Keeping an eye on your vision

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Lisa D. Sandell, OD, with Via Christi Clinic, presented "Keeping an Eye on Your Health" to Via Christi 50+ May 21, 2014, at the Sedgwick County Extension Office in Wichita, KS.

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Keeping an eye on your vision

  1. 1. Keeping an eye on your vision Via Christi 50+ May Lunch & Learn May 21, 2014
  2. 2. Welcome & Introduction Lisa D. Sandell, O.D.  Via Christi Clinic  Optical Shop  13213 West 21st St. N.  (316) 946-1717
  3. 3. Macular Degeneration What is it?  Damage to the center of the retina  Macula is used for central vision  Peripheral vision spared
  4. 4. Macular Degeneration Risk factors  Smoking, especially a risk for wet macular degeneration  Age  Genetics  UV exposure  Diet
  5. 5. Macular Degeneration Prevention  Wearing UV protection  Quit smoking/avoid second hand smoke  Eat a balanced diet  Regular eye examinations
  6. 6. Macular Degeneration Treatment  Dry vs. Wet Macular Degeneration  Dry ---Vitamins AREDS formula, monitor with Amsler Grid  Wet---Intervention with Ophthalmology, Injections to stop bleeding and new blood vessels
  7. 7. Normal Retina
  8. 8. Dry vs. Wet
  9. 9. Macular Degeneration What’s for dinner?  Green, leafy vegetables: Kale, spinach, broccoli, peas, collard greens  Eggs  Corn  Fish
  10. 10. Macular Degeneration Vitamins  Lutein 6-10 mg/day  Fish oil/Omega 3’s 1000 mg/day  AREDS vitamins—include Vitamin A, C, E, Zinc
  11. 11. Cataracts Risk factors  Age  Smoking  UV exposure  Diabetes
  12. 12. Cataracts Symptoms  Blurred vision  Glare at night  Dull vision
  13. 13. Glaucoma Symptoms Risk Factors  Age  Family History  Trauma
  14. 14. Glaucoma Treatment  Eye drops  Surgery  Goal is to preserve vision, no cure
  15. 15. Dry Eye Symptoms  Blurred vision/fluctuating  Burning  Scratchy  Watering  Itching
  16. 16. Dry Eye Treatment  Artificial tears  Restasis  Punctal Plugs  Warm compresses  Omega 3’s  Environment modification
  17. 17. Diabetes and the eyes Diabetic retinopathy  Damage to the retinal blood vessels  Non-proliferative and Proliferative  Treatment  Improve control of blood sugar  Laser treatment
  18. 18. Diabetes and the eyes Macular edema  Swelling in the center of the retina  Blurred vision  Distortion  No Symptoms  Treatment  Injections  Focal laser treatment
  19. 19. Questions?

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