Jeffery C. Hinson, MD
Location and Office HoursEye Physicians Professional Association
626 1st St
Macon, GA 31201
- monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- United Healthcare
- Coliseum Medical Centers
- Coliseum Northside Hospital
What might cause chronic, thick eye discharge?
There are many causes of such a problem, such as allergy, dry eye, and chronic irritation. I urge you to see your ophthalmologist to get to get to the bottom of this problem.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
Can contact lenses help block ultraviolet (UV) radiation?
HealthyWomen answeredWhile most sunglasses can help block UV rays, many frame styles do not prevent rays from reaching the eyes through the sides, top and bottom of the glasses. Contact lenses that protect against UV rays -- classified into two categories: class 1 and class 2 -- may provide added protection, with class 1 UV-blockers providing the greater measure of UV protection.
Most contact lenses do not offer UV protection. On average, contact lenses without UV-blocking capability allow 90 percent of UVA radiation and 70 percent of UVB radiation to pass through the lenses to your eyes. For more information on contact lenses that offer the highest protection, ask your eye care professional for guidance.
Although UV-blocking contact lenses are beneficial in helping to protect against harmful UV rays, clinical studies have not been done to show they directly reduce the risk of any specific eye disease or condition.
UV-blocking contact lenses should not be viewed as a stand-alone solution. Contact lenses should always be worn in conjunction with high-quality UV-blocking sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat.
How can retinopathy be prevented?
Retinopathy of prematurity: Pregnant mothers should visit their obstetricians regularly to ensure that they and their fetuses are in good health. Obstetricians can also make recommendations for good prenatal care.
Infants who are born at less than 36 weeks of gestation or weigh less than four pounds, six ounces at birth should be screened for retinopathy.
Diabetic retinopathy: Controlling blood sugar with medications and a proper diet may help prevent diabetic retinopathy. Yearly eye exams are recommended for diabetics. This can allow treatment to begin before symptoms are evident. Prompt treatment helps reduce the risk of permanent vision loss.
Hypertensive retinopathy: Individuals with histories of high blood pressure should regularly visit their healthcare providers and eye doctors. Patients who have high blood pressure should regularly take their blood pressure-lowering medications. Lifestyle changes, including regular exercise and a healthy, well-balanced diet may also help lower blood pressure.
Central serous retinopathy: Central serous retinopathy cannot be prevented because the cause remains unknown. In general, individuals should regularly visit their eye doctors to ensure that their eyes are in good health.
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