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On Saturday, March 28th, Crocodile Tears was featured at the Garden Mall during the WPBF 25 Health & Wellness Festival 2015 with Dr. Oz. The event was presented by Cleveland Clinic Florida and located at The Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410. It ran from 10:00am until 4:00pm. The event was held on the Main Stage (Grand Court – Lower Level, Outside of Macy’s), as well as at the Garden’s Mall (Lower Level).
WPBF 25 Health & Wellness Festival 2015 featured two exciting speakers brought together to excite the audience into transforming their lives toward better health. Best-selling author, Lisa Oz, shared cooking recipes and holistic health ideas. Dr. Oz answered questions and spoke about procedures that are the newest and most life-changing, as well as local medical professionals.
The event moved forward throughout the day with additional presentations and features, including Crocodile tears. Crocodile tears is an excellent choice for allergy eyes, as well as relieving dry eye symptoms. In addition to being a gentle and safe eye drop approved for use daily, these drops are also designed to provide moisture, soothing relief, and protection for irritated eyes. Those who wear contact lenses or who suffer from chronic dry eye will benefit most from use of Crocodile Tears.
When your eyes are unable to produce their own natural tears, use of eye drops become necessary. This becomes a necessity when a lack of moisture is the result due to allergens, foreign debris, dust, or weather conditions. Use of eye drops such as Crocodile Tears helps provide protections and moisture along the surface of the eye when natural triggers do not occur.
For more information about Crocodile Tears eye drops and how to find relief for your dry eye or allergy symptoms, visit their website at https://croctears.com/.
Even though our vision changes as we age, that doesn’t mean this has to be a reason why our lifestyles has to change. When we know what to expect ahead of time and when to seek help from professionals, we can better safeguard our vision.
Upon aging to your 60’s or older, it’s imperative to contentious of age-related warning signs related to eye health problems that could result to vision loss. Some eye diseases do not have early symptoms. The condition could be advanced before you become aware of a condition because it may develop painlessly. Lifestyle choices that are wise, as well as eye exams that occur regularly improve chances significantly for maintenance of optimal eye health while aging.
People Over 60 & Adult Vision
When your vision is protected, the quality of your life is tremendously impacted as you age.
It may not be obvious to you how much the rest of your body’s health can also effect the health of your eyes also. Those with hypertension or diabetes, or taking prescription medication with side effects that are eye-related, have the greatest risk of vision problem development.
That being said, as you reach your senior years, having regular eye exams is increasingly more important. According to the American Optometric Association, individuals over the age of 60 should have eye exams annually.
Vision and Eye Problems Related to Age
During the years following age 60, many eye diseases could occur causing permanent vision changes. It is possible to retain optimal vision if these issues are detected and treated early.
Here are some vision disorders you be aware of as you age:
AMD (age-related macular degeneration), a disease of the eye that affects the macular, causing central vision loss. Despite being small, the macula’s purpose is being part of the retina allowing for sight of finer colors and details. Activities like driving, facial recognition, reading, and watching TV all require good macular vision. Side and peripheral vision remains unaffected by macular degeneration.
Eye Exams for Seniors
Devastating diseases like macular degeneration and glaucoma can be caught by having annual eye exams early. Healthy vision during senor years is maintained and increased through early detection.
People who have diabetes could have a condition called diabetic retinopathy. This occurs when tiny blood vessels responsible for nourishing the retina progressively become damaged. Vision becomes clouded when these vessels lead blood, as well as other fluids. This condition typically affects the patient in both eyes. When a patient has diabetes for a prolonged period of time, they are more likely to develop this condition, which could ultimately lead to blindness.
The separation or tearing of the retina is referred to retinal detachment. When trauma occurs to the head or the eye, eye inflammatory disorders exist, or advanced diabetes exists this could be the result. However, it is a spontaneous occurrence when the gel-like fluid filling the back of the eye changes. Permanent vision loss could be the result if not treated promptly.
At some point, nearly all people has experienced sore eyes or eye pain. Sometimes these symptoms relieve themselves on their own, however they could be a sign of something more problematic.
A diagnosis and treatment can be determined by your eye doctor.
The Causes for Eye Pain:
Pain or discomfort could be caused from eye problems or its surrounding structures, such as:
- Conjunctiva: the covering that is ultra-thin on the eyelid’s inside.
- Cornea: the front window of the eye used to focus light coming in.
- Eyelids: continuously offers protections and moisture to the eye.
- Extraocular muscles: eyes use these muscle to rotate.
- Iris: the eye’s colored area.
- Nerves: visual information is carried to the brain from the eyes.
