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New Clinical and Surgical Options for Glaucoma Patients

This one-hour recorded webinar features Thomas W. Samuelson, MD, Founding Partner of Minnesota Eye Consultants and Adjunct Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota.

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When You Have Cataracts and Glaucoma

Cataract surgery may be combined with one of several glaucoma surgeries. Your doctor will take a number of important factors into consideration when advising what is best for your eye.

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Preservative-free Glaucoma Medications

While most glaucoma patients take at least one eye drop to control eye pressure, as many as 40% of patients need more than one medication. The more medications a patient takes the more likely he/she is to have adverse symptoms from preservatives.

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The Sight-Smart Shirt

"With increasing age, decreasing visual acuity, and the greater need for practical solutions and security, don't forget the need for smarter sight-saving clothing," says Paul Otterness.

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Making the Digital Connection in 7 Steps

If you have the desire to stay connected to your family, friends and the rest of the world, plus you have the willingness to learn how to use new communication tools, then here is what you’ll need to get started.

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Age, Acuity, & Assistive Devices: Choosing What's Right for You

With age often comes the wisdom to understand the primary importance of our need to stay connected to family and friends. Assistive devices can help you to stay connected.

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Why I Bought an iPad

I bought an iPad so that I can maintain my love of reading books and newspapers now that my vision has been reduced significantly from glaucoma and cataracts.

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Glaucoma Eye Drops Prevent Vision Loss — But Only if Patients Use Them

Glaucoma care is a team approach; preventing eye damage only works if the patient follows the treatment plan at home in-between visits to the doctor.

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Low Vision Tip: Portable Electronic Magnifiers

For patients with visual impairments, a common problem is small print access. Optical magnifiers make print look bigger, and current technology has added new options and become increasingly sophisticated.

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Alternative Therapies for Glaucoma

It is estimated that up to 15% of glaucoma patients take some form of alternative medication based only on their impression that it will help treat their glaucoma. Are any of these alternative therapies effective?

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