Monthly Archives: July 2015

When Should an Individual Have Cataract Surgery

“Cataracts are a common eye condition. Regular eye examinations can help ensure that treatment occurs at the right time for you. The following article from the American Foundation for The Blind has some useful information to help you determine if you may need treatment for cataracts. If you have questions schedule an eye examination with Dr. Rohr today – (877) 579-0202.”

Article Courtesy of: American Foundation for the Blind
Written By Tina D. Turner, M.D.

Treatment: Surgical Removal

To date, no medication or eye drop has been proven to prevent or reverse cataract formation. If a cataract is causing nearsightedness or a change in an individual’s prescription, new prescription eyeglasses can help improve blurred vision. The only treatment for a cataract, however, is surgical removal of the natural lens.

When to Remove? Sooner or Later?

A cataract should not be removed simply because it is present. Many people have cataracts that do not cause blurred vision, interfere with activities of daily living, or otherwise prevent them from leading active and productive lives. In such cases, these individuals should not undergo unnecessary surgery to remove their cataracts.

However, if an individual has blurred vision that makes it difficult to read print or read signs while driving; has disabling glare while driving at night; or has difficulty engaging in hobbies such as knitting, crocheting, or card games, it is time to consider cataract surgery. Continue reading When Should an Individual Have Cataract Surgery

Computer Use and Eyestrain

“Computers and smartphones have become everyday use items, often being used for multiple hours a day. We found this great article that gives some useful tips on ways to prevent eyestrain.”

Article Courtesy of: The American Academy of Ophthalmology

Staring at your computer screen, smartphone, video game or other digital devices for long periods won’t cause permanent eye damage, but your eyes may feel dry and tired. Some people also experience headaches or motion sickness when viewing 3-D, which may indicate that the viewer has a problem with focusing or depth perception.

What causes computer-use eyestrain?

  • Normally, humans blink about 18 times a minute, but studies show we blink half that often while using computers and other digital screen devices, whether for work or play.
  • Extended reading, writing or other intensive “near work” can also cause eyestrain.

Continue reading Computer Use and Eyestrain