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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  • 1.Keeping an eye on your vision Via Christi 50+ May Lunch & Learn May 21, 2014

2. Welcome & Introduction Lisa D. Sandell, O.D. Via Christi Clinic Optical Shop 13213 West 21st St. N. (316) 946-1717 3. Macular Degeneration What is it? Damage to the center of the retina Macula is used for central vision Peripheral vision spared 4. Macular Degeneration Risk factors Smoking, especially a risk for wet macular degeneration Age Genetics UV exposure Diet 5. Macular Degeneration Prevention Wearing UV protection Quit smoking/avoid second hand smoke Eat a balanced diet Regular eye examinations 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. Normal Retina 8. Dry vs. Wet 9. Macular Degeneration Whats for dinner? Green, leafy vegetables: Kale, spinach, broccoli, peas, collard greens Eggs Corn Fish 10. Macular Degeneration Vitamins Lutein 6-10 mg/day Fish oil/Omega 3s 1000 mg/day AREDS vitaminsinclude Vitamin A, C, E, Zinc 11. Cataracts Risk factors Age Smoking UV exposure Diabetes 12. Cataracts Symptoms Blurred vision Glare at night Dull vision 13. Glaucoma Symptoms Risk Factors Age Family History Trauma 14. Glaucoma Treatment Eye drops Surgery Goal is to preserve vision, no cure 15. Dry Eye Symptoms Blurred vision/fluctuating Burning Scratchy Watering Itching 16. Dry Eye Treatment Artificial tears Restasis Punctal Plugs Warm compresses Omega 3s Environment modification 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. Diabetes and the eyes Macular edema Swelling in the center of the retina Blurred vision Distortion No Symptoms Treatment Injections Focal laser treatment 19. Questions?