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Eye Disease Risk Factors and Treatments: Resources for Further Reading

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Understanding your risk factors and the treatments for certain eye diseases can help you not only become a more empowered patient but also preserve your eyesight. Schedule regular eye exams with your ophthalmologist and share your medical or family history with him or her in order to ensure a timely and accurate diagnosis.

  • While there is no way to prevent glaucoma, patients can still take some steps to improve their health. For patients at risk for glaucoma, The National Glaucoma Research Program offers more information about how a healthy lifestyle can improve a patient’s overall wellbeing.
  • Although all cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, cataracts come in different forms and can be caused by a variety of factors. Learn more about the different cataract types and their causes with this vision guide from MedicineNet.
  • Once a cataract has been removed, your eye surgeon will replace the damaged natural lens with an artificial one. This reference guide to intraocular lenses, or IOLs, outlines the different lenses available and which patients may be best suited to each.

For more information about your eye health, please visit the Gerstein Eye Institute. One of the leading eye centers in Chicago and Illinois, the Gerstein Eye Institute has decades of experience treating patients with the most advanced technology and greatest care. To schedule a consultation please call us at (773) 973-3223.


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