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Help for Managing Glaucoma

By Eye Institute of Houston
July 15, 2016

Glaucoma is a common eye condition in which intraocular pressure is greater than it should be. The pressure against the optic nerve, light as it may be, gradually causes damage to the structure of the eye. The primary concern with glaucoma is that the patient may eventually lose his or her eyesight. Management is the ... read more

Premature Aging Can Happen to your Eyes

By Eye Institute of Houston
June 15, 2016

Age is not something we can avoid. As we have become more aware of the aspects of the aging process in general, more adults have taken control of concerns such as premature aging of the skin. But aging also affects our eyes. In fact, research shows that there are certain habits that expedite the aging ... read more

Tips for Protecting your Eyes This Summer

By Eye Institute of Houston
May 15, 2016

Your eyes need to serve you for a lifetime. Because vision is something you rely on, and it has never let you down, it can be easy to forget that the care you give your eyes now won't be reflected for many years to come. Here, we will discuss how to protect your eyes from ... read more

Common Medical Solutions for Dry Eye Disease

By Eye Institute of Houston
April 15, 2016

Every now and then, we may all experience a temporary bout of dry eyes. Itching and watering may occur, and it may feel as though something is in the eye. For temporary dry eyes, artificial tears or a little extra humidity in the environment may solve the problem. However, research is discovering that millions of ... read more

Why you Should Stop Smoking Before Cataract Surgery

By Eye Institute of Houston
March 15, 2016

The American Association of Ophthalmology estimates that cataracts are present in as many as 22 million adults over 40. Typically, cataracts are considered a problem for the elderly. In fact, statistics do show that more than fifty-percent of adults over the age of 80 have cataracts in one or both eyes. Men and women in ... read more

It Only Seems Like It’s Been Around Forever — the History of LASIK

By Eye Institute of Houston
February 28, 2016

LASIK surgery is so commonplace today, with millions of patients worldwide opting for the surgery, that it seems the procedure has been around forever. But in reality, LASIK has only been common in the U.S. for just over 20 years. Since we’re one of Houston’s leading LASIK centers, we thought our patients might be interested ... read more

Battle of the Acronyms — the Difference Between PRK and LASIK

By Eye Institute of Houston
January 15, 2016

Everyone knows about LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) eye surgery. It can take a person who has lived his or her entire life dependent on glasses to see the alarm clock and give that person perfect vision. But sometimes patients at the Eye Institute of Houston don’t quite fit as candidates for LASIK. In those ... read more

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