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Computer use and eye strain

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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 …

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Cataract surgery lowers risk of falls

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The risk of falling increases with age for just about everyone. But with the poor vision that a cataract brings, that risk increases dramatically. A study of more than 400 Vietnamese people aged 50 or more with cataracts in both eyes looked at how many falls each person had before and after undergoing cataract surgery. In the year after surgery …

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Believe it or not: Cataract surgery on a falcon!

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A female falcon is recovering from the world’s first falcon cataract surgery, performed at Caves Animal Hospital in Deering, N.H. The falcon, named Banner, lives at the New Hampshire School of Falconry, in Deering, N.H. She has had cataracts in each eye for nearly two years. Her condition had debilitated to the point where she could no longer fly or …

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Healthy eyes during pregnancy

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Eyes may change somewhat during pregnancy due to fluid retention, increased blood volume, hormonal fluctuations and other physical shifts that are part of pregnancy. Usually these changes are temporary and resolve after the baby is born, or after weaning a breast-fed child. Vision changes tend to be minor and don’t require a new eyeglass prescription. LASIK surgery should not be …

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February is National AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration is the number one cause of severe vision loss and legal blindness in adults over 60 in the U.S. It escalates with age. It affects 14%-24% of the U.S. population aged 65-74 years and 35 – 40% of people aged 74 years or more have the disease. In other words, more than one person in three can …

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Parents’ Quick Guide to Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

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Conjunctivitis: A Common Infection in Children According to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, more than 164 million school days are missed annually in US public schools due to the spread of infectious diseases. An astonishing 3 million of those school days are lost as a result of acute conjunctivitis . . . also known as …

Remember, we now offer Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery

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As we announced last month, Pepose Vision now offers Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, including cosmetic surgery (including blepharoplasty, also called an eyelid tuck or lift), non-surgical cosmetic treatments (such as Botox and other injectable fillers such as collagen, hyaluronic acid, or fat) and facial reconstructive surgery (including for ptosis or eyelid reconstruction after trauma or tumor excision). We are not only excited to be …

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Dr Pepose just presented exciting new advancements in glaucoma treatment

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Pepose Vision is proud to continually lead in the clinical research for advancements in vision technology and treatment. Our own Dr. Pepose just returned from participating at the prestiguous  American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Hawaiian Eye Global Meeting.  1,200 ophthalmologists, retina specialists, nurses/technicians and administrators attended this conference. Dr. Pepose provided the conference with exciting and important news about advancements …

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Please be careful with indoor tanning

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Centers For Disease Control (CDC) Study Links Thousands Of Eye and Skin Injuries To Indoor Tanning. This time of the year most people notice how pale they have become and think they would look and feel better with a little “glow”. If a nice trip is not in the near future many may seek a tanning bed as the next …

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Is This the Year You Stop Needing to Wear Glasses or Contacts?

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You probably know LASIK Vision Correction is a remarkable procedure that can help you see so much better you won’t need glasses or contacts anymore. But you might not know that it’s better and safer than ever.  At least it is at Pepose Vision! That’s because we have the absolute latest technology to measure your eyes and perform the procedure.  And of course, …

We are pleased to offer eyelid and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

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We are excited to announce we now offer facial reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, along with non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as Botox, designed to improve the appearance and function of the eyelids and face and allow our patients to look and feel great. This is a unique specialty that relies on a surgeon’s technical ability and artistic skill. These procedures will be performed by Earl Gage MD. Dr. Gage …

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

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More than four million people in the United States have glaucoma, a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve and destroy eyesight. Unfortunately, nearly half of those with glaucoma are not even aware that they have it. Are you one of them? You owe it to yourself to find out by getting a comprehensive dilated eye exam that …

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Happy New Year!

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We wish you and your family a joyful, bright, healthy, prosperous and happiest new year ahead!

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Rise in Toddlers Wearing Glasses Due to Improvements in Vision Screening

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Here’s an interesting article published this month online at the Triblive.  Annual eye exams are important (and easy) for everyone, even young kids. Little Matteo’s right eye was turning inward and getting stuck, and the condition was worsening every day. His parents — Hilary and Matt Meurer of the North Side — suspected their 2-year-old might have lazy eye, so …

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Contact Lens Related Infection On The Rise in the U.S.

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Contact Lens Related Microbial Keratitis Infection On The Rise in the U.S. An eye infection called keratitis is on the rise in America. It is related to contact lens use. The CDC states, “Among the estimated 38 million contact lens wearers in the United States, poor storage case hygiene, infrequent storage case replacement, and overnight lens wear are established preventable …

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Seven Sight-Saving Habits for Older Adults to Help Maintain Independence

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In the United States, one in six Americans over age 65 has a visual impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. This is often caused by common eye conditions and diseases. Among older Americans, visual impairment is one of the most significant contributors to loss of independence; it is also associated with a higher prevalence of chronic …

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Use your flexible spending account before the year ends

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As 2014 comes to an end, remember to use your flexible spending account. This is a great way to pay for services such as LASIK vision correction.  Imagine starting the new year with great vision free from glasses and contacts! You can also use your Health Savings Account. If you have any questions, please contact us.  And if you’re interested in LASIK, …

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December is Safe Toys and Celebration Month

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Please be careful this holiday season. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that there were 265,000 toy-related injuries treated in emergency rooms last year. Most of these injuries affect children under age 15, and nearly half affect the head or face. Common eye injuries from these toys include corneal abrasion (scratch),ocular hyphema,traumatic cataract and increased intraocular pressure injuries which …

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Dr. Pepose Lectures at John Hopkins Cataract and Cornea Practicum

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Dr. Jay S. Pepose was part of the participating expert faculty at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology this past November 15th. Dr. Pepose’s presentation was on the Impact of Ocular Surface Disease on Anterior Segment Surgery and Intraocular Lens Update. The Continuing Medical Education (CME) program was presented by John Hopkins Cataract and Cornea …

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Testing Children for Color Blindness

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New study shows that kids can be tested for color blindness as soon as age 4, finds Caucasian boys most likely to be color blind among different ethnicities.   Giving 4-year-olds a test at school might seem a tad early, but when the testing is for color blindness, the results may very well help color blind children succeed in class. …