Sharpen your vision!
A cataract is a human lens that has become cloudy or yellow,instead of remaining clear. Cataracts are like wrinkles;they come with birthdays. How many birthdays depends on your family’s health history and your luck.
Improve your focus,without glasses!
Cataract surgery gives the patient and doctor [...]
Everybody knows that eating right is the way to keep your heart healthy. The good news is that the same diet that helps your heart is probably also good for your eyes. A diet low in fat and rich in fruits,vegetables and whole grains can pay benefits not only to your [...]
Dr. Sharon Richens at the Richens Eye Center is among a select group of doctors nationwide approved to perform a new breakthrough treatment for glaucoma patients who also have cataracts. She is among just 200 eye surgeons nationwide,and is presently the only surgeon in Southern Utah,approved to use a [...]
Dr. Sharon Richens said when the group of vision professionals built their new office building two years ago,the intent was to make it a comfortable,beautiful place for patients and employees. But she was also looking at a long-term investment that included saving money and keeping the sunny blue skies of St. [...]
Two eye conditions for which nutritional supplements have been proven therapeutic are:macular degeneration,and dry eyes. People are often surprised to hear their eye doctor counseling them on nutrition,but I feel it’s important pass along what I know.
With regard to macular degeneration,the National Institute of Health [...]
Hospitals will always be necessary to provide care for those who need major surgery requiring blood transfusion,more than 24-hour care,or an intensive care unit of any kind. Some patients are simply too frail,too sick or too complicated to be cared for safely in an ASC. Your [...]
There are three basic components of cost to any surgical procedure,minor or major:facility fee,anesthesia fee,and surgical fee. In general,the facility fee is the most expensive component,then the surgical fee,and then the anesthesia. Fees are set by Medicare,through the Center for Medicare &Medicaid [...]
Sight,hearing,taste,smell and touch are the 5 traditionally recognized human senses. Problems with these senses are common experiences within the older US population. How does losing vision,hearing or both affect everyday activities for you or a loved one?
Hearing and vision problems are not manifest disabilities,and both [...]
Do you find yourself squinting to read your favorite magazine? Has driving around town while running errands become more of a challenge,particularly at night? Are you constantly jockeying to sit in the chair closest to the TV—for a better view? If any of these scenarios hits home,you may have [...]
You may hear a lot about Glaucoma,but what is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States,and affects 2 to 3 million Americans [...]