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4 Important Indicators of Senior Vision Problems

People across the Triangle expect their bodies to change with age. There is also a decline in vision, and it is common in those patients older than 60. Although vision loss is a normal part of the aging process, some … Continue reading

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4 Surprising Facts about Sports-Related Eye Injuries

In North Carolina, 4,000 school children suffer eye injuries every year according to the National Society to Prevent Blindness. As an Ophthalmologist in the Triangle, Dr. Beth R. Friedland treats many of those injuries. Sports account for the vast majority … Continue reading

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4 Significant Reasons Diabetics Need Annual Eye Exams

  One in 10 Americans has diabetes, a disease that can cause eventually cause blindness. Annual eye exams are crucial to prevent this type of vision loss, yet 60 percent of diabetics fail to get regular eye exams, according to … Continue reading

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4 Interesting Ways Sleep Apnea Affects Eye Health

Many people in Raleigh, Durham, and the Triangle often wake up feeling tired even though they’ve slept all night long. One of the causes of tiredness after awakening could be sleep apnea, a condition that also affects eye health. People … Continue reading

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4 Promising Developments Reported in Glaucoma Treatment Study

Glaucoma patients in the Triangle may one day be able to quit using daily eye drops. This eye disease, caused by elevated pressure inside the eyes (intraocular pressure), typically is treated by daily eye drops or by surgery. Dr. Beth … Continue reading

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4 Reasons People Avoid Regular Eye Exams

Spring has arrived and Triangle area residents have begun the seasonal tasks of planning vegetable gardens and planting colorful flowers for summer blooms. If it’s getting more difficult to read the small print on the seed packets, it might be … Continue reading

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Learn About Diabetes and Vision Health from Beth R. Friedland M.D. at Park Ophthalmology

Diabetes is one of the most common medical conditions that affects vision. The American Diabetes Association reports that each year, 1.7 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes. At Park Ophthalmology, Dr. Beth R. Friedland works to educate her Triangle area … Continue reading

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