- Orbit: the cave that is bony where the eye muscles and eyes are located.
- Sclera: the white of the eyes.
Problems of the Eye:
Blepharitis: and infection or eyelid inflammation causing pain or irritation.
Conjunctivitis (otherwise referred to as pinkeye): viral or bacterial inflammation of the conjunctiva. Could also cause discharge and itchiness.
Corneal abrasions: an abrasion on the cornea caused by a scratch that can be extremely painful.
Corneal infections: infected or inflamed cornea sometimes the result of shingles, wearing contacts that are not properly disinfected or cleaned, or wearing lenses overnight.
Foreign bodies: an irritant in the eye that, if not removed, could cause an abrasion.
Glaucoma: this condition typically has no symptoms early on. However, acute angle closure glaucoma does and it’s in the form of sudden internal eye pressure. To prevent blindness, treat immediately as an emergency situation.
Iritis or uveitis: an uncommon condition whereby the inside of the eye becomes inflamed.
Optic neuritis: inflammation occurs from the nerve leading from the eyeball’s back nerve to the brain.
Sinusitis: the sinus cavities experience an infection leading to pressure behind eyes.
Stye: localized infection on the eyelid due to inflammation or infection due to oil glands or eyelash hair.
Eye Pain: The Symptoms
Pain of the eye can occur solely or in addition to multiple symptoms, including:
- Crusted eyes after sleep
- Discharge, can be clear, colored or thick
- Pinkeye or red eye
- Sensation of foreign bodies
- Sensitivity to light
- Vision decrease
- Vomiting or nausea
Diagnosing Eye Pain
If you have eye pain, see your eye doctor; particularly if you have headache, loss of vision, vomiting, or nausea.
There are a variety of tools used by eye care specialists for diagnosing eye pain, including:
- Structures of the eye are viewed with a slit-lamp.
- To see deep into the eye, dilating drops are used.
- To detect glaucoma, a pressure gauging instrument is used.
Treatments for Eye Pain
Treatments for eye pain vary just as much as their causes:
Conjunctivitis: eye drops that are antibacterial, as well as antihistamines.
Corneal abrasions: ointments.
Glaucoma: pills or surgery.
Cornea infections: eye drops.
Iritis: eye drops.
Optic neuritis: corticosteroids.
Styes: warm compresses.
The best way to determine the causes for and determine the right treatment for eye pain is to see your eye doctor. Your vision should be treated as though it is precious, therefore all pain of the eye should be taken seriously.
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Dr. Lauren Richard Rosecan is a Board Certified Retina Specialist specializing in disease of the retina such as
macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions and retinal detachment. He has been in Palm Beach county for over 25 years and has three offices located in Palm Beach County in the cities of Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach and Boca Raton. He also has one office located in Martin County in the city of Stuart.
He chose to have different locations so he could make it easier for his patients to receive the necessary care.
Many of the local health care centers have approached Dr. Rosecan to see their patients. So many of these patients cannot afford to have health insurance and Dr. Rosecan treats them for free. Many of the patients that he sees are poorly controlled diabetics with severe diabetic retinopathy. There is never a time when
Dr. Rosecan will not treat the uninsured patient. He will perform complicated retina surgery for these patients also at no charge to them. He will fully examine the patient and do the necessary diagnostics to determine the type of treatment the patient needs. So many of the patients need extensive pan retinal photocoagulation
(laser treatment) to treat severe diabetic retinopathy and macular laser to treat diabetic macular edema.
“As the aging and diabetic population grows in Palm Beach County,” said Dr. Rosecan “ so will the need for subspecialists trained in the precise diagnostics and treatments of these eye conditions. Helping people see better and preventing blindness is my greatest reward.”
Heroes are men and women who place the needs of others above self and view personal responsibility from a global perspective. The term Hero is often preceded by the adjective “unsung,” but on this day we will sing!
Palm Beach County Medical Society Services, a non-profit organization, hosting the 10th Annual Heroes in Medicine Awards Ceremony. These prestigious awards honor individuals and organizations throughout Palm Beach County that use their skills and resources in the field of health care to provide outstanding services for the people of our local, national, and global communities. In addition to properly recognizing our Heroes in Medicine, this initiative serves to encourage and stimulate future heroes by promoting a commitment to community service.
Proceeds from this event benefit Project Access, providing health care for low income, uninsured residents of Palm Beach County; and the Medical Society’s medical scholarship fund. The awards was presented at the Heroes in Medicine luncheon at the Kravis Center Cohen Pavilion on Thursday, May 9, 2013.