By Dr. Nancy A. Deutsch, M.D.
Author of “Healthy People: What Every Patient Needs to Know” and co-author of “Your Health Is Your Health,” Dr. Reuben A. Hager is a practicing ophthalmologist and the co-founder of the Global Health Institute at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Dr. Hagers article “It’s an interesting moment,” he said.
“I have been practicing ocular surgery for more than 40 years.
And it has been a long time coming.
And for me, as an American, as a physician, as someone who’s had to deal with patients in their communities who are suffering, it’s a very, very new thing to see a patient with the most devastating eye disease, a disease that kills thousands of Americans every year.
And so, I think it’s very, quite significant.”
Dr. Prudence Bier, a senior physician at The Cleveland Clinic, agreed.
“I think the number of Americans who are actually getting good quality eye care and that are receiving the best care they could in terms of treatment and care management is unprecedented in American history,” she said.
“The eye is a major organ in the human body and in the world.
And the amount of care that’s being provided is not only the healthiest in the developed world, but the most important.
And that is something that we all need to pay attention to.”
What are some other eye diseases that Americans should be aware of?
Dr. Bier said the main issues that Americans with eye disease should be paying attention to are:The severity of the disease and the severity of symptomsThe need for a vision testIf the patient is able to receive a diagnosis and receive appropriate care and treatmentDr.
Deussen said the most critical aspect of eye health is the quality of care.
“In the past, if you had a severe eye problem, you might get the diagnosis that you have to have surgery, or you might not get the surgery, and you’d get a diagnosis of something called cataract,” she explained.
“You have to go through that whole process of getting your eye checked, your cornea checked, getting an eye exam, getting a vision checkup.
It’s a long process.
And if you can get good care and you can make sure that the eye is healthy and that your eye has good function and that you’re getting good treatment and that the medications you’re taking are effective, then the odds of getting better and getting out of the problem are going to be good.”
But when you have a really, really serious disease, you have an eye that’s completely, completely, totally gone.
And you’ve got to have the ability to get the eye checked and get the cornea examined, you’ve gotta have the glasses checked, you gotta get the medications taken.
So that is a long and very difficult process, and it’s one that has to be managed.
“Dr Deussen also pointed to the importance of eye care in the face of severe illness.”
We are living in a time where we’re in an era where we can’t just go and see a doctor and go, ‘Oh, I’m okay, I’ll be back on my feet in about three months,'” she said, noting that we live in an age where it’s more important to see your doctor regularly.”
So that is the importance that people need to take into account, especially in the younger population where they are vulnerable and we can all see that,” she added.
Dr Bier also emphasized that if a person has an eye problem that’s not going to resolve within a few weeks, then they’re at increased risk for getting worse, and even more so if they have a genetic mutation or a genetic condition that increases the chance of the eye problems continuing to develop.”
People who are already at high risk for developing a condition, they are at a higher risk of getting worse if they get a genetic or genetic mutation,” she noted.”
And so, there’s a real concern that there is a really high likelihood of getting a severe disease that is going to keep getting worse over time, so that’s why you really need to be monitoring that person.
“Dr Hager agreed that people should be on their toes.”
You know, it is so important to keep an eye on people with this disease, and especially if you have severe eye problems, particularly if you’ve had surgery or if you’re seeing a doctor, you really have to be aware that the disease is coming back,” he explained.”
That eye is going be in there forever.
And I think that it’s important to have a good eye exam and see your eye regularly.
But I also think that you really do need to understand that you need to have good care.
And also, the medications that you are taking are important.
You need to