… Read More

How Do I Know If I Have Glaucoma? Detecting The Early Signs

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on November 13, 2017

Glaucoma is a degenerative condition of the eye that causes damage to the optic nerve and may eventually result in blindness. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, up to 3 million Americans are estimated to suffer from glaucoma with only 1.5 million being aware of their condition. Fortunately, this potentially blinding disease is perfectly treatable… Read More

What Happens During My Cataract Surgery?

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on August 30, 2017

Cataracts are an eye condition that often occurs in patients over the age of 40. Cataracts happen when the natural lens in your eye gradually becomes opaque. This can cause blurred and cloudy vision that may impair your eyesight or cause blindness in extreme cases. There are three types of cataracts. These include: The cortical… Read More

What You Can Do When You Don’t Need Glasses Anymore

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on August 28, 2017

Every year, millions of Americans receive corrective eye surgery to fix problems they experience with their vision, including glaucoma and cataracts. Because of more serious conditions such as these, it’s easy to forget that blurred vision is also considered a vision problem. In 2015 alone, up to 21 million people around the world received LASIK… Read More

The Different Types of Glaucoma, Explained

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on August 4, 2017

Glaucoma is an eye condition that can be severe enough to cause blindness. Many Americans have it, but don’t actually exhibit any symptoms so they are forgoing treatment. In fact, according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, it is estimated that a staggering 3 million Americans suffer from glaucoma, but only half of those people have… Read More

Glaucoma 101: What Is It and Could You Have It?

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on August 2, 2017

Of all the cases of blindness in the United States, glaucoma accounts for 9 to 12% and is the leading cause of blindness in those Americans over the age of 60. Unfortunately, glaucoma may be difficult to detect without the assistance of an eye doctor. Therefore, it’s important to go for a routine eye exam… Read More


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