Archive for August, 2011

Celiac’s Have Higher Risk For Cataracts

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder caused by gluten in sensitive individuals. Nutritional deficiencies caused by intestinal malabsorption are common and include:

  • calcium
  • fatty acids
  • folic acid
  • iron
  • magnesium
  • vitamin D
  • vitamin K

These nutritional deficiencies may also increase the risk of cataract development.  A study in the May 2011 American Journal Of Epidemology showed those with celiac disease are at an increased risk of developing cataract.

By Dr. Cook, O.D.

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Sport Injuries Are Leading Cause Of Youth Blindness

Monday, August 8th, 2011

SMI Eye Tracking Glasses Professional Sports

According to the National Eye Institute, sports related eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children. It is estimated that 90% of sports related eye injuries can be prevented with special protective eyewear; ordinary eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses do not qualify as protective eyewear.

Sports with the most eye related injuries:

  • baseball (the #1 risk for those 14 and under)
  • basketball (the #1 risk for those between 15 and 24)
  • boxing
  • hockey
  • paintball
  • raquetball
  • softball
  • squash

By Dr. Cook, O.D.