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Glaucoma damages the optic nerve in your eye. The optic nerve carries information from the eye to the brain, allowing you to see clearly. Glaucoma occurs when fluid builds up in your eye, increasing the eye’s pressure. This increase in pressure slowly damages the millions of fibers that make up your eye’s optic nerve.
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The holidays create an environment ripe for accidental injury. In addition to kitchen fires, road accidents, and slip and fall incidents, there were 150,000 toy-related emergency department-treated injuries to children in 2020. It’s important to be mindful in your holiday shopping for presents, and help prevent accidental pain and suffering caused by gift-giving.
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There is an abundance of external factors that influence every individual’s health, wellbeing and quality of life. Collectively, these factors are known as Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) and are significant indicators of health disparities, which are often most visible in underserved or overlooked populations. Addressing SDoH is a necessary step to rectify these disparities, and innovative eye health programs can help to do so.
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Lisa Olexy, SVP of Health Plan Sales at Versant Health, discusses her career journey, including how she has been able to set herself apart and develop her own leadership style. Lisa will include some of her defining moments and the role that golf has played in her leadership development, plus offer advice to the next generation of female leaders.
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More than 350 different eye diseases can be directly linked to hereditary factors. Moreover, many other health conditions with a genetic component, including diabetes, have eye disease as a hallmark, such as macular degeneration or retinopathy. However, many people with a genetic predisposition to some form of eye disease are unaware they are at high risk of vision loss.
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A contact lens is a thin plastic medical device that covers the cornea to help one see the world sharply. Although there are many options, sharing your lifestyle with your eye care professional will help you find the safest lens option to accommodate your lifestyle.  
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According to the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), more than 40% of U.S. adults age 30 years or over are estimated to have some degree of periodontitis. Reducing periodontal disease can significantly decrease the risk for any number of diseases for which a link has been proven, including glaucoma.