Posts By: Joern Soltau, M.D.

Diabetic Retinopathy Awareness

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month.  Diabetes mellitus is a common disease that affects how the body processes glucose, a simple sugar.  Abnormal regulation of glucose in patients with diabetes can result in a range of complications throughout the body including the eyes.  As of 2018, 34.2 million Americans, or 10.5% of the population,…
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Glaucoma and your vision

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, and the leading cause of blindness in people over 60 years old. It’s estimated that more than three million Americans are living with glaucoma, and half of them aren’t even aware that they have it. Getting regular eye exams can help doctors identify and treat the…
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Tips for healthy eyes

Vision is one of our most important senses. Here are a few tips to maintain the health of our eyes as we get older: Wear sunglasses outside. Excessive exposure to UV light will speed up the aging process of our eyes through increased oxidation. UV light is responsible for the progression of cataracts (clouding of…
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