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AMD is a leading cause of vision loss in the U.S. affecting more than 10 million Americans, which is more than cataracts and glaucoma combined. Macular Degeneration is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside back layer of the eye that records the images we see and sends them via the optic nerve from the eye to the brain. The retina’s central portion, known as the macula, is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye, and it controls our ability to read, drive a car, recognize faces or colors, and see objects in fine detail.

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Roughly how many cataract surgeries are performed each year in the US?A. 2.7 million  B. 3 million  C. 3.8 million

 

 

Answer is C, 3.8 million https://idataresearch.com/over-3-8-million-cataract-surgeries-performed-... According to the National Eye Institute, cataract removal is one of the most common operations performed in the United States.

 

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It's Trivia time! What is the correct spelling of the word below? 

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. The second leading cause of blindness, glaucoma, is a serious medical condition that affects more than 2.2 million Americans. The term glaucoma actually refers to a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve.  There are different types of glaucoma including:

Open angle: (Most common). In open angle glaucoma, aqueous fluid drains too slowly and pressure inside the eye builds up. It usually results from aging of the drainage channel, which doesn't work as well over time. However, younger people can also get this type of glaucoma. 

Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes loss of sight by damaging a part of the eye called the optic nerve. This nerve sends information from your eyes to your brain. When glaucoma damages your optic nerve, you begin to lose patches of vision, usually peripheral vision.

Happy New Year from L.O. Eye Care! What better time than this year to focus on your eye health! That's why our 2020 focus is YOU! We believe healthy eyes today, make for a brighter tomorrow. From preventative eye exams to diagnosing eye diseases, to cataract surgery and aging eyes. This year we will continue our mission to maintain and enhance the quality of life for our patients through state-of-the-art medical care. Your sight is our focus. 

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