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Managing glaucoma during cataract surgery

If you have glaucoma and are planning cataract surgery, you may want to consider asking your surgeon to add MIGS to your surgical procedure. MIGS stands for Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery. MIGS procedures are performed on, in, or near the trabecular meshwork. The location of the trabecular meshwork is shown below: MIGS procedures usually lower pressure a moderate amount- somewhere between 2 and 8 mm Hg. The effect you experience is hard to predict. Good candidates for MIGS have mild to moderate glaucoma and some specific goal, like getting rid of a medicine or reaching a target pressure that has been hard to achieve. Christopher Kuntz, MD has 20 years of experience performing catara

5 Things you can do to prevent macular degeneration

Macular degeneration is common as we get older. Below are 5 things you can do to reduce your chances of suffering from macular degeneration, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology: 1. Stop Smoking. Smoking triples your risk of macular degeneration! For women over age 80 smoking is even worse; it increases AMD risk by over 5 times. Smoking also increases the risk of cataracts, diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, and dry eye. It is never too late to stop. Stopping smoking now will substantially reduce your risk of multiple vision threatening diseases of the eye. Click here to go to the American Cancer Society’s Stop Smoking page. 2. Know your family history. If you have a pare

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