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Cataracts refer to a clouding of the lens of the eye. They often develop gradually and increasingly interfere with normal vision. Those with cataracts often report particular difficulty with night vision and may experience frequent eyeglass prescription changes. In order to take good care of your eyes, avoid the following lifestyle factors, which can contribute to cataracts.
Cataract prevention is yet another good reason to quit smoking cigarettes. If you smoke a pack a day, you’re doubling your risk of developing cataracts. Smokers are also more susceptible to a type of cataract that is particularly damaging to the vision.
Refusal to Wear Sunglasses
Style isn’t the only reason to put on shades when the sun is shining. Excessive exposure to the sun’s rays puts your eye health in jeopardy. Also, if you frequent tanning booths or use sunlamps, you’re damaging your eyes and putting yourself at a higher risk of nuclear cataracts.
If you eat a diet that’s devoid of fruits and vegetables, you may be at a higher risk of developing cataracts. Talk to your eye doctor about eating an eye-friendly diet. He’ll likely tell you to eat more foods that are rich in B vitamins, including mushrooms, almonds, eggs, and kidney beans. You should also eat foods that have a high antioxidant content, including kale, Swiss chard, squash, and Brussels sprouts.
Uncontrolled Medical Conditions
Certain medical conditions can increase the risk of cataracts, particularly if these conditions are uncontrolled. Those with poorly managed diabetes have an elevated risk, as high blood glucose levels are damaging to the eye. Obesity and myopia can also increase the risk.
Eye Doctor Visits
It’s important to visit your eye doctor regularly. Doing so will ensure that any signs of cataracts are diagnosed early and treated as soon as possible.
For more information on cataract surgery, visit or call your Los Angeles cataract surgeon.
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When you’re looking for an eye surgeon, there are a few key criteria to consider. For example, it’s important to select someone who will keep you fully informed of all treatments and recommend the best option to suit your needs. Keep reading to discover more reasons why you should choose Maloney Vision Institute for your eye surgery:
Dr. Maloney offers a wealth of expertise in various eye surgery techniques, and is committed to customizing every treatment plan to suit each patient’s exact needs. Discuss your concerns with Dr. Maloney and find out if you’re a good candidate for eye surgery. Even if you’re not a good candidate for one technique, Dr. Maloney can recommend another surgery that is better suited to your eye care needs.
Internationally Recognized Achievements
Throughout Dr. Maloney’s years of clinical experience, he has performed more than 50,000 eye procedures. Dr. Maloney’s remarkable achievements in the field were recognized with the 2001 Distinguished Lans Refractive Surgery Award from the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS).
Dedication to Cutting-Edge Techniques
Maloney Vision Institute is an approved FDA Study Center. This means the practice is one of the pioneers in the newest eye surgery techniques. Dr. Maloney is committed to furthering the field of ophthalmology by developing and testing new protocols for the latest procedures.
Unparalleled Patient Safety Checks
If you’re planning to undergo cataract surgery or a LASIK procedure, you should feel completely at ease with the safety precautions taken by the eye care center staff. At Maloney Vision Institute, we maintain a strict dust-free environment, and we have a backup power system to ensure smooth operations in the event of a power outage. Prior to every procedure, we maintain stringent safety checks, including double-checking your eye measurements.
Learn more about having cataract surgery or a LASIK procedure by giving your Los Angeles LASIK surgeon a call.
Last updated 10 days ago
Though eyes are important, they’re often taken for granted until something interferes with normal vision; cataracts, for example. Take good care of your eyes by visiting your eye doctor regularly and avoiding lifestyle factors that can lead to cataract formation, such as tobacco use and poor diet. Here’s an overview of the anatomy of the eyes and how visual impairments can occur.
Anatomy of the Eye
There are many components to your eyes. The white part of your eye is called the sclera and the pigmented portion is called the iris. The iris is covered by the cornea, which is a clear dome. The iris also contains the pupil, which is the smaller black portion at the center that allows light to enter. The retina is at the back of the eye. A clear layer of tissue called the conjunctiva covers everything on the front of the eye except for the cornea.
Creation of Visual Images
Your eyes work by processing light rays. When light reflects off of an object, it can enter the eyes via the cornea. The eyes can boost or reduce the amount of light that enters by making the pupils larger or smaller. This is why your pupils grow larger when you’re in a dim area, and smaller when you turn on the light. Once the light rays enter, they travel through the lens. The lens focuses the light rays on the retina, which then processes the light rays with nerve cells called rods and cones. The rods and cones turn the light into electrical impulses, which the brain translates into images.
There are a number of eye problems that require treatment by an eye surgeon. For example, if a cataract forms, it interferes with the ability of the light to pass through the lens. If pressure within the eye builds up, this could indicate glaucoma, which results in vision loss.
Your eyes are an important asset; learn more about keeping them healthy by calling your Los Angeles eye surgeon.
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Many people choose LASIK procedures to restore their vision without the need of eyeglasses or contact lenses. LASIK has helped thousands of people gain more control over their lives. Dr. Maloney of Maloney Vision Institute has personally performed over 45,000 LASIK procedures, including a LASIK procedure for actor Dennis Quaid.
Watch this video to hear Dennis Quaid discuss his experiences with LASIK and the Maloney Vision Institute. He also explains his reasons for choosing the eye surgery and commends the procedure for being quick, easy, and painless.
Do you have any questions? Learn more about the LASIK procedure by calling your Los Angeles LASIK surgeon