Weakened Immune System? Arm Yourself With Knowledge About CMV Retinitis

Posted on: 14 December 2015
Do you have a weakened immune system due to leukemia, HIV/AIDS, or another condition? You probably know to be on the lookout for colds that you're at an increased risk of developing due to your weak immune system. But there's another health concern you should keep in mind, too. Cytomegalovirus retinitis, also known as CMV retinitis, is an eye infection that occurs most often in patients with weakened immune systems. Educating yourself about this eye condition will ensure that if you do develop it, you will be able to identify it quickly and know what to expect in terms of treatment.
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How to Treat Your Contact Lenses Correctly

Posted on: 17 November 2015
If you wear contacts, you may be interested in learning some simple tips for taking care of them and wearing them. If you don't put the right care into your contacts then you increase your odds of experiencing problems when you wear them. This can lead to you needing to replace them more often. Follow the tips below when you wear contacts. Clean contacts daily: You should make a habit of cleaning your contacts before you put them in and after you take them out.
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Retinal Reattachment Redo: Be Aware of Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy

Posted on: 4 November 2015
A detached retina results in permanent visual loss if it is not surgically reattached in a timely manner. While most retinal reattachment procedures are successful, less than ten percent of reattachment procedures require a second retinal reattachment surgery to correct proliferative vitreoretinopathy, a complication that can occur as a result of the eye's healing response. If you are facing surgery to reattach a detatched retina, you should understand how your retina detatched, why there is a small chance that it could happen again and what this complication means.
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How To Make Recovering From Cataract Surgery More Pleasant

Posted on: 15 October 2015
When you've made the decision to have cataract surgery, you may be curious about what the recovery time will be like. Although your first place to go for answers is to talk to your surgeon, there are a few things that you can do to make your recovery a happier process. Plan activities that don't require eyesight For those few hours or even days while you're waiting for your vision to go back to normal, you don't have to sit around with nothing to do.
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