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Apr 26
Dr. Shanbom talks to Health.com about Roseanne Barr's eye diseases
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Recently, Roseanne Barr announced she was losing her vision due to two eye diseases she was battling simultaneously. Roseanne Barr has both macular degeneration and glaucoma which, over time, can cause blindness. Roseanne Barr is best known for her tv show, Roseanne. 
 
Dr. Shanbom was quoted in a Health.com article that spoke openly of Roseanne Barr's deteriorating vision. You can read the article, in its entirety, here. Health.com, All About the Eye Diseases Stealing Roseanne Barr's Vision.
 
While there is no known cure for macular degeneration and glaucoma, there are treatments available. 
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Apr 1
In the News: Dr. Shanbom quoted about Sleep Deprivation
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Recently, Dr. Steven Shanbom was quoted in an article on Health.com about health and the effects of sleep deprivation. Check out the article, it's full of interesting information regarding sleep deprivation and tips on how to remedy it! 
 
Most people need between 7-9 hours of sleep every night. But, many of us never get close to that. The effects from lack of sleep can be profound when it comes to your all-over health. It can potentially increase the risk of Type-2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity and depression. Sleep is one thing you should not deprive yourself of, whenever possible. 
 
You can find the article on sleep deprivation in Health.com, here
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Mar 31
Facts About Eye Dominance
Posted 2 years ago

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Did you know your brain can play favorites? Many people have a dominant eye, which means their brains prefer the visuals obtained through one eye versus the other. Here are some interesting facts about eye dominance.


Sixty-five percent of people have a dominant eye that is the same as their dominant hand. That is, if they’re right handed, their dominant eye is their right eye (or left eye if they’re left-handed). 

Eighteen percent of people are cross dominant, with their dominant eye different from their dominant hand. Interestingly, 17 percent of people have no identifiable dominant eye. 

To establish which eye is dominant, extend one arm forward at shoulder height and form a small circle with your ...


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Mar 19
Is It Ripe? 3 Myths About Cataracts.
Posted 2 years ago



When it comes to your health, it pays to have the facts. Myths just create fear and contribute to poor decision making. Here are 5 myths about cataracts and their accompanying realities. Use these facts to help you make the best choices for your health.



Myth #1 A cataract needs to be ripe before you decide to have cataract surgery.


Reality: A person should have cataract surgery when his vision is affected enough to interfere with his lifestyle. This may be blurry vision in the distance or when reading. Glare with sunlight or night driving is also a common symptom. Waiting until the cataract is ripe or mature would severely affect the vision and often ...


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Nov 5
Macular Degeneration - What Can You Do to Help Stop It?
Posted 2 years ago

All of us have one thing in common. As time passes, we age and one of the areas that begins to deteriorate as we grow older is our eyes. One of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD). In this condition , the retina becomes blocked by debris, which affects your central vision. This condition can decrease vision up to 60 percent and is one of the more prevalent causes of age-related blindness. Unfortunately, ARMD can’t be simply treated with eye drops or lenses. Because doctors aren't sure what causes macular degeneration, there is no medical cure.

However, while there are no eye drops or special lenses that will cure macular degeneration, ...


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